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Higher Education for Good Chapter Conversation with Paola Corti and Chrissi Nerantzi

March 5, 2024 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm BST

With the open release into the world of the monumental project Higher Education for Good (HE4Good) co-edited by Laura Czerniewicz and Catherine Cronin, we are pleased to bring you for Open Education Week, a series OE Week Live conversations focusing on deeper discussions of individual chapters.

In this session we spend time exploring Chapter 11, Calm in the storm, with authors Paola Corti and Chrissi Nerantzi plus co-editor Catherine Cronin.

As an example of the innovative format of HE4Good, this chapter is a combination of an audio podcast with a reflective activity aimed at using metaphors from natural places to situate ourselves in these times.

We propose that our contribution could be used as an alternative conversation trigger, in whole or in part. The use we make of both audio and written visual language offers alternative ways to uncover and discover novel connections. The format we have chosen is an open invitation to immerse the listener and/or reader with us and our thinking and to encourage conversation. Readers/listeners can use a range of metaphors from nature and the world around you to explore, discuss and debate challenging issues and opportunities with other educators and students. The metaphors can be linked to higher education experiences and practices to better understand what is important, to see the higher education landscape with fresh eyes, and to identify and embrace positive ways forward.

The chapter is a guided discussion about the ideas of the education landscape using metaphors of Paola Corti’s photo of Valtellina valley.

Panoramic view of a waterbody surrounded by vegetation and snow covered mountains under scattered clouds, with the entire scene bathed in crepuscular rays
Valtellina valley, Italy. Photo by Paola Corti., CC0

We hope to have an open discussion to explore and inquire about the metaphor shared in the chapter, share our own visual metaphors, and contemplate how this activity might help more of us find the calmness in the storms that keep coming. How are metaphors useful for understanding building the better futures presented in HE4Good?

This session will be streamed live to YouTube and you are invited to watch there and to send messages to our guests in the OE Week Live studio. Join us at (this link is also where you can find the recording afterward). And if are interested in contributing to the conversation with our guests, indicate  this session on the OE Week Live sign up form.

Participants are asked to listen/review the chapter in advance of this session and to consider adding comments to the chapter using web annotation

We also will, continue conversations with the authors in OEG Connect

If you would like to share an open licensed photo of a place that you think could work as a conversation starter, please post ahead of time to our We Like Sharing @ OEGlobal collection and we might use it during the session.


We look forward to having you be part of this HE4Good Chapter Conversation


March 5, 2024
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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