Below are the first two articles from Issue 06 which are now available free to all visitors.
Author name: David Kiel and Rolf Lynton
In this article we put forward a new approach to reflective practice that is built upon a framework of consulting with social change institutions. We argue that the problems of the reflective practitioner will not be solved until we create (for consultants and clients alike) the conditions needed to support the reflective institution. We predict that new communication technologies will create unprecedented opportunities for this promising development.
Author name: Earon Kavanagh
Informed by Diversity: Relational Self/Other Practice, Language Performance, and Social Realities as Critical Approaches to Persons, Peoples, and Organizations
This article introduces critical approaches to persons, peoples and change efforts that involve the assistance of practitioners. Such approaches place an emphasis on: 1. An evolving relational, embedded and distributed Self, 2. The idea that language constructs or re-constructs social realities, and 3. Reconstructions of practitioner knowledge, from the assumption of a world ‘out there’ that can be measured and known, to focusing on social realities and including client-local knowledge.