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To explore and map “The Landscape of Change” in a way that is helpful for “all of us” who are faced by rapidly changing times and high levels of uncertainty. I want to take something which is just a way that I look at things, and make it into something that I can share with others in a way that will enable us to to find our way more easily. I believe that as we get more accustomed to recognising fellow travellers, explorers, pioneers, settlers, refugees etc, and we become more effective at sharing our experiences and explorations of this strange, changing world, so we will get better at recognising opportunities to travel in the same directions for a while helping each other along the way.
I’m not particularly interested in accreditation at the moment although I may change my mind on that (and certainly at various stages in my work I have wanted to check how what I do compares with some kind of recognised standard). I’m more interested in having a “space” where it is appropriate to be exploring things in theory – to be reflecting on practical work, recognising patterns and drawing conclusions.
I’ll draw mainly on practical projects that I am currently involved in, or was previously involved in. I think I’ll start with some kind of spread sheet, so I can see what headings emerge, and so that I can reorder things easily. That would be a useful starting point if the end point was going to be a pattern language approach to expressing/sharing the Landscape of Change. I don’t know if it will be. It might be more appropriate to share it in other forms – not text, but pictures, songs etc – I think of lots of ways of expressing things that I can’t do, that would probably be more effective – perhaps I might interest others in doing that…. if I can first find a way of shared the ideas with them effectively.
I’m starting off by making a spread sheet of relevant “field work” I have done. https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0Aol41estuotndFcxQ1RRVFV5NDRuaHpVTkc0UENRTHc
No idea yet what form the finished thing will take (see activity notes)
To be defined.
To begin with the support is simply the idea of exploring these ideas in the context of a wikiqual. This means I have the hope/expectation of having a learning affiliate who will be interested in the Landscape of Change as a work in progress, so that I can explore the ideas without needing to decide “the right starting place” for what I write. It is okay to be simply gathering stuff together ready to look it over and shape it up in some way.