Category Archives: Conversations

Literature Reviews: Generative and Transformative Textual Conversations

The intention of this article is to invite readers to explore and understand how literature reviews can be conducted from a systemic and dialogical approach. After reading a paper by Montuori, I considered how literature reviews could be situated systemically … Continue reading

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The Language Instinct – The New Science of Language and Mind

Language is so tightly woven into human experience that it is scarcely possible to imagine life without it. Chances are that if you find two or more people together anywhere on earth, they will soon be exchanging words. When there … Continue reading

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The Power of Social Conversation Analysis

Every day there are millions of conversations happening in social media — including ones about your organization. In order to capitalize on the sheer amount of social buzz, you need to understand what’s resonating in regards to your organization. An … Continue reading

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A Complexity Perspective on Presencing

This article outlines preliminary criteria for establishing a complexity perspective of presencing, a process-method of generative conversation that involves sensing, seeing into and apprehending complex emergent ways of knowing and inquiry within collective contexts of learning and inquiry. The article … Continue reading

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Collaborative Relationships and Dialogic Conversations

Knowledge and language are contextualized social, cultural, historical, and communal processes. Creating theories, ideas, truths, beliefs, realities, or how-tos is an interactive interpretive process of social discourse that occurs within knowledge communities and is produced in language; all parties contribute … Continue reading

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Connected Conversations

Transition cannot be achieved from the top down. It will require central and local government, businesses, communities, and individuals to develop their own understanding of sustainability and social justice and to debate and negotiate with each other about the way … Continue reading

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Lean and social

We still don’t understand that work is communication: we live and work in a network of conversations. Being lean means understanding that conversations are never neutral. They always affect the quality and pace of the outcome. Communication either accelerates or … Continue reading

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Why Are Some Academics in Conversation an Interrupter

In conversation, I am what is known as an interrupter. I know it’s an annoying habit; I also know it’s one I share with a lot of academics. What I tell myself is that I interrupt people—friends, colleagues, students—when they … Continue reading

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Developing Critically Thoughtful e-Learning Communities of Practice

In this paper, we consider an approach to developing critically thoughtful e-Learning communities of practice — where participants are deliberate about the use of specific intellectual tools supporting critical thinking. We address Garrison & Anderson’s (2003) argument that such critical … Continue reading

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