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    Making Conferences Human Places of Learning

    Kenny, Michael (2014) Making Conferences Human Places of Learning. The Adult Learner. pp. 86-95. ISSN 0790-8040

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    Open Space Technology is a cumbersome name for a participative conference model that enables dynamic inclusive engagement and challenges traditional highly structured hierarchical conference formats. Based on self-organising systems (Wenger, 1998) Open Space Technology conferences have an open process, start with no agenda and empower the most equitable outcome determined by those attending. This article describes the author’s participation in an Open Space Technology conference, discusses the principles underpinning Open Space Technology methodology and considers its application in adult learning engagement settings.

    Item Type: Article
    Keywords: Adult Learning; Open Space Technology; Participation; Conference Methods;
    Academic Unit: Faculty of Social Sciences > Adult and Community Education
    Item ID: 5542
    Depositing User: Mr. Michael Kenny
    Date Deposited: 06 Nov 2014 12:51
    Journal or Publication Title: The Adult Learner
    Publisher: The National Association of Adult Education
    Refereed: Yes
    Use Licence: This item is available under a Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial Share Alike Licence (CC BY-NC-SA). Details of this licence are available here

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