Thanks for picture&comments on the summer retreat! yes, coming home >> packing for next piece of work WORKS and I pack lots of inspiration, capability to balance and small hints with me...
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Thank you for your invite to this group. I attended an open space I recall at Bruges or maybe Vienna SOL and found your model of interviewing for appraisals or competences most insightful.
I provide training for some academic and non academic staff at a couple of Uk universities, hence my interest in this group.
SOL Conference May 11th 2008
Bringing SF into lecturing at University level
While even poly-technical universities are developing more and more master-studies and credit-point-systems, the students ask for more lecturing with theoretical input as part of a higher standard of education.
The question of our group is: How can we bring SF-attitudes and tools into this way of lecturing?
Our goal fort he next year is to have some examples about how we are presenting theories and models in a SF-focused way, especially in larger groups of students without possibilities of group-work in small groups.
Some inputs what is already achieved:
1. Creating a theory or model-presentation interrupted with lots of questions to transfer the theory into own practise.
2. Working with case-studies to clarify the theory.
3. Letting the students create a model of the theory.
4. Working in pairs in-between the presentation
5. Deviding the lessons into reading-time, time for questions and tutor groups for creating ideas
What we are going to do
6. Micro-tools in-between the presentation (5' discussions)
7. Giving the lesson a rhythm: 10' speech, 5' transfer, 10' question and discussion with the students
8. We are curious what will be developed
The next steps
In Switzerland an intervision-group is set up in June/July 08.
The international group with the members from Switzerland, Japan, USA, Netherland and UK is going to share how we set up our agenda for a special topic (for example change-management, leadership, organisational development). The group is connecting through internet. First step: mailings. We are going to test weather we go on with skype, google or whatever works good.
Contact persons are
Christine Salked, Basel, Switzerland, email@example.com
Carin Mussmann, Zürich, Switzerland, firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
Even before the first intervision-group for SF-attitudes and tools in lecturing in Switzerland is born, a first internationalmeeting took place at the SOL-Conference in Köln. We had half an hour time to share our experiences and ideas. I’m glad we met and I’m looking forward how the sharing is going on. The group came together from many countries: Japan (two nice guys), USA (Dave), Netherlands (Marianne), UK (Nicole) and Switzerland (Christine and I).
I tried to fix what I took with me from this meeting in a short protocol. It's a word document and we are letting you know, when everybody of the group read it. It’s a fantastic opportunity for learning by doing and getting responses.
You want to learn more about "Solution Focus"? You prefer a "step by step" introduction instead to start with reading somevoluminous books? You would appreciate to have a complete "helicopter view" on SF after the first step…
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