Some weekend reading

Cheonggyecheon River

Cheonggyecheon River, Seoul (Photo: Ben Habib)

This weeks’ weekend reading doesn’t have any theme (besides being posts that have caught my eye over the week). There are some reflections on asset-based thinking, high school ethics, nonviolence, anxiety and playing with food. Make sure you look at the photos of the river that has replaced a drain under freeway in Seoul; it’s amazing what we can do when we put our mind to it.

Leading by stepping back by William Lilley – Some reflections exploring the spread of asset-based thinking across housing, health and adult social care.

High School Ethics Classes by Andrew Crosbie via St James Ethics Centre – a case for teaching ethics classes in high school.

Now I am 54 by Adrian Scott – I recently turned 54 too so went to this post to read about his experience. It turned out to be a powerful account of Severe Anxiety Disorder

At the end of the line from Living Adventurously Blog – Being asked if she would use violence to save a family member’s life in a workshop led to these reflections by Aletia Dundas.

Let Them Grow: Creating Child Friendly Food Experience by Candice Chouinard from Hilltown Families – playing with food is fun! Letting preschools learn from playing with food.

Walking the Cheonggyecheon in Seoul by Benjamin Habib – Ben takes a walk along a river that used to be a drain underneath a freeway. It’s well worth looking at his photos.

One from the vaults

Nonviolence as a Framework for Youth Work Practice

If you liked this post please follow my blog (top right-hand corner of the blog), and you might like to look at some of my recent posts:

  1. Previous weekend readings
  2. How (and why) I joined the Transition movement
  3. Teaching community engagement to students from 29 disciplines
  4. A song for Sunday – Miserere mei, DeusSaturday quote
  5. Saturday quote (from Pope Francis’ encyclical on climate change and caring for the environment)

About Graeme Stuart

Lecturer (Family Action Centre, Newcastle Uni), blogger (Sustaining Community), Alternatives to Violence Project facilitator, environmentalist, father. Passionate about families, community development, peace, sustainability.
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