Inquiry and exploration are key in innovation.
“A More Beautiful Question” digs into the place inquiry makes into creativity and innovation
You can find a review here – http://andrewarmour.com/2014/08/17/book-review-a-more-beautiful-question-by-warren-berger-part-one/
Thanks to David Gurteen [http://www.gurteen.com/] for highlighting this book/author.
From Steve Taylor’s Twitter feed…@emergentkiwi on Twitter
“For innovation to succeed you need at least one person irrationally committed to it.” Steve Chalke
Yep – I like it.
Some wisdom from Mr Brendan McKeague
Price of Collaboration –
1. Control – If you are in control you are not collaborating
2. Personal emotional needs – If you are trying to meet a personal emotional need then collaboration is difficult
3. Certainty – Let go of certainty and embrace ambiguity
I’m loving the conversations I am having with people around this project and finding out what is happening in different areas. It has made me realise how much conversations are actually a medium and method of research. While not always systematic or structured a conversation can explore, test, analyse, reflect and develop conclusions (to be reviewed again)…very worthwhile and powerful as a learning/research tool.
A quote from a blog – The conference ( Edinburgh 2010 Conference on World Mission) said it was “critical” that theological education be re-visioned missionally, making mission and Missiology the integrating theme for all aspects of theological education.
My questions are –
“Can theological education be re-visioned without its pedagogical framework being equally or at least responsively also re-visioned?”
“Can the methodology stay the same while the framework changes?”
I think not!
It’s not simply new words to an old tune…we need a new song!
Thanks Steve Taylor for drawing my attention to this practice research – meaningful activity :: meaningful conversation (i.e. with listening and feedback) :: meaningful relationships (shared purpose-collaboration) = better learning
It was fantastic to have some time with Mark Creyton and Jenny Geale this morning talking about my research topic – formation for missional innovation through experiential learning. So fantastic they want to come on the journey and be part of the program I’ll be facilitating. What’s more Mark and Jenny are keen to reflect with me on my actions and to be contributive participants to the program. What a privilege to learn in community! I can see that my action-reflection has already begun as even the process of forming the program will be part of the research learning.
This gives rise to the question…what are the questions needed to prepare/plan a program?
Mark asked me – “What did I want as the outcomes for the participants?”
My initial answer is – To have the space, time and community in which to reflect on their own missional innovations and to better equipped for missional innovation in their own contexts.
My follow on question to my answer is – “Will this be beneficial to the participants?”
Hmmm…think I’ll put a question out to some young adults – “If you were to do a learning program on missional innovation, what would you like to get out of it?”