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Peer & Social Learning Unconferences: The what, the why, the how

Bruce Eckel covers what Open Spaces are how they are run, and resolves many misconceptions about 'Unconferences'.  10 seconds into this video, and you'll see the first of the mechanics for how it works, as well as lessons that Bruce has learned in doing UnConferences.


Even though this video is titled, "Open Spaces" - it really is about running an Unconference, step-by-step, using Open Space concepts.  The two concepts are a bit different.


Open Space tends to be about developing actions as take aways focused around a central theme or issue.  It is not necessarily focused primarily on learning and exchange, although it CAN be, as I will be demonstrating in a learning & dialog focused 30 minute Open Space demonstration/learning event at a panel/open space combo event at our April, 2012 session for the Assn. for Change Management Practitioners in Las Vegas.


UnConferences are about learning and dialog, in an open, self-directed format where participants co-create & co-own the outcomes.  


Here's a collection of UnConference videos, interviews, and how-to resources that you might find useful, as deemed by my perspective as a facilitator and change strategist/organization development practitioner:


Two views of What is an UnConference?  Brief video


Show and tell, photos of an unconference in action.


Video I (part of a series) of healthcare & teamwork UnConference in action.


How to run a great UnConference session.


How to prepare to attend an UnConference, especially if you might be facilitating dialog in an UnConference session.

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Peer-driven learning: Cracking that Nut

Peer-driven learning: Cracking that Nut | Agile Learning | Scoop.it

Can we create a process and context that supports a number of people coming together around a shared topic and more equally and effectively organising and learning about it together?

 

...Can we make it as peer-2-peer as possible, so it is more resilient, quicker to respond and far less hierarchical?

 

...some of the biggest and most interesting challenges ...lie in developing recommended social processes that groups of learners can collectively follow to develop, define and complete a course of study together.

 

As I’ve mentioned in previous posts ...many of the spaces we can look to for this are approaches such as Open Space and Unconferences.

 

From Deb:  Unconference & Open Space reference:  

http://www.unconference.net/welcome-to-the-unconference-blog/

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