Dialogue, critique and creativity: some questions for the profession

Lemmey, Richard (2011) Dialogue, critique and creativity: some questions for the profession. Horizons, 55 . pp. 30-31.

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Imagine the scene. You are sitting by a slipway on a sunny summers afternoon where a centre is running canoe rafting sessions for primary aged school children. There are three groups with three instructors and you can’t help eavesdropping. By the end of the afternoon three comments are stuck in your head. Instructor A: ‘That’s good, I have never thought of doing that before.’ Instructor B: ‘I know that’s really heavy. So let’s take a rest for a minute.’ Instructor C: (to the group) ‘Andy doesn’t have ideas, does he.’ Helper: ‘Oh, he’s a bit ‘special’. Is he?’ (laughs from group). Small splinters of dialogue. How we speak is important and each exchange illustrates one facet of why. Such exchanges are crucial to helping our clients develop through what we do.

Item Type: Article
Journal / Publication Title: Horizons
Publisher: Institute for Outdoor Learning
ISSN: 1462-0677
Departments: Academic Departments > Science, Natural Resources & Outdoor Studies (SNROS) > Outdoor Studies
Depositing User: Anna Lupton
Date Deposited: 23 Mar 2018 15:38
Last Modified: 05 Jul 2021 14:32
URI: https://insight.cumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/3711


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