SEARCH CONFERENCES 1)4)
Search conferences were proposed by F.E. EMERY(1993). M. JACKSON describes them as follows: "(They) emerged from socio-technical systems theory and aim to involve people in the creation of their own future. They promote the development of democratically self-managed groups and insist that all those directly involved in a situation should participate.
In the case of groups exceeding the recommended fifteen to thirty people for a single search conference, parallel multi-search conferences are organized. They work within organizational and community contexts to "rationalize conflict", provide a thorough understanding of environmental issues and constraints,and to promote learning" (2000, p.310)
Fuschl and Asilomar Conversations can be seen in this light, but it should be made clear that they do not include formal presentations and discussion of papers and that the agenda itself is constructed through open and free debate among the partcipants.
- 1) General information
- 2) Methodology or model
- 3) Epistemology, ontology and semantics
- 4) Human sciences
- 5) Discipline oriented
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