Subject: Monday's conversational Review of 2004
5.00-7.00 1WN 3.8 Monday 20th December.
Hoping that we can celebrate our achievements over 2004 and look forward
to 2005 in this last Monday evening educational conversation of the year.
Do bring along some nibbles and I'll bring some drinks. Also if you have a
CD with some music you can remember dancing to with pleasure bring it
along - or think of the title - I'd like to link this dancing with
pleasure to Ken's expression of Qi energy!
It's Jean's birthday on Monday and I'm hoping we can wish her many happy
returns in person. Jean also has a proposal to share with us for a 2005
Conference of the Educational Studies Association of Ireland. Marian has
been working on the framing for her thesis and may have something to share
with us on this framing on Monday. Mark Potts from Westwood St. Thomas
may also join us with his completed masters dissertation, plus a CD with
video-clips. I'm hoping James will be able to show us his
video-archiving of clips on his apple-mac.
I've been working on a multi-media account of inclusional educational
relationships and I'd like to see if it is possible to extend my shared
understanding with Moira so that I can validly say that 'we' can
characterise the expression of her embodied values, in the video-clip I
made at the end of her lesson on 15th October 2004, as an inclusional
loving flow of life-affirming energy. I'm using Alan's idea of
inclusionality as a relationally dynamic awareness of space and boundaries
that are connective, reflexive and co-creative. I'm also working with
Alan's idea of the complex self as representing a fully contextualized
understanding of 'self-identity' which reciprocally couples distinct but
not discrete inner (local) and outer (non-local) spatial aspects through
an INTERMEDIARY domain or 'dynamic self boundary'.
I'm hoping that Marian will be with us because I'd like to hear what
everyone thinks of my suggestion that the expression of Marian's passion
for compassion in the visual narrative of her thesis, is an original
contribution to new inclusional, living educational standards of
judgement. I'm thinking of Marian's originality in terms of the way in
which her Theatre for Development can be seen to integrate the above idea
of an inclusional understanding of a complex self. If this suggestion
seems too heavy for our last session of the year, and you'd prefer
Margarida's focus on pleasure, just ignore it!
If you can't make it and have news to share - wherever in the world you
are - just e-mail it in ......