14 July 2022: Liberating Structures – An Introduction

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Date and Time: Thursday, 14 July 2022: 15:00 – 17:30 SAST Please note new date for this event

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 and Conversation Cafe’. The Liberating Structures website features 33 of the over 50 structures that have been developed. 

Session guides:  

The e/merge Africa Team

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

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

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