Learning Change

Learning Change Project: 8 Blogs, +7500 Readings

Learning Change Project Summary

Learning Blogs

This is a set of eight Resource blogs, that are part of the infrastructure of the Learning Change Project: support and empower change agents on their action learning for Systemic Change. Recognizing that those changes occur as embedded initiatives within complex environments, an action research oriented interdisciplinary agenda have been developed, on … society, dialogue, culture, cognition, critical thinking, intelligence, creativity, autopoiesis, rhizomes, complexity, emergence, self-organization, networks, systems, sustainability, multi disciplinarity, futures …, supporting bottom-up emergent self-organized communities to become sustainable systems.

The project was initiated early 2005 and it is a not-for-profit free and open initiative. The ads appearing in some pages belongs to WordPress.com.

The learning change is oriented to support social initiatives for inclusive, just, participative, self-reliant, social responsible, creative and innovative sustainable communities, with a system view of  learning institutions, embedded within complex socio-cultural environments, facilitating development processes by critical and creative citizens.

The Projectlives in a natural way” by small self-organized and autonomous learning groups of change agents, for a best relational and dialogical mode, interested in reading their own world to change it, interacting in local conversations organized and facilitated by them. The Project support that social learning process providing some readings on thinkers, theories, methods, techniques, praxis, experiences and more, just to give them some possible background information for their main issues at hand, to help them to be surprised about emergent ideas and experiences, to enjoy the happiness of their new social consciousness, into an spiral of social learning by discovering their own learning to change, becoming lifelong informal learners and change makers, lifelong future makers, as a just natural day by day flow, the flow of life, the joy of life, conversations, dancing, and love each other for what they have discovered. Discovering by reaching a more joyful life for all.

  Dance of Discovery and Understanding

(Paint: Henri Matisse, 1910)

As we believe that change requires an interdisciplinary and integrative approach, we have developed specialized blogs to cover philosophical, sociological, anthropological, psychological, science, technology, and many more aspects, working for a complete coverage, with an emphasis on theories related to learning change. We try to be uptodate in all those fields. We have collected a large set of reading materials by or about thinkers we consider important, such as: Maturana, Deleuze, Foucault, Bourdieu, Habermas, Vygotsky, Bakhtin, Freire, Illich, and many more. We have gathered a large collection of readings about change and research methods, techniques, praxis and experiences, to facilitate the change agents practical work, besides a continuous review of web technologies that might facilitate online learning, dialogue, collaboration, and more. We have carefully classified each post in Categories and Tags, for an easy browse and search (at each blog or the whole project). More than 6000 reading posts are already available, and about 150 per month are incorporated, each one with a Summary and a link to the paper or page. To prepare a reading list : Search; browse Categories, Tags and Related readings. Docs are downloadable. New posts are announced on Networks. Summaries are from source Doc. For authors, date, publishers go to source Doc. We encourage you to browse each blog, to learn how to use the different tools available for better preparing your own group reading list. If you find some missing topics or want to suggest some further readings, please let us know it.

We do not pretend to teach or lecture, we do not offer a given curriculum or blueprint to be followed. We just open our research agenda, our reading garden for all self-organized local groups interested in online learning for change processes. We highly appreciate diversity, so each reality requires a complete different set of readings, to be selected by each self-organized group. We promote networking and exchange between those groups for peer-to-peer coaching support and exchange.

The final goal of the resource-blogs is to support local communities and networks of practitioner change agents, on their self-organized local relational and dialogical activities and actions of learning change within complex environments, working as creative learners on emergent social change processes, i.e. as shown by the figure on the change agent action oriented activity system, based on Yrjö Engeström in Learning by Expanding.

The Project uses a web platform for communication and collaboration – a Google Apps Platform with some 40 tech-tools for 800 member’s accounts for ocassional e-workshops, and several other tech-tools as required by the members.

We would love to hear from you, and join forces to support others to develop their own open resources, and together facilitate collective intelligence of networks and communities of self-organized researchers, developing  their own potential as critical and creative change agents citizens.

If you are interested in forming or developing local study and action research groups or similar socio-cultural learning change initiatives, please let us know and we will try to support you.

Please comment on posts, categories, tags, issues and topics to be covered, besides suggestions for new resources and services.

File Download – at any post in all blogs, attached files are freely downloadable, once at the Drive Viewer just go and select File and Download.

The Summary of a post is taken or extracted from the document itself, and not written by myself.

The Author(s), publishers, date, etc., of all documents are on it, and not mentioned on the Summary.

I use several social networks to announce all new reading posts on the blogs. If you prefer you may subscribe to a blog to receive an email about new postings on it.

If you want to communicate with me please use the Contact Form.

Written by Giorgio Bertini

September 8, 2010 at 9:31 pm


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