Schedule of Collaborative Explorations (CEs)

to help people decide whether to join the CE, a short preview session on google+ hangout may be scheduled a week before the CE starts

Current and Upcoming

Critical, Creative and Reflective Practice

Teaching about scientific and political change in times of crisis—Have we been sharing an outdated progressive imaginary about citizen engagement in science working with developments in social institutions to provide for the welfare of the populace?
Specific topics in the teaching of scientific and political change in which to explore and share emerging theory and research:
Jan-Feb, Science-policy connections to improve responses to extreme climatic events.
Feb-Mar, Rise and fall of grassroots or citizen initiatives in shaping the directions taken in science and technology.
Mar-Apr, U.S. versus Europe concerning the building of infrastructure built so that to make new genetic knowledge useful.
Apr-May, Teach and engage others to participate in questioning and shaping the direction of scientific and social changes.


Science in a Changing World

Teaching about scientific and political change in times of crisis—Have we been sharing an outdated progressive imaginary about citizen engagement in science working with developments in social institutions to provide for the welfare of the populace?
Specific topics in the teaching of scientific and political change in which to explore and share emerging theory and research:
Jan-Feb, Science-policy connections to improve responses to extreme climatic events.
Feb-Mar, Rise and fall of grassroots or citizen initiatives in shaping the directions taken in science and technology.
Mar-Apr, U.S. versus Europe concerning the building of infrastructure built so that to make new genetic knowledge useful.
Apr-May, Teach and engage others to participate in questioning and shaping the direction of scientific and social changes.

Other future possibilities

Critical Creative and Reflective Practice
Science in a Changing World
  • If CE participants want to set up additional CEs, they can do so either a) through one of the existing google+ communities associated with CEs (CCRP or SICW), in which case, the moderators would vett the proposals; or b) in their own virtual spaces (as would especially be appropriate adapting the approach to areas other than the two above), in which case, they are welcome to advertize the CEs in either of the google+ communities above.

Past CEs

2011

July, Deeper Rationale for a "Collaborative for Exploration of Scientific and Political Change"

2013

Apr, Connectivist MOOCs: Learning and collaboration, possibilities and limitations
May, Creative and Transformative Education
June, Scaffolding Creative Learning
July, Design for Living Complexities
Aug --
Sept, Everyone can think creatively!
Oct, Stories to scaffold creative learning
Nov, Young people designing their own lives
Dec, Manifestos for Creative Thinking and Problem-Solving

2014

Jan ---
Feb, The democratic control of science—A self-guided e-trail
Feb, Running deep learning communities within connectivist MOOCs
March, Policy and practices around new genetic technologies, here and there
April, Preparing people to be informed participants in political debates about science, technology, and social change
May, Science-policy connections to improve responses to extreme climatic events: Briefings requested—quickly!
June, More and more curious
July, Design for Living Complexities
Aug ---
Sept, Where can reflective practice make a difference?
Oct, Using Critical Thinking as a Tool for Empathy in a Polarized Culture
Dec, How gender shapes critical thinking and creative thinking, and vice versa

2015

April, What is or isn't transformative learning?
Rethinking Critical Thinking -- series of asynchronous CEs (no live sessions)
Sept, How do people have their thinking changed?
Oct, Everyone can think critically!
Nov, Manifesto and Plan for Practice in Critical Thinking

2016

June, Creating a sustainable studio for people with quite diverse work and life projects
Jul/Aug, Design for Living Complexities
Sept, Engaging The Reluctant
Nov, Re-membering and gardening

2017

Feb, Entangled bank
Apr, Arguing over what type of fertilizer will make the swamp less odious, or…?
Oct, Making Spaces for Connecting, Probing, Reflecting
Nov, Finding new directions, new topics, new discoveries in our fields