Each of us has a unique history and experience with core concepts, with the words we use. For example, words like excellence, health, service, or listen, all are words we use and expect others to share identical meanings. To think that we understand each other, without exploring the diversity of interpretations of core words, is to bring weeds into the garden that later flower as interpersonal conflict.
What's in this Lab?
Core Concept Expansion Lab Total Time: 1 hr
REFINING STATEMENTS WITH CORE CONCEPTS Participants: Individual/Partners Materials:
Participant 3-Column Statement Map (see Higher
Purposes Lab), dictionary, large sheet of paper, colored pencils/pens/pastels
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