The CODE-X series catalogs a vast codex of source codes (aka “signs”) extracted from past audits.
The object of study in semiotics is not the signs but rather a general theory of signification; the goal of each “audit” is to build a model demonstrating how meaning is produced and received within a category or cultural territory. Signs on their own, therefore, only become truly revelatory and useful once we’ve sorted them into thematic complexes, and the complexes into codes, and the codes into a meaning map. We call this process “thick description”; the Code-X series is thin description.
“LESSONS LEARNED” NORM: Sharing what we’ve learned — very much including mistakes made along the way.
“LESSONS LEARNED” FORMS: Gesticulating — emphasizing our points. Tonality is candid — but also didactic. “Share the lessons we’ve learned.” “Open, honest, respectful.”
From a 2018 study of the EDUCATIONAL space, within the larger framework of CONVENING. How best to communicate teaching and learning for adults?