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Social Construction: Premises and Practices | Nov. 4-Dec. 16

Mon, November 4, 2013

(An Online Course)

Date: November 4 - December 16
Presenter: Celiane Camargo-Borges, Ph.D.

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 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.

There will be “live” conference calls for this course held on Mondays from 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM New York time/eastern US time. If the morning time session becomes full, we may be able to add an afternoon time session for the "live" meetings. On the first call participants will meet each other and learn how the course will work. 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.

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 4 hours on this course each week with the calls, reading, videos, and assignments.

The "live" meetings will take place on Nov. 4th, Nov. 18th, Nov. 25, Dec. 2, Dec. 9, and Dec. 16.

Cost: $450 students, $550 regular

Required book: An Invitation to Social Construction, by Kenneth J. Gergen - To buy click here.

If this course becomes full, the course will be held again in Spring 2014.

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.