For the Monday group and an invitation to colleagues.
5.00-7.00 1WN 3.8. 17 October 2005.
Sometime after our initial check in, I'd like to show the 13 minute video that we didn't have time for last Monday. This is the one from Nongoma, KwaZulu Natal, South Africa, that Amy Glover sent in about the community response to working with Aids in South Africa. Alan is also OK about a focus on inclusionality during the evening and I'm hoping that Alon will share his most recent 'framing' for his thesis on a heuristics of a human existence, following last Monday evening's responses (for the live url to Alan's latest writings on neighbourhood and inclusionality see below).
News from the week includes a great yelp of delighted relief from Ireland as Maggie posted off her doctoral thesis on developing a pedagogy of the unique through a web of betweenness. The yelp of frustration from Japan was Je Kan having to move his server for 'living-action-research'! The new url is
Ken will miss several Monday evenings in November because of his visit to the Middle East to explore possibilities of extending the influence of the relationships between bereaved parents of Palestinian and Israeli children killed by the bombings and shootings. Irris Singer, a psychoanalytic psychotherapist and Clinical Director at the Institute for Psychotherapy and Social Studies, joined last Monday's conversation together with her film director colleague Shelley and they will be going with Ken to work with Israeli and Palestinian parents.
Yaqub and Jack are working on their interactive presentations for the HE Academy Forum for the 26th October on Engaging with Student Cultural Diversity in the Curriculum – What works? at The Graduate Centre, London Metropolitan University. Their topic is:
Teacher self-study for exploring effective practices of inclusion
As we continue to explore our educational influences in our different workplace contexts, and learn to work more inclusionally, I find it helpful to check that we have understood each others' meanings of inclusionality. If you could read Alan's one page on 'The Inclusional Nature of Neighbourhood - A Universal Dynamic Solution' at:
http://www.bath.ac.uk/~bssadmr/inclusionality/naturalsolution.html I think it would help us to check with each other how we are using 'flow-form' in inclusionality and how Alan is developing inclusional meanings of neighbourhood.
I'm not expecting anyone to have read by Monday the draft keynote at http://www.jackwhitehead.com/monday/arrkey05dr1.htm on Creating living theories of educational influence for a productive life for the Act, Reflect, Revise conference in Canada on the 10th Nov. but if you do have time to browse through this web-based presentation I'm hoping that you will understand how I am exploring the educational implications of living with some of Alan's understandings of inclusionality. I'm thinking particularly of the implications for educational knowledge and theory of developing inclusional standards of judgement from the flow-form of the embodied values we express in our productive lives. Here's the image that evoked shared affirmations of inclusionality between Marie and I. The image is included in the keynote along with those video-clips from Branko Bognar working in Croatia with his colleagues and their pupils on action research, creativity and validation.
We've had a nice note from Daniel Neira Troncoso from the University of Concepci˜n-Chile, expressing a desire to work with us and his colleagues in extending the influence of living educational theories in Chile. We've also had a note from Robert Mason 1V asking for a one day workshop on reflective practice at Dalton School, New York. Jean has sent off the final draft of Action Research: Living Theory to the publishers and we are hoping that this will be out in time for AERA 06 in San Francisco. Unusually we have had no news from Moira in China. I know her lap-top is no more and I think a new one is being installed. Looking forward to Monday evening's conversation and to your e-mail news if you can't be here.