"David thank you you have been a great help and support.
I also really want to say a huge 'thank you' to everyone for their votes. I look forward to taking forward the issues raised here - and would really welcome any further thoughts from…"
"Thank you Matthew - that made me refresh my memory about Argyris! A good summary at "theories of action, double loop learning and organisational learning" and much food for thought. Looking at networks and communities of…"
"Thanks Kathy for providing a possible route forward from the discussions you mention. Also relevant is the Linkedin discussion "Why did you join the RSA? What do you want to see?" http://linkd.in/NBuVJ1
I really like Reason, Skills,…"
"Brilliant Barbara – and thank you!
I completely agree about the need to develop a Regional Strategy to deliver 'Value to Fellows'. Looking at your thoughts about 'principles and aspirations' to guide actions - we do (as a…"
"This is an excellent discussion and i was going to 'blurt out' all the things I believe about online engagement. Having written it out I thought it was a bit long so i have added it to the blogs. I won't put the link here as the blog…"
Hello I'm Kathy Seddon. I would also like to add a post here as an 'at large' candidate in the forthcoming elections.My candidate statement (below) outlines my background, passions and the contributions I would like to make to the RSA. This post concentrates on just one of these - my passion for online learning. I have been reading the excellent discussion …See More
Online space for the Projects Working Group. How do we move this working group forward, what are the key areas that require focus and development? Are our projects representative of RSA 21st century enlightenment
"Well said Ed!
I think that you are spot on; 'a helping hand' would be great - to ensure that there is a real conversation next time. Using the experience in the DE group I am very optimistic that this will happen successfully.
"I would agree with John and Jenny's comments about the use of the RSA home page for promotion of the election. It would also have been possible to put a link - to the forums - in the email "reminders" to vote. The links in the emails…"
"Hello Andy, David and Jemima. In the main discussion I did pull together some shared suggestions that I thought appeared or were implied in the candidates comments . I hope I understood the messages from everyone that we all broadly wanted…"
"Hello everyone and thanks to Jemima for creating this space for discussion - and to David for the excellent Wiki where everything is gathered. Just returned from some work based travelling - so hope it's not too late to join in as an 'at…"
Update: Congrats to 'at large' candidates Andy Gibson, Charlotte Britton, Kathy Seddon, Ed Whiting, Jenny Bland and John Elliott who have all been elected to the Fellowship Council. Thank you for your participation in this group - hopefully it helped! Commiserations to Steve Coles and Richard Tyrie (20/7/12)From September, the RSA Fellowship Council will be made up of 14 national/ regional chairs, 14 national/ regional fellowship councillors and seven 'at large' councillors with specific…See More
I am really interested in the concept of systems from an ecosystem standpoint. I found the ecosystem model to be very useful when analysing online Communities of Practice (what worked - what would be even better?)
Without wishing to force…"
Dr Kathy Seddon: My career has been in education, in schools and colleges across the UK.
A Churchill Fellowship (1997) allowed me to set up an online schools’ network across Europe. For six years we monitored butterflies, as indicators of climate change. Survey data was posted on our award winning, EU funded, website “The Butterfly Sight”. This partnership led to my PhD research (Exeter) on “Motivation and collaborative learning online”. A series of peer-reviewed papers on eLearning followed and I presented at a number of international conferences. I was elected to Fellowship of the Linnean Society.
I joined the eLearning team at the National College for School Leadership, (2003) using my expertise to create web-based mentor and facilitator courses. I also facilitated online consultations between school leaders, departmental policy teams and education ministers. My experience would be useful to the RSA Digital Engagement Group and to the council’s work in enabling Fellows to collaborate online.
Currently I am evaluating ‘web seminar’ use in International Baccalaureate courses. Baccalaureate curricula resonate with those of the RSA ‘opening minds’ project - I hope to contribute to this.
As chair of the Welsh Association of Churchill Fellows I was asked by the RSA and the Churchill Trust to set up a joint ‘advising’ project. New Churchill Fellows are offered the chance to link with a FRSA who is willing to act as an advisor. Fellows who took part in this year’s pilot will present their outcomes at the RSA autumn conference in Wales. I am delighted to be a member of the new RSA Wales Cymru team organising this event.
Help from the RSA Skills Bank group has been essential for the success of this pilot. Together we are drawing together ‘lessons learned’ for an expansion of the advising project across the UK.
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