In today’s complex world, the biggest category of things includes what we don’t know that we don’t know. Each of us has a unique perspective, and to expand and create a richer picture of what is real and important, we need to invest in bringing diverse perspectives to support us.
As we try to decide if our idea is a good idea, we are often resistant to perspectives that challenge our imagination of success. Our apprehension creates vulnerabilities for us and for the resources we’re using to pursue our idea. Identifying the relevant points of view and engaging in inquiry is a key to good reasoning.
What's in this Lab?
Diversity of Perspectives Lab Total Time: 2 hrs
EXPLORING THE POWER OF PERSPECTIVES Participants: Groups (6-8 people) Materials:
CONSIDERING RELEVANT POINTS OF VIEW Participants: Individual/partners Materials: Participant 3-Column Statement Map (see Higher Purposes Lab), large sheet of paper, colored pencils/pens/pastels
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