Culture Code-X

Story Telling

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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.

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STORY TELLING” NORM: Learning and teaching not through argument — but through narratives.

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STORY TELLING” FORMS: Courageous speaking up, sharing But can also be fanciful — a suggestion of fairy tales, parables, myths. Tonality of courageous, vulnerable sharing. “Break through on tough subjects.” “Telling untold stories.” “Speak out.”

From a 2018 study of the EDUCATIONAL space, within the larger framework of CONVENING. How best to communicate teaching and learning for adults?

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