Webinar: Universal Sharing-and-Caring Advising, Well-Becoming, and Narrativising

Tim_1LASIG invites you to join us on 19 November, 10:00 UK time, for a webinar with Tim Murphey, Visiting Professor, Research Institute for Learner Autonomy Education RILAE, Kanda University of International Studies.

In this LASIG Webinar, Tim Murphey will present about how advising others is something that might be usefully done at all age levels and in any community. The session aims at helping “Well-Becoming” to be seen as a continual lifelong process that people can assist each other with, while inspiring continual improvement. Tim Murphey will additionally mention that much of our advising can also be helped by key narratives that we tell others to assist them in their own continual well-becoming.

Abstract: Riane Eisler (2000) in Tomorrow’s Children makes a beautiful case for “partnering” rather than dominating our students, children, mates, and co-workers, which fits well with universal sharing and caring advising. Üstündağ-Algın and Karaaslan describe how they have inspired the caring actions of student-mentors who have developed into more helpful and caring people with their peers in Turkey.

Tim has attempted to see how students in Zoom classes in Japan during the last few years of the pandemic were able to teach others (family and friends) important things they learned in class and shows how they share their case studies of caring teaching stories.

We hope you will be able to see from the examples above how you might also open up your institutions to contagious sharing and caring with communal partnering through mentoring and teaching, even with students and their own communities (families and friends), not even in your institution. Simon Anholt has been a political advisor of nations for many years and he said that the best activity a country could do to become popular and well-liked is simply to help their neighbors. I will be proposing that advising/helping/caring should be taught to even young children, thus our push for Universal Sharing and Caring Advising (UCASA). Kierkegaard, Rogers, and others have described well-becoming as continual ongoing processes in our lives. It turns out that narrativising our UCASA and well-becoming ways are excellent ways to capture the concepts in progress.

Tim_2Biodata: Tim Murphey (MA University of Florida, PhD Université de Neuchâtel, Switzerland) semi-retired Kanda University professor, juggles while skiing and makes lots of miss-steaks in order to increase his opera-tunes-it-teas for learning. lored how we can use build the relationship between educators and learners and use this relationship to support learner autonomy.