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AI - the strategic questions for LearnScope

  1. 1. Appreciative Inquiry LearnScope teams in Victoria Strategic questions
  2. 2. Appreciative Inquiry <ul><li>Appreciate “What is” (What gives life?) </li></ul><ul><li>Imagine “What Might Be” </li></ul><ul><li>Determine “What Should Be” </li></ul><ul><li>Create “What Will Be” </li></ul>
  3. 3. Ap-pre’ci-ate, v., <ul><ul><ul><li>valuing; the act of recognizing the best in people or the world around us; affirming past and present strengths, successes, and potentials; to perceive those things that give life (health, vitality, excellence) to living systems </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>to increase in value, e.g. the economy has appreciated in value. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Synonyms: VALUING, PRIZING, ESTEEMING, and HONORING . </li></ul></ul></ul></ul>
  4. 4. In-quire’ (kwir), v., <ul><ul><ul><li>the act of exploration and discovery </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>to ask questions; to be open to seeing new potentials and possibilities </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Synonyms: DISCOVERY, SEARCH, and SYSTEMATIC EXPLORATION, STUDY </li></ul></ul></ul></ul>
  5. 5. Discovery “ What gives life?” (The best of what is) Appreciating Dream “ What might be?” (What is needed) Envisioning Design “ What should be--the ideal?” ( What needs to change ) Co-constructing Destiny “ What will enable change?” (what needs to happen) Sustaining Appreciative Inquiry 4-D Cycle LearnScope Project Outcomes
  6. 6. Stage one: focus on the teacher and appreciate the strengths <ul><li>Opening Interview </li></ul><ul><li>High point moment: discovery </li></ul><ul><ul><li>What has worked well in LearnScope projects at your place? (manager) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>What is the best thing about being in a LearnScope team? (team leader or participant) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Valuing: dream </li></ul><ul><ul><li>What has LearnScope achieved for your teachers? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>What could be improved in LearnScope at your place? </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Continuity: design </li></ul><ul><ul><li>What do you need to keep? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>What needs to change? </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Positive images of the future: destiny </li></ul><ul><ul><li>What needs to happen for change to take place? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>What will you do to manage the change? </li></ul></ul>Strategies: TEN minute paired interviews.
  7. 7. Finding common themes <ul><li>Group discussion </li></ul><ul><li>Introduce highlights from interview with your partner </li></ul><ul><li>What are common themes in your: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>High points </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Evaluation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Continuity (things we want to keep) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Images of the future we share </li></ul></ul>Twenty minute group interviews (3 x 2 pairs).
  8. 8. Summary – continuous improvement <ul><li>Publishing in the VELS wiki </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Stories – high points </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Strategies – continuity </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Take forward to stage 2: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Evaluation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Vision </li></ul></ul>
  9. 9. Appreciative Inquiry: stage two <ul><li>Dream: Build new capacity for learning </li></ul><ul><li>Build on earlier themes: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>high point </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>continuity </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>vision </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Create 3-5 great topics </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Be Bold </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Something Desired </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Want to learn </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Strategic/high leverage </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Energizing (sometimes opposites together) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Ask empowering questions </li></ul>
  10. 10. Creating the powerful questions: <ul><li>Choose one of your topics </li></ul><ul><li>Create an AI set of questions for that one topic </li></ul><ul><li>E.g. Topic – Ready for change! </li></ul><ul><ul><li>A. Question that elicits a powerful story </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>B. Question that helps envision future </li></ul></ul>
  11. 11. What makes AI questions powerful? <ul><li>Language: questions & statements… </li></ul><ul><li>Focus attention </li></ul><ul><li>Heighten energy…drive to complete, to answer </li></ul><ul><li>Every creative act </li></ul><ul><li>Rapport and relationship (people are honored) </li></ul><ul><li>Fulcrum change: connect to strength, imagination </li></ul><ul><li>Break automatic thinking, essence of learning </li></ul><ul><li>Alter internal dialogue & storytelling </li></ul><ul><li>Specific positive future (the fairway) </li></ul>
  12. 12. Appreciative Inquiry: stage three <ul><li>Design: collaboratively create what could be </li></ul><ul><li>Consider the effectiveness of the four common approaches to change: </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Top Down Strategies </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Bottom Up Strategies </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Representative Cross-Section Strategies </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Pilot Strategies </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Consider how to use your empowering questions for the: </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Whole team </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Whole department </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Whole organisation </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Collate and analyse the results </li></ul>
  13. 13. Finding the most empowering questions: <ul><li>Examples: </li></ul><ul><li>What possibilities exist that we have not thought about yet? </li></ul><ul><li>What’s the smallest change that could make the biggest impact? </li></ul><ul><li>What solutions would have benefits for all stakeholders? </li></ul><ul><li>What makes my questions inspiring, energizing, and mobilizing? </li></ul>
  14. 14. Appreciative Inquiry: stage four <ul><li>Destiny: Creating a Positive Change Network </li></ul><ul><li>As you imagine and think about “high leverage” ways that appreciative inquiry can add value and strength to you….what are the high potential things you could do? </li></ul><ul><li>What are the actions you could take at the: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>whole system level: (important topics/issues/opportunities)? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>smaller unit level…things I/we could do? </li></ul></ul>
  15. 15. Actions <ul><li>The AI approach will assist in discovery, dream, design and destiny </li></ul><ul><li>The actions will ensure that you manage the change and achieve the vision you have for your organisation </li></ul><ul><li>Embed the AI approach by encouraging its use each year </li></ul>

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