Synergic Inquiry: A Collaborative Action Methodology

Synergic Inquiry: A Collaborative Action Methodology

by Yongming Tang, Charles Joiner
     
 

This book introduces a new, collaborative action methodology—called synergic inquiry (SI)—for both investigating and effecting transformative change among our individual and collective lives. It is inspired to work within the four levels of our lives—the mental, the social, the political, and the spiritual. In this text, editors Yongming Tang and

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This book introduces a new, collaborative action methodology—called synergic inquiry (SI)—for both investigating and effecting transformative change among our individual and collective lives. It is inspired to work within the four levels of our lives—the mental, the social, the political, and the spiritual. In this text, editors Yongming Tang and Charles Joiner stress a strong theory/practice mix.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780761912095
Publisher:
SAGE Publications
Publication date:
05/28/2006
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
280
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents

Foreword - Dean Elias
Preface
Introduction
The SI Methodology and Its Theoretical Foundation
Overview of Synergic Inquiry
The Synergic Universe
Si, Paradigms, and Other Methodologies
Si Practices
Practicing Synergic Inquiry
Geisha and Cowboy: Synergizing Inner Lifer Differences Through the Mythic Realm - Joanne Gozawa
Husband and Wife Synergizing - Venus Bobis Jendresen and Eric Bobis
Synergizing the Mother-Daughter Relationship - Lien Cao
Developing a Community Through Synergic Envisioning - Elisa Sabatini
Using SI to Resolve a Group Conflict - Lien Cao
Synergic Inquiry in Action: The Expansion of Racial Consciousness - Carole Barlas, Angela Cherry-Smith, Penny Rosenwasser, and Colette Winlock
Gender Synergy: Using SI to Work with Gender Differences - Yongming Tang, David Goff, Anna Gatmon, Marianne Murray, Vickie Zhang, and George Kich
Teaching SI in a High School Setting - Roma Hammel
Synergizing Cultural Differences for Improving Organizational Performance: A Case Study of Synergic Inquiry in China - Charles Joiner, Yongming Tang, and Yifu Yin
Synergic Inquiry and Organizational Transformation: A Case Study of SI Application to a US Organization Working in Mexico - Charles Joiner, Susan Cannon, and Karen O'Neill
Reflections and Implications

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