Monthly Archives: November 2007

28 11, 2007

Embracing research

By | November 28th, 2007|Research, Resources|4 Comments

From the November 26 issue of the Deliberative Democracy eBulletin (a must-read resource for us, click here to get to their archive and email subscription): 1 | Four Years of DDC Research and Practice ----- Matt Leighninger writes about a draft discussion report, “Where is Democracy Headed? Four years of DDC research and practice” which [...]

26 11, 2007

How to listen online?

By | November 26th, 2007|Dialogue, Research|3 Comments

It came up in the last post, and it is something we've been thinking about quite a bit: How to listen online? Listening in real life is sometimes hard enough. It may require skilled facilitation. Oftentimes, we're not trained to listen well. It is much easier to talk than to listen, and listen carefully. Online, [...]

18 11, 2007

Quick Comparison: Debate and Deliberation

By | November 18th, 2007|Deliberation, Dictionary|2 Comments

Sandra S. Hodge, Ph.D. and Program Director Discovering Common Ground: Missouri Communities Deliberate at University of Missouri has a nice comparison chart that looks at the differences between debate and deliberation: Deliberation and Your Community: How to Convene and Moderate Local Public Forums Using Deliberative Decision-Making (training manual) (PDF, 1.1MB). The training manual is part [...]