Here it is: the Palette of Possibilities! In one place, the vital ingredients to design change or action projects – with stacks of colourful real life examples that show how easy and intuitive the strategies can be.
It also demystifies two vital steps – preliminary social research and prototyping – with examples that show how these are within the capability of any project, no matter how humble.
Plus it clarifies mind-bending ideas like ‘values’ and ‘transformative learning’ which can be a little overwhelming without examples.
I’m very proud of this product. I hope you find it tasty food for inspiration for your next change effort.
Here’s the contents
Doing human-centered research
A palette of strategies for action:
– 7 Systemic strategies
– 10 Behavioural strategies
Doing field testing and reflection
Appendix 1: Creating Transformative moments
Appendix 2: Communicating for action
Appendix 3: Using values
Appendix 4: Using program logic
The Palette of Possibilities was funded by the NSW Environmental Trust. Future Environmental Trust grantees are expected to use it as a starting point for devising their environmental education projects.
P.S. Don’t let the word ‘environment’ divert you – it’s about action or change in any conceivable field, including health promotion, rural extension, crime prevention, emergency preparation, community development, and early years learning.
It was produced in collaboration with, and published by, the Australian Association for Environmental Education, NSW Chapter (thanks Erika, Wendy, Jem and Lynne!).