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OTL II - A Graphic Reflection

 

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  • C'ville Coffee - Group meetings:
    Scenarios
  • Report back, wrap up, path forward

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2/10

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Sample "Syllabus"

We understand that some (probably most) students will feel some anxiety as a result of this initial lack of structure. The first few sessions will be devoted to moving from chaos to the appropriate level of structure and control.

To help you crystallize your own thinking about our topic here's one possible structure for the course that more closely resembles a traditional syllabus. This is one among many approaches.

Session

Main Theme
Suggested Topics

Text
Additional readings in Toolkit

1

A. Introductions & context setting

 

 

2-3

B. What’s learning?

  • Mental models
  • Double loop learning
  • Anxiety & learning
  • Knowledge and practice
  • Personal mastery

Senge, The Fifth Discipline

Morgan, Images of Organization

3-5

C. What’s an organization?

  • Systems thinking & paradigms
  • Shared vision/purpose
  • Culture, values & language
  • Team learning – dialogue & discussion

Senge, The Fifth Discipline

Morgan, Images of Organization

6-7

D. What’s a learning organization?

  • Environment
  • Tension, conflict & opposition
  • Chaos & order
  • Leaders & leading

Quinn, Beyond Rational Management

8-13

E. Projects, dialogue & reflection

Student/group projects and seminars

 

TBD

14

F. Review & wrap-up

 

Revised based on sessions 1-3 :

Session

Topic

1

A. Introductions & context setting

2-3

B. Purpose, Principles & Groups

4

C. Coda

5-11

D. Projects, dialogue & learning

12-13

E. Reflection & learning

14

F. Review, syllabus & wrap-up

 

 

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