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

25 August 2022: Student Centeredness

Date and Time: Thursday 25th August 16:00 – 17:00 SAST

Session format: Webinar

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Leading the Session: Helga Hambrock, Adjunct Professor EDT/IDT Masters and PhD students, Senior ID at Concordia University

Description of the session:  

While a lot of educators claim to have a student centred approach this often is very fuzzily conceptualised. A webinar that takes a more rigorous approach would be so useful – and perhaps including some initial thinking about how we operationalise student centeredness in our work. 

Presenters Bio:

Adjunct Professor EDT/IDT Masters and PhD students, Senior ID at Concordia University: Health Management and Business Management Education, Online Learning Solutions, Seamless Learning, Global Research, IAmLearn

22 February: Liberating Structures Introduction – e/merge Africa team

Date and Time: Tuesday, 22 February 2022: 13:00 – 15:00 SAST

Leading the workshop: The e/merge Africa Team.

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. 

To join please sign up via Zoom here 

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

For more about the team please see here

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@emergeAfrica

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@jakobp

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