BIOGRAPHY

Female, Wath upon Dearne, South Yorkshire, United Kingdom, birthday 20th March
Joined November 2016

I'm an independent thinker, writer, public speaker, coach and facilitator, working with Thinking Environment processes to get individuals, groups and organisations thinking critically for themselves.  Formerly a public health and community worker, for the last ten years I've worked as a teacher educator, developing a pedagogy of social purpose education which has traction in any setting.  

I'm part of Campfire because of its potential to do exciting, rhizomatic work, outside hierarchies which do nothing but shore up the status quo.  I'm interested in getting beyond the pain of identity politics and finding common ground to do affirmative work.  

I think my best skill is building community - face to face for sure and also across social media :-) 

I'm a single parent from a working-class community, I've been a public servant virtually all my working life and with my son settled now at University it's time for me to think differently about my life.

You can find me on LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter (@loumycroft).  My website is www.loumycroft.org and email loumycroft@loumycroft.org

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An amazing 'community of praxis' of colleagues, students, graduates, critical friends sharing a vision of education which serves people, not profit.

The posthuman philosophy of Rosi Braidotti, roots in Spinoza's affirmative ethics.

(Probably above all) bell hooks, who shouts for me, not at me.

Campaigns which try to reach beyond standpoints of pain, rooted in identity.  Affirmative politics.

 

 

 

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Opening the Arms - FAB Digital Resilience

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FAB stands for 'Folded Arms Brigade', an affectionate observation of colleagues who crossed their limbs in resistance at the very mention of anything digital.

I'd been promising to write up FAB for the longest time...then, like buses, two opportunities came along at once. Firstly, I got involved in the write up of the three FAB action research projects into an academic article, which certainly focused me (not yet published but let me know if you'd like a sneak preview). Then I had the chance to run a FAB Digital session for a workplace - a challenging, chaotic and ultimately brilliant experience which enabled people to get a long way in four hours, not least because FAB provides, a framework and language to help articulate why the brightest, most determined people sometimes get stuck when faced with a new digital challenge (like this momentous website ;-)

FAB stands for 'Folded Arms Brigade', an affectionate observation of colleagues who crossed their limbs in resistance at the very mention of anything digital. The action research projects grew out of a desire to understand this phenomenon (in otherwise reasonable folks) and I hope that the attached post sheds some light on all that we've learned.

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