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By: Mark Forman

When we launched the Integral Theory Conference (ITC) in 2008, we wanted to create a platform where individuals and teams doing work in Integral Theory and application could present, dialogue, and engage in healthy debate. We also wanted to require a scholarly paper with each presentation, as traditional academic conferences do, as a way to help build up the literature in the field. With two conferences completed, and the third happening this summer, these purposes remain at the heart of the event.  

And yet, there is something I learned which I hadn't anticipated when the ITC began...

By: Maggie Buxton

 

Smartphones, tablets and the hordes of apps created for them, make it possible for us to carry our worlds around with us with increasing ease. As we travel from place to place we can connect (or disconnect) our friends in multiple formats, do our business or procrastinate about our business by playing mindless games.  However as we move from location to location, the way we encounter these ‘places’ may be shifting.

 

My integral PhD research project explores the notion of ‘place’ and place-based practice in the context of the development of mixed-reality, geo-...

By: Matthew Rich

 

“… free the child, if possible, from the ties which keep him isolated in the artificial life of a city (Montessori 1988: 69)” .

The field of educational resource development, especially in the pre-school sector, seems to be mushrooming almost out of all proportion. Parents and schools are shelling out money like it’s going out of fashion while publishers and manufacturers battle it out to stay abreast of the latest technological developments and market trends. Children are inundated with countless images and noise all day and are enlisted in a fierce competition to become...

By: tommurray

I'm delighted to offer some musings on integral education following Terri O'Fallon's blog post last month.  Terri's message speaks in such a direct and balanced way to the two primary things that develop within us: our minds and our hearts—our capacities to reason and our capacities to care and feel.  Terri's focus in her post was on the education of children.  My primary interest is in how we continue to develop as adults (and it must be said that, these days, Terri works primarily - and magnificently - with adults).  If you are perusing this blog site you, like others drawn to integral...

By: tommurray

I'm delighted to offer some musings on integral education following Terri O'Fallon's blog post last month.  Terri's message speaks in such a direct and balanced way to the two primary things that develop within us: our minds and our hearts—our capacities to reason and our capacities to care and feel.  Terri's focus in her post was on the education of children.  My primary interest is in how we continue to develop as adults (and it must be said that, these days, Terri works primarily - and magnificently - with adults).  If you are perusing this blog site you, like others drawn to integral...

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