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Social Construction: Premises and Practices | Oct. 31-Dec. 12

Mon, October 31, 2016

through Mon, December 12, 2016

(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.

There will be an orientation conference call the week of October 31st 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 one to attend.

Orientation to the platform and workshop – Everyone is required to attend one of these.

Choose one time:
Nov 1 – 2:00 pm NY time
Nov 2 – 10:00 am NY time

The first week assignments will be given and should be completed between Oct. 31st - Nov. 6th.

On the first live 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 weekly 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 learning 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 conference calls:

Monday, Nov 7 - Module 1 - Getting to know one another and creating a vibrant virtual learning community
Monday, Nov 14 - Module 2 – An Introduction to Social Construction
Monday, Nov 21 – Module 3 – Dialogue and Discourse
Monday, Nov 28 - Module 4 – Social Construction of the Person
Monday, Dec 5 - Module 5 – Research/Inquiry as Social Construction
Monday, Dec 12 - Module 6 – Social Construction: Promises and Challenges

$475.00 students, $575.00 regular (US)

Register at this link: Click here

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 7 days before the workshop starts. No refund after that.