14 December 2021: Liberating Structures – The Introduction by the e/merge Africa Team

Session format: Interactive immersion Session 

Date and Time: Tuesday, 14 December: 11:00 – 13:00 SAST

Leading the workshop: The e/merge Africa Team.

To join this workshop please sign up via Zoom

Description of the session:  

In designing meetings, learning activities and workshops our most generative and productive experiences are found in the zone between the extremes of total control (which silences participants) and a complete absence of structure (thus no focus for shared engagement). Liberating structures are meeting processes designed to provide just enough structure to unleash the brilliance and creativity of a group of people. Liberating Structures were originally designed for face to face interaction and have been extensively applied to online engagement during the pandemic. 

The e/merge Africa team will introduce the concept of Liberating Structures and facilitate a highly experiential workshop which features five structures, namely: Waterfall, Impromptu Networking, Spiral Journal, 1-2-4-All and Conversation Cafe’. The Liberating Structures website features 33 of the over 50 structures that have been developed. 

The e/merge Africa Team

Tony Carr is an Educational Technologist in the Centre for Innovation in Learning and Teaching at University of Cape Town and convenor of e/merge Africa. 

Dr Alice Barlow-Zambodla is e/Merge Africa Network Regional Coordinator for Southern and East Africa

Jakob Pedersen is Project Manager for e/merge Africa, Centre for Innovation in Learning and Teaching (CILT), University of Cape Town

Irene Maweu is an Online Facilitator for e/merge Africa Facilitating Online Course

Zoom registration: 

https://uct-za.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJ0sf-yrqT8rEte7rpUOOy3yoKpQU-GNvOz2

Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/137699809709364

Twitter:     

@emergeAfrica

@tony_emerge

@wavinya66

@jakobp_emerge

@alicebz

Resources:  https://www.liberatingstructures.com/

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