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The Reciprocity Game

Five activities for building reciprocity in small groups or crews from Richard Dennis Bartlett's "Courage Before Hope: A Proposal to Weave Emotional and Economic Microsolidarity
Or: What To Do in the Last Decade of the Anthropocene"

Curso de Creación de Empresas Asociativas y Solidarias

Luis Razeto Migliaro has created a "practical-theoretical" course on how to create successful economic organizations that includes a book and an online course. The book is designed for self-organized group learning (it can also be used by individuals) and is intended to be studied by a group as they form an actual business.

Resource for Co-op Development Education, from RMFU

Caroline Savery, of the Rocky Mountain Farmers Union, has made available the curricula for their co-op training.

"Trading Floor" local currency game

"This game is designed to show participants in workshops:

  • how trade is affected by the availability of money
  • how outside control of the money supply may be counter productive to a local economy
  • how money is separate from real value
  • how using debt as money can obstruct the economy

By simulating trading in an actual marketplace, the traders feel the difference, which reinforces the learning objectives..."

Socialize the Teacher

I am preparing to leave Japan and stop teaching English for Activists, a conversation circle that has been running in Tokyo for over ten years. As one step in thinking about how to continue EFA without me, I asked the group to write on index cards the features or ingredients I bring as a teacher. The idea is to have an inventory of skills and characteristics so that they can think about how to get them from various sources. In fact, much of what I do in EFA can be done by the participants. The elements they do not have or can not provide they can get from other people.

HaHa Academy

https://haha.academy/
The Humor and Hilarity Advancement Academy

Improvencyclopedia -- another great resource

This looks like another great resource for educators. We crave tools and this site offers hundreds of them. http://improvencyclopedia.org/categories/index.html

"This is a collection of games/exercises/handles/techniques for improvisation theatre. It's basically organized in Categories , and each improv Game is classified in a number of these categories. We also provide a number of Glossary and References to people, sites and books where you can find similar information.

"This site does not aspire to:

Fallacies and Phases of Participation

On Participation

In his essay Falacias de la Participación, Alfonso Vásquez describes three phases of participation in an organizational process:

Labor Notes puts useful materials online

The Labor Notes book Secrets of a Successful Organizer by Alex Bradbury, Jane Slaughter and Mark Brenner comes with a full set of handouts that are available for free online. This is a great resource for anyone designing education projects for worker organization. They could also be great discussion starters for critical reflection on organizing -- for example the first handout, on How the Boss Keeps us Disorganized, sets up three characters: Boss, Organizer, Co-workers. Look at the verbs in the three lists of actions -- how are they different? Why?

Recurso: El Cajon de Herramientas

El Cajon de Herramientas

Un cajón para el trabajo de las organizaciones y grupos en la dirección de otro mundo posible…

http://cajondeherramientas.com.ar/

This looks like a great resource -- just need some time to explore it.

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