How to use improvisational techniques for group learning [podcast]

LIVE Youth Ministry TalkMark Matlock joined us today to talk about Open Space Technology, a strategy for harnessing the collective wisdom of a group to self-teach and learn rather than depending on the traditional role of a teacher, i.e. the expect that knows it all and instructs everyone else.

It’s very intriguing to hear Mark Matlock talk about how Open Space Technology works for both small groups and larger groups and how we can use the “technique” in our own ministries. If you get a chance to listen to this podcast, as a ministry worker, it will be well worth your time.

Some of the things we talked about:

  • What Open Space Technology is and isn’t
  • The process a group goes through together
  • How it creates energy and solutions for a problem/topic
  • Lots of questions and answers from callers and chatters
  • And a lot more…

You can listen to the whole conversation below or grab it in iTunes.

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Next week’s discussion

September 25: Next week LIVE YM Talk is with guest, Brandon Riley, who will lead us in a discussion about unleashing student artists. We’ll discuss ways you can use the artistic teens in your ministry as well as how you can mentor them in video, photography, and other artistic ventures. You may even pick up some video and photography tips yourself!

Join our next LIVE Youth Ministry Conversation!

Posted on September 18, 2009

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