Taos Institute Podcasts

Constructionist Practices as Social Innovation, a 10-episode podcast series, season 5 of Positivity Strategist. For this exciting season, the Taos Institute has collaborated with Taos Associate Robyn Stratton-Berkessel to bring you the latest ideas and practices in social construction. An impressive line-up of guests awaits.

Podcast episodes feature authors from The Taos Institute’s forthcomingThe Sage Handbook of Social Constructionist Practice. To ensure you receive notifications of these shows as they go live every two weeks, visit Season 5 Podcast and sign on.

The season finale of a beautiful collaboration between the Taos Institute and Associate Robyn Stratton-Berkessel of Positivity Strategist. As a group, we reflect on how social constructionism as an orientation is relevant in 2020, a year marked with COVID-19 and social unrest.

Conflict resolution through the lens of social construction offers that conflict between individuals is usually constructed within a larger community context. Listen to John Winslade, Ph.D. in this episode.

For Janet Newbury, Ph.D., community building comes with honor, privilege, and immense responsibility. It requires to genuinely consider power relations and to engage in decolonization efforts. Listen to her interview in this episode.

In this episode, Gail Simon Ph.D. and Leah Salter Ph.D. invite us to acknowledge that we are merely co-inhabitors of this planet and introduce the concept of transmaterial worlding.  

Shifting from traditional measurement-based assessment in schools to educational evaluation of the entire school ecosystem is Scherto Gill‘s podcast topic.

In this podcast, Pavel Nepustil, Ph.D. describes how addiction’s development, sustainability, and finally its ending are embedded in family, community and broader societal context.

Social therapeutics as a playful, performatory, philosophical methodology for person and community development is the topic explored in this episode with Lois Holzman, Co-Founder and Director of the East Side Institute.

Transformative community conferencing is an approach to community building or reconciliation. David Hooker, Ph.D. discusses this narrative practice in this episode.

Schooling is at a crossroads in a postmodern society. The need for more relational ways of engaging in schooling has been apparent for decades. Creating school harmony is the topic of this episode with Gro Emmertsen Lund, Ph.D..

Research into positive aging delivers findings that run counter to the traditional understanding of aging. Listen to Taos co-founder and board member Mary Gergen, Ph.D. as she shares her story.

Click here to read or listen to the introductory episode with Sheila McNamee, Ph.D. and Celiane Camargo-Borges, Ph.D., two of the four editors of the Sage Handbook of Social Constructionist Practice.

In season 5 of Positivity Strategist podcast, your host Robyn Stratton-Berkessel collaborates with the Taos Institute to explore Social Constructionist Practices as Social Innovation.

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