Open Source Learning

532854_344588988923886_1825172899_nIntro note: I actually wrote this back in 2000 when we were establishing Engage!. I came across it just now and was struck by how relevant it is to the work I am now doing with Ubiquity – nearly 15 years on! Gosh I was smart back then – I wonder what happened…

Link to original pdf.

Open Source Learning

A Key to Multiculturalism, Citizenship, and the Knowledge Society

Contents

Introduction

Exploring the Problems and Challenges

  • Multiculturalism, Diversity and Difference
  • Citizenship, Participation and Motivation
  • The Knowledge Society

The Foundations of Open Source Learning

  • Skills, Qualities and Values
  • Beyond Certainty and Control
  • Systems Thinking
  • Think Subtly, Act Simply
  • Love your Enemy

Open Source Learning in Practice

  • Critical Thinking for Conscious Action
  • The Role of the Educator
  • Structures and Methods
  • Why “Open Source Learning” ?

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Ubiquity

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So why the radio silence on my blog? Sorry if you’ve been hoping for more…

Since September 2012 I have been full-on in manifestation mode with the co-creation of Ubiquity University – a new enterprise creating an online learning and innovation platform, designed to release the creativity, collaboration and complex problem-solving needed to engage the challenges of our time. Ubiquity was founded by current President Jim Garrison. Our inaugural Chancellor is Ken Wilber, as we seek to embed an integral approach into the learning experience. Engaging the student as a whole person and demonstrating the fundamental interconnectedness of the world are key principles at Ubiquity. You can see an announcement website and teaser video at www.ubiquityuniversity.org.

We are getting closer to launch, after which I will be able to share more. For now, watch this space…

PS My thinking around volution (see this earlier blog) continues to evolve in the background and will be core to my Ph.D.

The Wisdom Factor

With Wisdom University in Europe, we are going to be launching an exciting new concept in October – the Wisdom Factor. There is a book coming out in Dutch first with essays by five authors – Dr Will Taegel, Dr Jm Garrison, Prof Matthijs Schouten, Irene van Lippe and Gert van Santen – followed by a two and a half day workshop with the authors deepening our understanding and felt experience of the Wisdom Factor.

In my words, the Wisdom Factor is accessing the dimensions of ourselves and our world that connect to our more intuitive and energetic sensing than to our rational mind. The conclusion I have come to is that this is essential for us to transition through the current turbulence.

You are welcome to the Book Launch on the morning of October 10th and the workshop on the afternoon of the 10th through to the afternoon of the 12th (which carries academic credit for Wisdom University students and is also open to others).

See Invitation Wisdom Factor book launch (Dutch) for more information on the book launch and Invitation Wisdom Factor Intensive (Dutch) for more on the workshop. Or feel free to contact me.

Fundamentals of Energy Work

I’m very excited about this event I will be co-teaching on with Calen and Jini Rayne in Asheville, USA in September. We are pioneering an introduction to the basics in energetic work, to help people get a sense of what it is all about and then find their way into practices that suit them if appropriate. Calen is a true master of the invisible realms and Jini is one of the world’s most qualified Feng Shui practitioners.

Click here for more info on my site, or go directly to Calen’s site here. Register by emailing me (petermerry@wisdomuniversity.org) or Calen (crayne@wisdomuniversity.org). We are choosing to keep the group quite small first time round (c 15) and have a few places left, so if you feel called, act now!

Thrive – the Movie and the Conversation in Amsterdam

In my role as Director of Wisdom University in Europe, I will be hosting a showing of the movie Thrive and a conversation afterwards on Saturday 12.11.11 at the Hub in Amsterdam (Westerstraat 187), starting 18.30. It launches on 11.11.11 and promises to challenge many assumptions. RSVP thrive.amsterdam@gmail.com. Film showing is free with donations to cover room hire.

Even insiders who have seen it talked about it for days afterwards. My business partner and friend Tatiana Glad, also co-founder of the Hub in Amsterdam, will join me in hosting the conversation afterwards. Thrive recommends that people go to Wisdom University to get academic credits for studying related issues. See also the Thrive website.