The Taos Institute is partnering with several other organizations to offer online or distance learning programs as well as developing our own online courses. See below for offerings.
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The next event is a community online dialogue is May 4 - 22 - A Dialogue with the author Frank Barrett on his outstanding book Yes to the Mess: Surprising Leadership Lessons from Jazz. For information visit:
Social Construction: Premises and Practices - October 26 - November 30, 2015
Facilitators: Celiane Camargo-Borges, Ph.D. and Dawn Dole, MSOD, M.Ed.,
This online course features videos and writings of Ken Gergen, Mary Gergen, Sheila McNamee, Harlene Anderson, Barnett Pearce, John Shotter, Saliha Bava and more.
This 6-week online course introduces common premises and orienting ideas central to dialogues on social construction. The ways in which constructionist ideas differ from traditional, realist understandings of the world are explored. The course will consist of six modules with readings, videos and online dialogues via text chat groups. The course is facilitated by Taos Associate, Celiane Camargo Borges, Ph.D. and supported by Dawn Dole, Taos Institute Executive Director.
There will be "live" conference calls for this course are held on Mondays from 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM New York time/eastern US time.
Limited to 10-12 participants. *(If the enrollment grows to a point where we need to make two groups, the live meeting times will be 10:00 AM New York time and then again at 1:00 PM NY time.)*
On the first call participants will meet each other, learn how the course will work and begin to co-create a learning community. This will be followed by five additional conference calls to explore the material from each module. During the week, participants will be required to do the weekly reading, watch the videos, complete writing assignments and connect with their inquiry partner/s for that week.
There will be an orientation conference call the week prior to October 19th to become familiar with the online learning platform. It is required that all participants attend this orientation. There will be two scheduled orientation available from which to choose.
The course consists of an introduction and five modules:
Module 1 - Getting to know one another and creating a virtual learning community
Module 2 - An Introduction to Social Construction
Module 3 - Dialogue and Discourse
Module 4 - Social Construction of the Person
Module 5 - Research/Inquiry as Social Construction
Module 6 - Social Construction: Promises and Challenges
Participants should plan to spend at least 10 hours each week on this course between the calls, readings, videos, connecting with a learning partner and writing assignments.
The "live" conference calls will take place on Mondays between Oct. 26 - Nov. 30, 2015.
Cost: $475.00 students, $575.00 regular (US)
Register at this link: www.taosinstitute.net/online-course-registration
An Invitation to Social Construction, by Kenneth J. Gergen - To buy click here
Social Construction: Entering the Dialogue, by Ken and Mary Gergen - To buy click here
50% refund for any cancellations up to two weeks before class starts. 25% refund for any cancellations up to one week before the class starts. No refund after that.