GELS Think Do Workshop 2011

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This is my workshop on Group Learning for GELS 2011

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  • 1. Group Learning
    Cameron Paterson
    T: cpaterso

2. Think of a group that you are (or were) part of that learned really well . . . what made it function so well?
3. Marshmallow challenge
4. Training group members to function as such prior to group engagement can improve interactions and increase productivity.
5. The Race
400-600 miles, non-stop Primal Quest Adventure Race
Multi-disciplinary, expert teams
Unknown terrain, multiple routes
Challenges: mental and physical exhaustion, navigational errors, injury
75-95 teams each year
55% of teams do not finish
Avg age=37, Avgexp=5.5 yrs
$250,000 purse
6. Map of Race
2004 Race Overview
Day 4-5
Day 1-2
7. How do claims of knowing vary across teams?
Conditional Claims
Assertive Claims
8. 9. we
Team talk
10. Conflict is normal, inherent, and essential to community practice and organisational learning.
11. Which one holds more stuff?
12. When a group is working well, we learn to listen to and respect diverse points of view, to share and exchange knowledge, and to clarify, modify, and extend our own thinking.
Project Zero
13. IDEO shopping cart
14. Leadership can be and at its best, often is a shared activity. Anyone and everyone who clarifies a teams direction, improves its strategy, secures organizational support for it, or provides coaching that improves its performance is providing leadership.
Professor Richard Hackman
15. How can leaders support group learning?Designing cultures that allows these dynamics to exist generatively
16. 80% of professional knowledge is built informally.