About the Thinking Environment #TDthink
“The quality of everything we do depends on the quality of the thinking we do first.” (Kline, 2009)
The Thinking Environment is a philosophy of communication, a practical series of values-based applications which arise from the teaching and coaching work of Nancy Kline (1999 and 2009).
The TeachNorthern programme and Community of Praxis operate as much as possible in a Thinking Environment: it frames the culture of how we are together, on- and offline.
Nancy Kline describes the Thinking Environment as a “way of being in the world” (Kline, 2009) and the same principles and practices are as useful in family, community, campaigning and relationship life as they are in a working context.
Over time, a Thinking Environment culture develops, which enables the best thinking of all participants. Respectful, attentive listening and criticality of thought become the hallmark of any group which has learned these disciplines and is carried forward by individuals to each forum with which they engage, and into their lives.
We have been teaching using Thinking Environment practices for more than a decade. This experiential workshop teaches you all we've learned about helping people to think better, together.
We want colleagues to have full access to this opportunity. Please do not be offended if we ask you to help us get this right. When you complete your booking, please make sure to tell us if you have any accessibility, belief/faith, caring, dietary, learning, medical or other requirements and what we need to do so that you can participate in this meeting.
The fee is based on a donation model: The Northern College is a charity, so we can't afford to operate at a loss and we have no funding for this work. We recommend £30, but please pay what you can afford. To keep costs down, please visit our Dining Room for affordable home cooking, or bring your own lunch.