Cri$cal Apprecia$ve Inquiry Joan McArthur-‐ Blair & Jeanie Cockell
In this session Ø explore and engage with the ways in which working for emancipa>on around diversity, power, privilege and diﬀerence intersect with the prac>ce of apprecia>ve inquiry Ø Exploring Cri>cal Apprecia>ve Inquiry (CAI) as a concept Ø A case study Ø Playing with the ideas: Ø Developing topics Ø Exploring the process and outcomes Ø Reﬂec>ng on using CAI in your own work
An emerging deﬁni,on Cri>cal Apprecia>ve Inquiry is steeped in the principles, theory and prac>ce of AI and adds to that the recogni>on that in some inquiries aLen>on must be paid to whether the experience “aims to help bring about a society of freedom and jus>ce” (The Power of Cri>cal Theory. Brookﬁeld, 2005, p. 8). In par>cular, this model is useful when approaching inquires that have audiences, issues and/or circumstances where social jus>ce is a cri>cal aspect.
A Mini Cai Ø Develop a topic Ø Taking one of the topics developed in your group, conduct paired interviews 3min. Each Ø What themes are arising from the interviews Ø Experiment with wri>ng provoca>ve proposi>ons
People working with these ideas… Ø Cockell, J. and McArthur-‐Blair, J (2012). Apprecia>ve Inquiry In Higher Educa>on: A Transforma>ve Force. San Francisco: Jossey-‐ Bass. Ø Grant, S. & Humphries, M. (2006). Cri>cal evalua>on of apprecia>ve inquiry: Bridging an apparent paradox. Ac>on Research, 4(4), 401-‐418. Ø Oliver C., 2005 Reﬂexive Inquiry: A Framework for Consultancy Prac,ce. Karnac Books Ltd. Ø Others….