The purpose of the Ideal Practitioner initiative is to help discover, document, and foster conversation about innovative and progressive practices in fields that work to address human and environmental challenges. We wish to highlight stories of methodological innovation (including through participatory forms of action learning and research) by practitioners, teachers and learners who contribute to change processes in ways that help meaningfully surface and shift problematic patterns of interaction. In sharing these stories, our hope is they might have the opportunity to influence practice more broadly. The problem is that “busy” practitioners rarely document their knowledge and learning in the form of polished academic pieces or readily sharable reports. At the same time social media and story-based technologies may offer unique opportunities for capturing more of the critical practitioner’s story. By tapping into these channels we hope to highlight alternative knowledge sources, drawing on story and other artistic, more accessible ways of knowing, learning and engaging.
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