Last summer when I came across the work of Schein on research, I found a book that he had written called “Helping: how to offer, give and receive help“. I bought the book in early November, just as T847 started so it has sat there largely unread. I’ve started it a couple of times and then faltered – distracted with ‘real’ studying. And then I tried again when the course finished. It’s not the book – I realised that I am really bad at really taking things in and following an argument if I don’t turn to my notepad to take notes and my blog to summarise key points – I don’t think about what I am learning. I can’t just read books – I have to interact with them if I am going to get anything from the process.
So I am starting again – a short burst of temporary purposeful activity to inquire into the notion of helping. I figured writing a series of blogs as I go along may help with the momentum – and the learning process.