USING THE PATTERNS AND CARDS
Some of the following activities are primarily about learning wise democracy patterns and understanding them more deeply. Some activities are about using the patterns to analyze real or hypothetical situations or democratic examples. Some are more focused on self-improvement and building community among students and practitioners, or spreading the word to invite others into this wise democracy adventure. And some stimulate us to be creative about wise democracy ideas. Often one exercise or activity will serve a number of those functions all at once. Try them all, as appropriate – or create new ones and let us know so that we can let others know, because this is only the beginning.
In creating this initial list we want to acknowledge the inspiration we received from the GroupWorksDeck pattern language’s Activities page.
(If you’d like to watch Tom Atlee talk about “How to use the Wise Democracy Pattern Language” or read a summary of his talk, check out the second article in the December 2018 edition of our newsletter.)