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Participatory Models Need to Include Cultural Models

Participatory modeling has at its heart the goal of engaging and involving community stakeholders. It aims to connect academic environments and the communities we want to understand and/or help. Participatory modelling approaches include: use facilitators, provide hands-on experiences, allow open … Continue reading

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Research in Cultural Studies – Classical and new Methodological Approaches

While the different methodological approaches frequently complemented one another, they also mounted in practical difficulties as well as theoretical contradictions. Based on my research, and a wealth of other people’s research, this book aims to provide a guide map on … Continue reading

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Method and its Culture – An Historical Approach

Imposing an alleged uniform general method upon everybody breeds mediocrity” – Dewey. In the above quote, John Dewey, like others such as his contemporary A.N. Whitehead, worries about imposing an uniform general method––much akin to what educators do in “methods … Continue reading

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A New Culture of Learning: Cultivating the Imagination for a World of Constant Change

Read The twenty-first century is a world in constant change. In A New Culture of Learning, Doug Thomas and John Seely Brown pursue an understanding of how the forces of change, and emerging waves of interest associated with these forces, … Continue reading

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Why Twitter’s Oral Culture Irritates Bill Keller (and why this is an important issue)

Here I am going to be drawing upon scholarship of Walter Ong and others who distinguish the characteristics of oral societies with those which are dominated by writing—and Europe and the United states are thoroughly dominated by the written culture … Continue reading

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Culture and Complexity: New Insights on Organisational Change

The focus of organisational change interventions moves away from ‘planning change’ and onto ‘facilitating emergence’. Most change agents seem to have a much more mechanical view of themselves—how can you be a good consultant, how can you re-engineer or fix … Continue reading

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Learning to work in the Creative and Cultural Sector – new spaces, pedagogies and expertise

Read This paper questions the link that policymakers assume exists between qualifications and access to employment in the C&C sector. It first identifies how labour market conditions in the C&C sector do not reflect the prevailing conventional wisdom that qualifications … Continue reading

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The Impact of Culture on Creativity

Read – Prat I – Part II Culture is the general expression of humanity, the expression of its creativity. Culture is linked to meaning,  knowledge, talents, industries, civilisation and values. The objective of the study is to have a better … Continue reading

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Living in the Age of Imposed Amnesia: The Eclipse of Democratic Formative Culture

Living in the Age of Imposed Amnesia: The Eclipse of Democratic Formative Culture The importance of formative culture as a mode of civic education in the shaping of democratic values and critical agents can be found in the work of … Continue reading

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Critical Social Theory – Culture, Society and Critique

This book concerns the development of critical theory in the twentieth century. There are a number of issues that need to be discussed to make clear what I mean by theory, and I will explore them in this chapter. The … Continue reading

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