I am currently re-reading Donald Schon's classic The Reflective Practitioner - How Professionals Think in Action (1983) along with An Urgency of Teachers - The Work of Critical Digital Pedagogy, a 2018 compilation of the essays and articles of Sean Michael Morris and Jesse Stommel. This was not an intentional pairing. I started Reflective Practitioner and then … Continue reading Notes on current readings: The Reflective Practitioner and An Urgency of Teachers
Learning from success I recently attended a conference where, upon reflection, I am once again just struck by the challenge of aligning on outcomes in the workplace. And how the inability to do so absolutely kills our capacity for organizational learning. The context in this case involved community management professionals (practitioners who are skilled in … Continue reading Why is alignment on outcomes so hard?
Earlier this year, I had the opportunity to do a podcast with Jim Storer and Shannon Abram of The Community Roundtable as part of their "Conversations with Community Managers" series. One of the topics we cover is what I see as a missed opportunity for learning professionals who see "social learning" as equal to "having people … Continue reading Social learning as learning-to-be
Work in progress. Random, small scraps of notes from #engagemooc as I wander through it, out of synch. Will be attempting to add more notes as I go deeper and hopefully come out writing something at the end of it. Topic 1: Public Enagagment From Highlander Center video transcript (my emphasis): "...the folks at my … Continue reading Notes from Engagement in a Time of Polarization
I just re-read a post I wrote in June, 2015, reflecting on a challenge posed by educator and author Cathy Davidson. In Why Start with Pedagogy 4 Good Reasons, 4 Good Solutions, Cathy Davidson writes: “If your goal is equality in a world where inequality is structural and violent and pervasive, you can at least … Continue reading Revisiting: A critical pedagogy for organizational learning?