One leg, two leg, three leg, more?

In Orwell’s classic Animal Farm the characters often oscillate between their evaluative assessments on the merits of two or four

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The Developmental Evaluation and Design Imperative

Developmental evaluation is an approach to evaluating programs that takes account of complexity and changing conditions, supports innovation, and serves

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Thinking Developmentally About Social Issues

Thinking developmentally means attenuating oneself to nuance, punctuated learning, ongoing feedback, and inconsistent behaviour. I don’t blame people for wanting to impose a simple cause-and-effect narrative on the world, but doing so doesn’t mean its useful. As I’ve argued elsewhere, unless we consider changing our thinking we may continue to spend time devising ways to do what systems thinker and management leader Russell Ackoff called “the wrong things, righter”.

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Designing Education for Learning

Higher education strives to prepare learners to meet the scientific and technical demands of a changing world, yet does so in a manner that seems antithetical to change. What gives? I explore this in a little further with insights from complexity science.

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