Using pozitioning at home
Meet Poz, our positioning mascot. Poz helps the positioning ideas become more accessible. Pose has been deliberately designed not to reinforce stereotypical roles for any groups within a given community.
In the up an coming days more will be added to the site to share ideas for how to use positioning at home with your children.
In the meanwhile here is the background thinking behind Pozitioning.
- By encouraging children to ‘try out’ pozitioning increases their response range and helps children move away from a single-minded approach and a preference for staying with the familiar, to embracing a wide range of responses for complex situations
- ‘Trying out’ pozitioning supports children to understand that there are many ways to make sense of the world, thus increases capacity of and appreciation for other’s lives and ways of being in the world
- When people practice changing pozitions it liberalizes thinking and offers them a chance to engage with the previously unthought thus facilitating choices that include new ways of acting and thinking
- Pozitioning allows for engagement with attributes and/or identity categories that may previously have been cast in a negative light therefore unavailable. This offers people a chance to reclaim some parts of a previously discredited but preferred way of being, increasing a richer range of choices in possible responses
- Engaging with pozitioning moves decision-making away from being judged by outcome only and into an engagement with and a valuing of process. Evaluation becomes part of the process, rather than looking for a right or wrong outcome
- Pozitioning is an invitation to process-oriented learning, which provides more entry points for people’s participation as outcomes are left open and process and possibility are the focus of engagement
- Process-oriented learning, using pozitioning, fosters a life long curiosity and a willingness by people to engage with possibility, rather than an invitation to adhere to hoop jumping which is laden with potential sites of failure
- Practicing pozitioning translates into real world living across global social spaces. Children become more available to a rich palette of differences in what constitutes the real world
- People who develop an ease with ever changing positions demonstrate practices of innovation, problem-solving and creativity, the building blocks of real-world responsive resilience