Tuesday, 30 July 2013

A diagram



I keep tinkering with this diagram, which makes a lot of sense to me but may not be much help to you as a causal reader without a more detailed introduction than I can put here.

And I now find that making it bigger (so it can be read) cuts off one edge, so this may not be my most helpful post of all time.

Anyway, fro what it is worth, the further left you go, the nearer you are to the truth that proper understanding depends on genuine knowledge of what is going on on the ground.

The further right you go, the nearer you are to the truth that proper understanding depends of stepping back far enough to get the big picture.

The further down you go, the nearer you are to the truth that proper understanding depends on clear and definite spelling out.

The further up you go, the nearer you are to the truth that proper understanding depends on being open to things you haven’t yet taken into account.

But if you get to an edge (or, worse, into a corner), you are likely to be in a seriously distorted place; the nearer you get to the end of any line, the more likely you are to lose the balance you need.

What else? The bits in square brackets (about Myers Briggs on the edges and about Learning Cycle theory in the middle) are only vague correlations and not substantive parts of the diagram at all.

Normal service will be resumed next week.

2 comments:

Peter Mullins said...

Something odd is going on with Blogspot so I can't make my diagram bigger nor add the text I planned:

"I keep tinkering with this diagram, which makes a lot of sense to me but may not be much help to you as a causal reader without a more detailed introduction than I can put here.

The further left you go, the nearer you are to the truth that proper understanding depends on genuine knowledge of what is going on on the ground.

The further right you go, the nearer you are to the truth that proper understanding depends of stepping back far enough to get the big picture.

The further down you go, the nearer you are to the truth that proper understanding depends on clear and definite spelling out.

The further up you go, the nearer you are to the truth that proper understanding depends on being open to things you haven’t yet taken into account.

But if you get to an edge (or, worse, into a corner), you are likely to be in a seriously distorted place; the nearer you get to the end of any line, the more likely you are to lose the balance you need.

What else? The bits in square brackets (about Myers Briggs on the edges and about Learning Cycle theory in the middle) are only vague correlations and not substantive parts of the diagram at all.

Normal service will be resumed next week."

Well, at least i hope normal service will resume next week.

Joy Davis said...

OK Peter...so that explains that!

Will print off both diagram and explanation and attempt to make sense of it..