16th Oct 2014: Exploring the Dream of the Earth; My First Person Inquiry by Helena Kettleborough

Dream of the Earth Thomas Berry

Come along to The Castle Hotel at 7pm to listen to Helena’s talk. Share a crust of bread, and hear the reflections she has to share…


Title of talk:

Exploring the Dream of the Earth (Berry, 1988) – a first person inquiry of discovery and understanding
by Helena Kettleborough

Bullet points of what you would like to talk about:

  • Part of a three decade journey expressed in last five years through a PhD.
  • Share one part of the PhD – living, reflecting, learning, glimpsing the Dream of the Earth
  • Setting context: challenges facing humanity and the planet and the solutions – references to evidence in the literature/media
  • Exploring tools for travel – arguing we need tools and equipment as part of the journey
  • Tools I’ve explored: action research
  • Paradigms and paradigm shifts as part of action research
  • characteristics of action research
  • First person action research as methodology
  • Glimpsing the Dream of the Earth (Berry, 1988)
  • Explorations from Thomas Berry, cultural historian
  • Using extended ways of knowing (Heron, 1996) from action research, to explore journey and questions of validity
  • Some stories of how I came to understand the Dream of the Earth

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