Residents Link to Learn in Newtown »

Residents Link to Learn in Newtown

About 70 Birmingham Residents joined Resident University over the two days it spent at St George’s Community Hub in inner city Newtown. They included young people taking part in the Young Resident University who learned about using social media and film-making in carrying out research with the University.

Help Tell The Story on Public Policy »

Help Tell The Story on Public Policy

The shortest path between a human being and the truth… is a story.  So why do we ask people to fill in tick boxes to tell us how they feel?  And why do so many councils and other public agencies write reports and consultation documents using words without much meaning?  How about if we could find ways […]

Cities of Value? (and 4 questions for young people) »

Cities of Value? (and 4 questions for young people)

I went to the Cities seminar organised by Birmingham-based development education charity TIDE last Thursday.  The aim was to gather perspectives on change in cities  from teachers, industry, local government and voluntary organisations.   There were some interesting presentations.  Given the links to our storytelling method (SDM), I was particularly keen to hear about Izzy Mohammed’s work with […]

The Shortest Path…. »

The Shortest Path….

A Manual for learning from Stories; Structured Dialogue Method

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