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Focused Conversations & Reflective Processes

CONVERSATION METHOD

The Conversation Method is a focused conversation process. It has four levels: Objective, Reflective, Interpretive, Decisional which are used to guide individuals and groups though in-depth conversations.

The Conversation Methods is used in various ways: 

  • Art Form Conversation: movie, painting, art object, presentation
  • Elements: earth, air, fire, water
  • Movie Conversation
  • Psalm Conversation
  • Spirit Conversation

RESOURCES:

  • The Art of Focused Conversation, 100 Ways to Access Group WIsdom in the Workplace, ed. R. Brian Stanfield, New Society Publishers, 2000
  • The Art of Focused Conversation for Schools, Over 100 Ways to Guide Clear Thinking and Promote Learning, Jo Nelson, New Society Publishers, 2001
  • Back-up: Stake Conversation Rationale, The Art Form Method, Community Life. Chart, ICA Global Research Assembly, July 1977, Chicago (Check on this)
  • Guided Dialogue: A Way of Accelerating Collective Consciousness, Jean Watts…(get text from her)
  • Core Curriculum – week 4, Research Assembly, Institute of Cultural Affairs, Chicago, Summer 1973 (check out this material)

CONVERSATION METHOD EXAMPLES: basic conversation method used in various ways:

A Sample of a Spirit Conversation, TEARS

CHARTING METHOD 

The Charting Method is a self-conscious process of ordering information to create an opportunity foro self-consciously bringing order to life as it comes to us in various forms. It is a mapping process, a way of ordering information to better under various forms of reality. It is a way to: observe, form an opinion about, consider options, come to a decision and take action.

  • Charting, Methods Paper, Joseph Pierce, The Institute of Cultural Affairs, no date.
  • Charting, 5 paragraphs, Joseph W. Mathews, The Ecumenical Institute, November 29,1968
  • The Theology of Charting Methodology, Gene Marshall, The Global Academy, Imaginal Methods course (IM-A)October 16, 1971, Paul Evan’s Tape Collection, Cassette 90 (tape most likely not available. Check lecture list)

Book Study (Put in link to a sample) REQUESTED FROM EPPS

COMPREHENSIVENESS SCREEN

CORPORATENESS

CORPORATE WRITING

  • Corporate Writing Methodology, Clair Woodbury, Modified description methodology. Used by Guild 14 during the Summer ’74 Global Research Assembly to write the document on Ontological Love.

CORPORATNESS

DISTANCING

LECTURE BUILDING

  • Lecture Methodology, Lecture I, John Baggett, Global Academy, November 14, 1971, Paul Evans Tape Collection, Cassette 93, Digital File
  • Lecture Methodology, Lecture II, Gene Marshall, Global Academy, November 14,1971 (FIND IN FILES)
  • Lecture Methodology, Lecture II, Gene Marshall, Global Academy, November 14,1971 (FIND IN FILES)

PEDAGOGICAL STYLE

  • Pedagogical Style,Lecture III, Brian Stanfield, Global Academy, November 14, 1971, Paul Evans Tape Collection, Cassette 94, Digital File (FIND IN ACADEMY FILES)
  • Passion in Pedagogy, Joseph Pierce, Symbolic Centrum, February 26, 1971 (edited in good shape)

SEMINAR METHODOLOGY

  • Classroom Dynamics, Gene Marshall, Seminar Methodology (SM), The Global Academy, October 1971, Paul Evans Tape Collection, Cassette 92, Digital File (FIND IN ACADEMY FILES)
  • Seminar Methods: Creating a Great Symphony, Institute of Cultural Affairs, Chicago Centrum, Methods Paper, Spring 1971 
  • Seminar Methodology – Lesson Planning, John Baggett, The Global Academy, October 30, 1971, Paul Evans Tape Collection, Cassette 92, Digital File?) (FIND IN ACADEMY FILES)
  • Seminar Methods: Creating a Great Symphony, Institute of Cultural Affairs, Chicago Centrum, Methods Paper, Spring 1971

SETTING THE STAGE FOR GROUP CREATIVITY

SPACE DESIGN AND SET-UP

  • Claiming of Space – Chas Hahn 659 4 B
  • Sanctification and Space – JWM
  • Time and Space …. From Imag. Ed.
  • Decor: Quotations/Images (have photos, put them in)
  • Graphic Facilitation and Workshop Wall Images
  • Manipulatives (photos from Jeanette vie Margie, Beret takeown photos)
  • Sticky Walls (put in photographs & brief descriptions)

TIMELINING

Methodologies and Insights of Timelining Methodologies and Insights of Timelining

Check work of 3 collegiums plus chart

  • Individual & Family Timeline
  • Life Timeline
  • Forms of Timeline e.g. river, mountain
  • Wall of Wonder (Pat look for WoW in my files Cheryl book)

Collegium  (To be added)?????

Check work of 3 collegiums plus chart

DEEP DIALOGUE WITH LIFE SITUATIONS and EXPERIENCES