[Dialogue] “Study” is a problem for me these days (in other words, “figuring out what is really going on”).

Jo Nelson jnelson at ica-associates.ca
Thu May 6 18:26:35 PDT 2021

Jim and all,

Chapter 11 of Getting to the Bottom of ToP talks about the phenomenological basis of Charting and lays out the steps of the method.  We teach it in Canada in our Art and Science of Participation course.

Chapter 12 in Getting to the Bottom of ToP is about the Seminar method.

Wayne decided that these two intellectual methods are a part of ToP methods that are also based on the phenomenological method and needed chapters in the book.

Take care,

Jo Nelson, CPF Emeritus, CTF  <jnelson at ica-associates.ca>
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From: Dialogue <dialogue-bounces at lists.wedgeblade.net> on behalf of James Wiegel via Dialogue <dialogue at lists.wedgeblade.net>
Date: Thursday, May 6, 2021 at 8:29 PM
To: Colleague Dialogue <dialogue at lists.wedgeblade.net>, Order Ecumenical Community <oe at lists.wedgeblade.net>
Cc: James Wiegel <jfwiegel at yahoo.com>
Subject: [Dialogue] “Study” is a problem for me these days (in other words, “figuring out what is really going on”).

“Study” is a problem for me these days (in other words, “figuring out what is really going on”). With the tsunami of resources and the plethora of media, I find myself at sea trying to find firm ground to stand on, and an articulated perspective of what is going on that has some basis beyond my current opinions or those of my (currently) favored commentators. This emerging dilemma was recognized, last century, in the work of the staff and colleagues of The Ecumenical Institute of Chicago. In their courses and internal operations they spelled out an approach to “Study Methodology” that, for its time, seemed helpful. A half century later, I wonder how to outline an adequate approach to “study” .

That is to say, what are 3 insights you have about what makes authentic study these days?


Thanks.  See attached outline of EI short course on study method.
Jim Wiegel<http://partnersinparticipation.com/?page_id=123>

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