Thinking about using the social web to do democratic things…..

And another workshop – Kirklees

Ok then – this is the last of this year’s workshop posts as I think the Redbridge session will fall into next year now. We had an excellent day at Kirklees which also spent some time talking technology and trying to develop the fit with the existing 21st Century Councillor work which is being undertaken.  Lots of opportunities there we think which I will detail once we have firmed it up a bit.  We also then...

Donegal workshop – rather long action research note!!

I was in Ireland this week helping to run a Citizenscape workshop in Donegal (one of the pilot sites). We are looking to involve Youth Councillors and other young people as community moderators (Just as an aside – I really struggle with what to call these folks as a group – “young people” makes me feel like we are talking about them as an alien race but what else do you use? For now I will call them...

What on earth is Citizenscape???

As I write it occurs to me that I will be mentioning Citizenscape a great deal and so it will be useful to at least provide the basic overview of what it is.  Citizenscape is really three different things: Its an EU funded project:  You can find out more at www.citizenscape.org.  The project involves teams in Bristol, Donegal, Genoa and Zilinia and the practical trials will be starting in January 2009 Its a...

Action research diary

I found this useful sumamry of an action research diary (http://www.scu.edu.au/schools/gcm/ar/arr/arow/rdiary.html).  The first thing that struck me was the need for me to have more structure in my posts.  This suggests splitting posts under the following sections: Reflection Plan Action Observation So I might give this a go.  I have at least added these as...

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