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Developmentalism: Collaboration for Development

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Collaborating to create the right to (people) development, by the people and for the people.

Everyone should have the right to their own (best possible, holistic, balanced) development.

But that is only possible if everyone else is willing to collaborate, for the task is the most complex and time-consuming and only "one-for-all and all-for-one will" get us through.

So, we need that everybody want's their own development and that everybody wants the development of everyone else.

Then we need people to realize that the best tool for development is collaboration (and collaborative technologies). So we need everyone to be willing to collaborate with everyone else in the development of everybody.

To make it work, we all need to know about people development, so that we all are effective at collaborating in developing ourselves and everyone else.

It's also very important to note that this goes far beyond institutions and specializations. To make it inclusive, this must be a truly open networked initiative that can have no boundaries (authority included).

All this requires individual freedom, respect and responsibility. Solidarity is implied.

Collaboration for people development can change the world. Let's call it Developmentalism and make it happen! It's not where we are going, it's more which way and with whom.

Skills of Success (SOS) Personal Development. My Development. Human Development. Visual thinking. Visual thinking, also called visual/spatial learning, picture thinking, or right brained learning, is the phenomenon of thinking through visual processing.

Visual thinking

Visual thinking has been described as seeing words as a series of pictures. [citation needed] It is common in approximately 60%–65% of the general population. "Real picture thinkers", those persons who use visual thinking almost to the exclusion of other kinds of thinking, make up a smaller percentage of the population. Max-Neef Model of Human-Scale Development. Kath Fisher: "Manfred Max-Neef is a Chilean economist who has worked for many years with the problem of development in the Third World, articulating the inappropriateness of conventional models of development, that have lead to increasing poverty, massive debt and ecological disaster for many Third World communities. He works for the Centre for Development Alternatives in Chile, an organisation dedicated to the reorientation of development which stimulates local needs. Nonviolent Communication Part 1 Marshall Rosenberg.

Top Ten Group Work Strategies. If I am continually vexed by any one question in education it is ‘how can we enhance student motivation?

Top Ten Group Work Strategies

‘ Of course, I do not have the answer, and if there is one it is multi-faceted, complex and, frankly, not going to be solved in this blog post! From my position as a classroom teacher, I am always on the look out for those strategies that create a state when students are motivated and in their element, where they work furiously without even realising they are doing so, without realising the clock is ticking down to the end of the lesson.

There is no better compliment than when students question how long there is left and express genuine surprise at how fast time has passed, and that they have actually enjoyed that lesson! Collaborative learning - Research summaries. 'If individualistic learning dominates your classroom, your students will behave accordingly, even if you put them temporarily into cooperative groups.' Johnson, Johnson and Holubec (ASCD 1994) Teachers need to control less In collaborative learning the role of the teacher changes.

Collaborative learning - Research summaries

Although pupils become the crew rather than the passengers, the teacher still remains the pilot, setting the classroom on course and ensuring that the pupils work and learn together effectively. Paradoxically, the less controlling the teacher, the better the students will perform. Virtual Worlds Enabling Distributed Collaboration. Virtual Worlds Enabling Distributed Collaboration Marko Hakonen, Petra M.

Virtual Worlds Enabling Distributed Collaboration

Bosch-Sijtsema. How Successful Virtual Teams Collaborate - Keith Ferrazzi. By Keith Ferrazzi | 12:00 PM October 24, 2012 I have worked on many teams in which we dutifully did our jobs, and the group fulfilled its objectives.

How Successful Virtual Teams Collaborate - Keith Ferrazzi

And then I have worked on other teams in which everyone energetically collaborated with one another, and the results were spectacular. Not only did we surpass our goals, we also thoroughly enjoyed and benefited from that process as individuals. In other words, there’s a world of difference between merely working together and truly collaborating with one another.

Main Page - Handbook of Collective Intelligence. Clay Shirky: Institutions vs. collaboration. Michel Bauwens: Four Scenarios for the Collaborative Economy. Why Learning Through Social Networks Is The Future. By Paul Moss, Students Need Professional Learning Networks, Too Learning to create, manage and promote a professional learning network (PLN) will soon become, if it’s not already, one of the most necessary and sought after skills for a global citizen, and as such, must become a prominent feature of any school curriculum.

Why Learning Through Social Networks Is The Future

Few progressive educationalists would argue that a personal learning network (PLN) is not incredibly valuable and important. Passionate advocates including Murray, Whitby, and Sheninger lead with clarity in such discussions. The wealth of professional development that stems from such a network is quickly defining it as an essential tool for teachers, and will, I believe, replace organised costly professional development undertaken by organisations. New Cooperative Development. B.

New Cooperative Development

Henehan. Authors: Brian Henehan, Cornell University,, and Bruce Anderson, Cornell University Reviewers: Gerald White and Brent Gloy, Cornell University Summary: There is increased interest in economic alternatives as individuals try to adopt needed technology and compete in today's dynamic global markets. The cooperative organizational structure may offer a viable alternative. Onora O'Neill: What we don't understand about trust. Virtual Collaboration: The Skills Needed to Collaborate in a Virtual Environment. Keywords: Virtual collaboration, virtual collaboration skills, virtual collaboration barriers.

Virtual Collaboration: The Skills Needed to Collaborate in a Virtual Environment

Introduction Virtual Collaboration Teams (VCTs), generally defined, are groups of individuals, geographically dispersed, that work together using collaborative technology (e.g. chat rooms, e-mail, instant messaging, video conferencing, etc.) in order to accomplish organizational goals (Brake, 2006; Cottone, Pieti, Schiavinato, Soru, Martinelli, Varotto, & Mantovani, 2009; Fruchter, Bosch-Sijtsema, & Ruohomaki, 2010; Suduc, Bizoi, & Filip, 2009; and Zhang, Tremaine, Egan, Milewski, O’Sullivan, & Fjermestad, 2009). Eric Liu: Why ordinary people need to understand power. Howard Rheingold: The new power of collaboration.

Rules of the Collaboratory Game. If you’re a researcher studying schizophrenia, you can tap marvelous new tools such as functional magnetic resonance imaging and positron emission tomography.

Rules of the Collaboratory Game

You can combine data from these devices for astonishingly powerful new views of how the brain works. What you can’t do is easily integrate data gathered by researchers outside your group. Enter the Biomedical Informatics Research Network, or BIRN. Funded by the National Institutes of Health, BIRN is a virtual collaboration project for biomedical big science. Let's Stop Confusing Cooperation and Teamwork with Collaboration. Often the words collaboration, coordination, and cooperation are used to describe effective teamwork.

Let's Stop Confusing Cooperation and Teamwork with Collaboration

But they are not the same, and when we use these words interchangeably, we dilute their meaning and diminish the potential for creating powerful, collaborative workplaces. Collaboration has been a big word in the news lately, most recently due to Marissa Mayer’s explanation of her decision to bring Yahoo employees back to the office: “To become the absolute best place to work, communication and collaboration will be important, so we need to be working side-by-side.”

Mayer’s belief that we work together better when we have real relationships, and that it is easier to build relationships when you have face-to-face contact is not unfounded.