Taos Institute Publishing
Translating theory into practice is a creative challenge. The Institute for Creative Change has found amazing success in doing this through the performance of experiential learning exercises. This field book presents exercises that have been organized into Learning Labs that will invite innovative thinking and practice with those familiar with social construction theory as well as those who are newcomers to constructionist thinking. Learning Labs are designed to generate new thinking about diverse societal and professional issues. These exercises promote and enhance creative change strategies for mental health, educational and organizational development professionals. They offer powerful and transformative learning experiences in social construction theory and practice for all who emphasize creative and effective change in their work and in their lives.
Twelve Learning Labs are presented in this field book. They demonstrate the excitement of creativity when there is safety to explore new meanings and possibilities for the future. They are offered in a format that allows for easy duplication. The book also contains an additional chapter addressing theory and the social construction of meaning, the nature of change, principles of creative change, and the practice of creative change. Another chapter describes the social and relational context that has nurtured the development and practice of this theory over the past 40 years. This field book will be of value to anyone who is interested in learning how to generate and facilitate creative and responsible change with social groups of any size.