Cafés are wonderful – but don’t try one at home

I am pleased to republish this article by Dr Peter Atkinson, warning those who believe that it is a simple thing to facilitate a successful Knowledge Café, let alone the much more complex venture of Co-Creative Conversation (compared here). This article is a natural addendum to the third article in the Corona Conversation series describe... Continue Reading →

Corona Conversations #3: Lessons from a Co-Creative Conversation; Why it actually isn’t just talk.

This is the third of three articles originally published on Medium.com in connection with the public Corona Conversations in April and May 2020 by Dr Steve Ellis and myself tackling sense- and decision-making, agency and collaboration in the post-pandemic world.  If the future of all communication in the pandemic-prone world is online, we need to... Continue Reading →

Corona Conversations #2: Stick a pin in your filter bubble; On the value of talking to people you disagree with

5 min read This is the second of three articles originally published on Medium.com in connection with the public Corona Conversations in April and May 2020 by Dr Steve Ellis and myself tackling sense- and decision-making, agency and collaboration in the post-pandemic world.  On the brink of the new millennium, a young duo trapped in a... Continue Reading →

Corona Conversations #1: “But he hasn’t got anything on,” a little virus said.

 7 min read This is the first of three articles originally published on Medium.com in connection with the public Corona Conversations in April and May 2020 by Dr Steve Ellis and myself tackling sense- and decision-making, agency and collaboration in the post-pandemic world.  ____________ LIKE the little boy in the H.C. Andersen story, the Coronavirus has... Continue Reading →

University of the future – A Knowledge Café at Regent’s

Yesterday I had the exquisite pleasure of attending the first of David Gurteen's new series of open Knowledge Cafés. The event took place in the surreally beautiful oasis of Regent's University London, which I approached at dusk with the sense of entering a DreamWorks version of a wizard's boarding school, replete with wild and ancient... Continue Reading →

Knowledge Management#3: Sir David on why the Common Good means Outstanding

At Norwich Research School's unmissable Slow-Burn Leadership conference at University of East Anglia, Sir David Carter's speech was ostensibly on "effective collaboration and system leadership in East Anglia." In reality, he spoke of ethical leadership, cultural shifts and courage. As such, he precisely mirrored the points made by big guns in business at the Knowledge... Continue Reading →

Knowledge Management#2: From Sparks to Wildfire; Education’s first Route Maps

By divine providence, yesterday’s education conference #rEdRugby19 flagged up the important, and grossly underreported, work being done on Knowledge Management in education. This interlude on yesterday's education conference in Rugby builds on Knowledge Management: What business can offer education in the year of the Platypus. Although I stand by my comments that education is decades behind... Continue Reading →

Knowledge Management#1: What business can offer education in the year of the Platypus

When it comes to knowledge and knowledge production, the education sector outguns Big Data and all traditional industries, combined. Here is a call for us to take ownership of that fact. Enter Knowledge Management. This week, I attended the ARK Group’s annual Knowledge Management Summit in London, eagerly attended by some of the largest corporations... Continue Reading →

Thoughts on CPD accreditation #2; Missing the (quality) mark

Risk assessment: Why the Chartered College's CPD Quality Assurance project might have a negative effect on the value and variety of CPD available to schools.  [5 minutes to read] Any quality assurance scheme in education faces a number of serious challenges before even getting off the ground which, if left untackled, could inadvertently lead to... Continue Reading →

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