Wednesday, March 16, 2022

HOST: Svenja Rüger 

PRESENTERS: Rob Evans & Matt Taylor

Recording & session notes available here.

About the Workshop

Education is too often confused with teaching, and teaching is often reduced to its lowest common denominator: the lecture. However, true education is much more than that. The Five E’s of Education model states the necessary and sufficient components of a complete educational package.

There is an important distinction between training and education. Training comes from the Latin root meaning to pull or draw, as in to pull something behind oneself. Training is instruction aimed at replicating what is already known. Training plays an important role in a world of increasingly complex technology, but it should not be confused with education.

Education is associated with the Latin root educere, meaning “to bring out, to lead forth.” Here the implication is that the learner is at the center of the action, and the process of education is to invite the learner into a wider world.

The aim of the model is to indicate the necessary elements in a process of true education. Although any one of the elements of the model can lead to useful learning, it is the combination that truly “brings out” the learner most effectively.

When designing workshops with the Five Es, use the model as a reference rather than a rigid template. Be aware that if you omit one of the Es, the learners may not receive the full benefit of the process. Be ready to facilitate experiences rather than leave the outcomes to chance or allow them to remain hidden. Then build in the time and intent to process the experiences you offer.

This LIVE online workshop is free to all participants.
Members of our TVW Learning Community on Mighty Networks will have access to the recording and resources, as well as the 25+ workshop sessions in our Model of the Month classroom.

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Svenja Rüger

Svenja is a facilitator and designer of large scale collaborative sessions. Her passion lies in building resilient communities and facilitating collaborative processes to solve complex challenges on a systems level. She cares a lot about the challenges the world is currently facing and wants to support connecting the dots in order to create impactful, meaningful solutions. She promotes listening to understand, not listening to speak, and holds the space for what is trying to emerge.

Being part the The Value Web, she took on lead design and facilitation roles for international engagements with the World Economic ForumLEGO FoundationRockefeller Foundation, International Red Cross & Red Crescent, INSEAD Business School, Global Alliance for Improved NutritionBerlin Civil Society Centre, and many others

She believes in servant leadership, and that facilitation is all about making it easy.

Rob Evans

Rob Evans is recognized as one of the world’s best known and most respected facilitators. He has taught thousands of leaders and facilitators in the private, public, and NGO sectors.

THE COLLABORATION CODE® is a book series curated by Rob Evans co-founder of Imaginal Labs. Book three in the series, Models: Frameworks for Transformation presents the entire set of models and terms of art in the MG Taylor Modeling Language, including many never-before documented models with illustrations by Kelvy BirdChristopher Fuller, and Kelly Adams.

For information about purchasing books, The Collaboration Code® 

Matt Taylor

Matt Taylor is a designer, inventor, teacher, facilitator, sailor and entrepreneur. He has focused his career on the application of architectural design methods to solving complex, systemic problems found at the intersection of physical environments, ecologies, organizational practices and visionary ideas. This work involves business processes, tool-sets and software programs, and includes their expression and utilization in the design, construction and use of virtual and physical environments for collaborative work and sustainable creative living. The components of these environments, and the environments themselves, are designed and built in regards their fit with, and long term impact on, social-economic-ecological systems.

The sum of his work is outlined in a System and Method co-invented with partner Gail Taylor. He is cofounder of the MG Taylor Corporation.

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