Choose Life, Not NEET: No One Gets Left Behind with Clean

Young people who spend long periods not in education, employment and training (NEET), can easily drop through the cracks of society and once off track can find it very hard to rejoin as productive, happy citizens.   Each NEET young person costs society, on average, £56,000 over the course of their lifetime, with a total… Continue reading

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NEETs Project Goes From Strength to Strength

  For the last two-and-a-half years, we have been running a Clean Language & Systemic Modelling project for teenagers who are not in employment, education or training (NEET). This takes place in one of the most deprived areas of Merseyside – and the project is going from strength to strength. The young people are interviewed,… Continue reading

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Learning Journeys CD-ROM is Back in Stock

  In 2008, I was sitting in a meeting of educators in the field of sports development. They had received some funding to create a learning resource for their students. They wanted to make a CD ROM about those who were exceptional in the field of sports and sports development, in order to inspire their… Continue reading

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Using Systemic Modelling to Support Student Teachers to Learn through Reflection

  Teacher Educators agree that it’s important for students to be able to reflect on their practice. Reflection enables them to make the most of their teaching and learning experiences. It allows them to develop personal and professional self-awareness so they are able to identify areas for development. A key issue is to help them… Continue reading

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What happens if your client wants systemic change but does not have buy-in from others or the authority to implement change from above?

This was the situation we encountered when we started working with the head of the NEET (Not in Education, Employment or Training) strategy group and the head of vulnerable families at a local council. We supported the two of them to take on the core Systemic Modelling philosophy and to alter their behaviours when managing meetings… Continue reading

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