An exciting project
The DSE Future Coasts project is a highly complex project with many components. I have been lucky enough to have been able to assist the team develop a community engagement plan. At present it is just that – a plan, but hopefully it will get the go-ahead and we can implement it.
I have been grappling with the idea of creating ‘rich pictures’ that enable people learn about complex topics, and have at last realised the obvious – that complex topics are not learned in a linear way. Another reason for not doing a power point. Creating a workshop version of the Open House CE tool enables a rich picture learning environment. I have now tested this in a couple of situations, including the Ararat CE Community of Practice and am really looking forward to having the chance to do more.
Lots of courses
I feel I have now refined the one day course to a high level. I really enjoy delivering it; each group is different but the structure is solid. I view it as a piece of interactive performance – a dance between myself and the participants and between the participants. My role is to create the framework for the participants relate to each other.