[community] Seeking a name
Laura Yvonne Bulk
laurabulk at gmail.com
Tue Jul 17 23:37:30 UTC 2018
what an exciting project!
Lab also does not connote sterility to me, but experimentation, testing
things out, creativity, collaboration - those things come to mind when I
think about Lab (when paired with these other terms). But, perhaps that is
a result of the spaces in which I work, play, learn, experiment.
Lifelong to me says that it is for those usually labelled as 'mature
students' - but perhaps that is just my own connotation.
I also like the idea of a 'new' term that combines words/ideas (like
does) ... I am going to just brainstorm for a moment, perhaps it'll trigger
an idea for someone.
Inclearning Co-op or lab
Inclulab (haha, that one is just fun to say)
Inclopen (that sounds like a dutch word)
Incl-O-op (pronounced like Co-op)
Incloperative Learning Lab
Inclusive Design GlobaLab
If inclusive design is the 'what', as in that's what's being learned, then
might be helpful to have that in the name...
...hmm, I will have to keep thinking on it
Laura Yvonne Bulk OT, MOT, BSW
PhD Candidate, Rehabilitation Sciences
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On Tue, 17 Jul 2018 at 07:54, Harnum, Alan <aharnum at ocadu.ca> wrote:
> I personally like the word "lab" myself - it doesn't evoke sterility for
> me, but experimentation and creativity.
> Throwing out thoughts:
> - OpenLab (but I'm sure this is in use somewhere already)
> - Open Lifelong Lab
> - Inclusive Learning Lab
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> I need help finding a name.
> As I’ve discussed with many of you, we are launching a lab school for
> inclusive life-long learning. It will be project based and provide an
> opportunity to explore and learn inclusive design in context. It will be
> structured as a global learning community and governed as a platform co-op,
> with members joining as both learners and educators. The members will be
> “radically diverse.” We have founding members from around the globe.
> There are many groups interested in participating and sponsoring the
> initiative, each from different perspectives:
> - universities and colleges see it as a way to experiment with alternative
> forms of education without risk to current institutions
> - the inclusive design community sees it as a means to create an
> inclusively designed educational experience unconstrained by current
> policies and structures (e.g., course length and timing, teaching
> assignments, grading and assessment, enrolment, etc.)
> - industry sees it as a more grounded and flexible way to learn about
> inclusive design
> - foundations and public institutions see it as a way to tackle complex
> problems and model more inclusive approaches to education
> - different learners, including learners who have faced barriers to
> education, see it as a way to optimize their unique learning potential and
> We are also devising ways to tackle financial inclusion through our
> membership structure, whereby a corporate membership also finances a
> scholarship, so we can be more inclusive.
> Several degree granting institutions are interested in granting degrees
> for requisite aggregate credits.
> We are working to launch a pilot toward the end of this calendar year with
> a one week intensive in inclusive design.
> The host entity for now is the Inclusive Design Institute with its 8
> postsecondary institution partnership. https://inclusivedesign.ca
> We have used the descriptive label “Lab School for Inclusive Life-long
> Learning,” in initially socializing the plans. We chose Lab School to
> denote the experimental or exploratory nature of the school (similar to the
> Child Studies Institute for K-12), but Lab denotes a sterile, separate
> space, and this will be anything but that. The name is also too long.
> I’m appealing to your collective creativity and brilliance. Can you think
> of a good name for this venture that somehow eludes labelling?
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