Becoming Narrative Champions How we Learn
Has Fundamentally Changed http://www.flickr.com/photos/jonbecker/4625331304 http://www.flickr.com/photos/pollyalida/5133242349 "Young people have a remarkable capacity for intensity"
Gary Stager http://www.flickr.com/photos/shareski/3589627137 Learning is not a thing, it is a process…I try on these pages to distinguish between contexts of productive and unproductive learning. And by productive, I mean that the learning process is one that engenders and reinforces wanting to learn more. Absent wanting to learn, the learning context is unproductive or counterproductive. Is it not noteworthy that the word or concept of learning probably has the highest of all word counts in the diverse literature in education and yet when people are asked what they mean by learnng they are taken aback, stammer or stutter, and come up with a sentence or two which they admit is vague and unsatisfactory? Mindful Seeing Positive Deviance is based on the observation that in every community there are certain individuals or groups whose uncommon behaviors and strategies enable them to find better solutions to problems than their peers, while having access to the same resources and facing similar or worse challenges.
The Positive Deviance approach is an asset-based, problem-solving, and community-driven approach that enables the community to discover these successful behaviors and strategies and develop a plan of action to promote their adoption by all concerned. http://www.flickr.com/photos/worldbank/2092098332 Collect Tell Share http://www.flickr.com/photos/mike52ad/4675696269 http://www.flickr.com/photos/langwitches/5140620044 http://www.flickr.com/photos/jonpayne/418008916See the full transcript