Category - Systems thinking

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Dispositional, Complex Systems Analytics @ LASI
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Rethinking Educational Leadership: an open space symposium
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10 years to wrestle with complexity + learning?
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ELLI profiles: size matters
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Corporate Leadership as Corporate Authorship: Becoming a Story Maker

Dispositional, Complex Systems Analytics @ LASI

We’ve just got back from an intensely busy, creative and enjoyable week at LASI13, Stanford University, where Ruth Deakin Crick, Chris Goldspink, Rebecca Ferguson, Nelson Gonzalez and I (online!) contributed to the programme. Ruth and Rebecca were both blogging, so you can get their in-situ reflections, and I’m sure there’ll be more to follow as we unpack the many ideas. Following a successful Dispositional Learning Analytics workshop, on which we’ve had very positive feedback, awareness should grow of Learner Dispositions (or Mindset as Dweck calls it), Teacher Dispositions, the potential of a multi-level Complex Systems approach to educational system design, and from Nelson’s work at Declara, the emerging potential of applying machine learning techniques to such datasets. Ruth and Rebecca[…]

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Rethinking Educational Leadership: an open space symposium

In January a group of   experienced practitioners and researchers in education and business met together in an Open Space Symposium designed to bring fresh thinking to the current challenges facing school leaders and to generate new ideas about leadership development.  The Open Space Technology provided a means of capturing the collective intelligence generated by the group in response to the core question. This report Rethinking School Leadership Bristol Leadership Forum Open Space Symposium Report January 2013 is the result of these two days.  It is designed as the beginning of an ongoing conversation.   The following themes were identified by a thematic analysis of the Open Space Sessions. Key ideas were highlighted and abstracted from their context,  coded on post[…]

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10 years to wrestle with complexity + learning?

The European Future & Emerging Technologies Flagships competition has the following mission: FET Flagships are ambitious large-scale, science-driven, research initiatives that aim to achieve a visionary goal. The scientific advance should provide a strong and broad basis for future technological innovation and economic exploitation in a variety of areas, as well as novel benefits for society. Human-Centred Computing and the Learning Sciences tend not to land “Big Science” projects like the Human Genome or Large Hadron Collider. But the over-arching theme of Complexity Science as a way of making sense of pervasive societal problems, and of the ‘big data’ it generates, provides the scale of vision for one of these Flagship projects. The Open University is a partner in the[…]

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ELLI profiles: size matters

OK, I want to launch a thread here which sets out an issue I’ve pondered for a while now, as I’ve understood more and more of the approach to learning power that ELLI embodies, but bringing in some thinking on information visualization, and critically, the underlying assumptions on which these depend. After some good email exchanges with Tim Small and Ruth Deakin Crick from the U.Bristol/Vital teams, it’s worth moving this into the blogosphere because some good stuff is coming out, and we welcome wider views. We all know how to read a spider Diagram, right? Spider Diagrams are used widely, providing a visual overview of multidimensional scores, but providing more shape information for the human eye than a simple[…]

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Corporate Leadership as Corporate Authorship: Becoming a Story Maker

Corporate Leadership as Corporate Authorship TIm Coburn 2011 Tim Coburn led the second seminar in the ‘Re-thinking  Leadership and Learning Seminar Series’  at Centre for Systems Learning and Leadership at the Graduate School of Education yesterday. It was an original, rigorous and exciting seminar which authentically ‘did what it said on the tin’.   A key take home idea  is that  becoming a STORY MAKER  is a key element of corporate and individual agency and leadership.

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