PIEs from the ground up - further links for Chapter 3

Chapter 3 : Ideas in practice

Here, on the PIElink itself, the entire site explores the development, the continuing evolution,  and the ‘many and various’ possible expressions of the underlying PIE themes in practice. Even the case studies in chapter 2 of the book are still only a small handful of illustrations; You will find many more here (HERE).

The more in-depth discussions of issues that are in the subsequent chapters are threaded throughout the site. The main menu on the Home pages has the main themes; and the Quick Links are often a useful way to follow significant cross-cutting themes.

The history of the evolution of PIEs approach, including much of the broader thinking on ‘development via dialogue’ that underlay all this development, is also best accessed via the ‘START HERE!’ page (HERE). Or see the video on 'Constantly catching up with developing practice' for a narrative approach to the same story: HERE

For some valuable insights on ‘embedding’ the PIE approach and spirit throughout the organisation (and beyond) see the summary (HERE) of the PIElink forum discussions from 2021, in the Recordings of the Forums in the Resources Hub.

But do see also ‘The Inner Game of PIE’ : HERE

For more on the Action Learning approach, see ‘Approaches’ (HERE and HERE) in The Five Themes; or via the Quick Links to Research and Evaluation (HERE).

For the parallel developments of comparable ‘psychologically informed’ services and learning in the US, see the ‘Quick Links’ pages on ‘America PIE?’ (HERE); and also the’ Pretreatment’ pages (in 'Approaches', HERE).

For more on PIEs beyond the built environment of accommodation-based services, see also working in 'outreach and environments without buildings’ (HERE) and also ‘Pathways’ (HERE) or via the Five Themes menu, or for examples in practice, via the case studies.

Issues of evaluation, including the contrast between ‘formative’ and ‘summative’ evaluation and other related approaches are discussed via the ‘Quick Links’ – in ‘Research, development and assessment’ (HERE).


Chapter content links

All PIE publications : HERE

I : Preface

2 : Introduction : HERE

3 : Ideas in practice : HERE

4 : What is the PIElink? : HERE

5 : Five core themes : HERE

6 : Introducing the PIEs approach : HERE

7 : Good questions : HERE

8 : Pizazz and the PIE Abacus : HERE

9 : The future for PIEs : HERE


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