Creating Promising Futures Through Social Construction
For practitioners who wish to reflect on their professional practices, and/or to explore new departures in theory and practice, we offer the opportunity for a two-year program of study. The program is designed to enable seasoned practitioners to enhance their understanding and practical capabilities in their particular profession. The specific areas of practice in which the diploma will be awarded include:
Participants will be given the opportunity to reflect on their current practice, to create and evaluate new practices, and to share their insights with an extended network of practitioners. Applicants to the program should have at least five years of experience in a professional practice. They will work under the supervision of a faculty member in the Taos program. All faculty members hold a PhD degree. The primary outcome of the two years of study will be a capstone project (book, thesis, video, web-work, etc.) that can be shared with other practitioners. The capstone itself will reflect an organized, reflective inquiry in the candidate’s area of practice. In addition to this inquiry, applicants may include in their program up to four workshops (including on-line offerings and tutorials) offered by the Taos Institute as well as access to the Taos Learning Community’s webinars, online discussions, etc. Successful completion of the program will include a culminating dialogue conducted electronically with a committee of Taos faculty.
The program consists of two, six-month semesters a year. Entry to the program can begin either Sept. 1, or March 1 each year. The program is especially designed for professionals who wish to think more deeply and creatively about their practices, and/or to design and evaluate an innovation. The program not only provides a seasoned “thought companion,” for the journey, but numerous additional resources for growth. The intellectual tradition reflected in the program is social constructionist, and applicants for the program should have at least a rudimentary familiarity with the tradition and its emphasis on dialogue, collaboration, relational process and action research. Numerous resources are available on the Taos Institute website (www.taosinstitute.net).
Cost: $2,200/semester (includes access to one workshop or online course per semester)
For further information: Contact Dr. Mary Gergen at [email protected]
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Deadlines for application:Fall semester (begins Sept. 1st) applications needs to be submitted by July 1.Spring Semester (begins March 1st) applications needs to be submitted by Jan. 1