We will meet monthly for 1-1.5 hours and try out some new structures each time, as well as reflect on their value and usefulness in our classrooms.
To help us with a successful kick-off, we have invited co-leader of the Vancouver Liberating Structures User Group: Leva Lee, Manager, Learning & Teaching at BCCampus . We will discover how she facilitates some of the structures and get inspiration from her experiences at other universities and colleges in BC. A couple of our own faculty members will facilitate one or two structures as well.
How to join?
The invitation is for this to be an open practice group for all faculty to join each month or drop in when they can. All experience levels are welcome and you may choose to facilitate one of the structures during a meet-up or to simply participate to experience how it works.
To have an idea of numbers for the first meet-up on Oct. 11, please email us to let us know if you are planning to come.
What are Liberating Structures?
“Liberating Structures (LS) are a growing collection of group processes and methods that make it easy and quick for members of any group to radically change how they interact and work together. Their purpose is to liberate energy, tap into collective intelligence, stimulate creativity, and get surprisingly better results by engaging people and unleashing the power of self-organization.” Quoted from: Kimball, Lisa. (2009). Liberating Structures: A New Pattern language for Engagement. Available at: https://thesystemsthinker.com/liberating-structures-a-new-pattern-language-for-engagement/ [Accessed September 20, 2018]
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