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Theme and Sub-Themes

The Conference Theme

Acting—Learning—Understanding:
reflecting, collaborating, conversing, doing

As individuals, we may aim to share our ideas with others and develop them together, without losing the origin in individual difference. We can talk, make, think, all together.


Sub-theme 1 (24 hours)

From Acting to Understanding

We will explore

  • what it means to move from acting to understanding
  • how we can do it
  • how we can make it easier to do, and more effective
  • the sort of knowledge that can result, and its value
  • how we can show this move in how we talk about it
  • where the learning is and how it operates
  • and other topics you bring

We will present our group findings in a plenary.


Sub-theme 2 (24 hours)

From Understanding to Acting

We will explore

  • what it means to move from understanding to acting
  • how we can do it
  • how we can make it easier to do, and more effective
  • the sort of action that can result, and its value
  • how we can show this move in how we talk about it
  • where the learning is and how it operates
  • and other topics you bring

Again, we will present our group findings in a plenary.


Concluding Unification (4 hours)

Living with the circularity

We will consider how the two sub-themes can be brought together, and what this means not only to the concepts of acting, learning and understanding, but also to the way we may look at the world both to accommodate both linear causality, and circularity. This will bring the conference to a close, and raise not only new findings, but also new questions that we can derive from these findings (and which we will pursue in the post-conference).