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Social Construction: Premises and Practices | April 13 - May 18

Mon, April 13, 2015

through Mon, May 18, 2015

(A 6 Week Online Course)
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 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 times will be 10:00 AM New York time and then again at 1:00 PM NY time. Participants will choose one time to attend every week of the course.)*

There will be an orientation conference call the week prior to March 23rd 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.

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. Participants should plan to spend at least 10-12 hours each week on this course between the calls, readings, videos, connecting with a learning partner and writing assignments.


Weekly Live calls:
Monday, April 13 - Module 1 - Getting to know one another and creating a virtual learning community
Monday, April 20 - Module 2 – An Introduction to Social Construction
Monday, April 27 – Module 3 – Dialogue and Discourse
Monday, May 4 - Module 4 – Social Construction of the Person
Monday, May 11 - Module 5 – Research/Inquiry as Social Construction
Monday, May 18 - Module 6 – Social Construction: Promises and Challenges

Orientation to the platform and workshop – Everyone is required to attend one of these.
Choose one time:
April 8 – 11:00 am NY time
April 9 – 2:30 pm NY time

Cost: $475.00 students, $575.00 regular (US)

Register at this link: www.taosinstitute.net/online-course-registration

Required books:
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.