Tag Archives: Appreciative Inquiry

Reflections on using conversations in a course on community engagement

In the undergraduate online community engagement elective I teach, I introduce students to strengths-based approaches (e.g., asset-based community-driven development and appreciative inquiry). To encourage them to think about the difference between deficit-based questions and strengths-based questions, I ask students to … Continue reading

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The power of questions

In the undergraduate course I teach on community engagement I ask students to have a conversation with two people. I ask them to ask one person about: What they think is wrong with their community? What are the major needs … Continue reading

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What is Appreciative Inquiry?

Appreciative Inquiry is a strengths-based approach to creating change. Although it is  often discussed in the context organisational change, Appreciative Inquiry can be applied in a range of contexts. The following is a great overview by Jackie Kelm from Appreciative … Continue reading

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