PIEs 2.0 - specifics, range and variety

Part of the essence of a PIE lies in creating and managing the flexibility to meet complex needs. The central approach of the PIEs 2.0 formula aims to support and accentuate that, stressing the need to customise every key element to the circumstances - to the client or user group, and the particular setting.  The new PIEs 2.0 formula then picks out half a dozen key areas to attend to - as did the older, 'classic' version.

But this is a lens, not a checklist. There is very little in practice that ALL services should do; some issues are more relevant in some services than in others; everything should be related to the specific needs of the service, to the client group (or groups), and the setting.

For those that do find this 'lens' a useful way to look at your services, you may find the self assessment process, the Pizazz, a helpful tool, to move on to planning your development for the future. (Details HERE)

But here, we are looking at illustrating the application of the PIE themes through examples, in practice, looking here at the needs we find in particular user groups, or settings; and how particular approaches are applied.

PS: you may also want to browse the case studies pages, for examples of practice in context.


PIEs in practice : browsing the examples pages

These examples, the more specific areas of practice that we will present here, are brought together in three areas that seem to best reflect the questions we have had, the issues raised in meetings, visits, workshops and seminars, the evidence so far available of 'what works', and the comments of registering members that indicate what PIElink members have been looking for (see 'Is the PIE evolving?' for some of this history) .

These specific areas are:

  • Needs: client group issues and psychological needs
  • Settings: the places and organisations where we work
  • Approaches: the ways of working, and the generalities and theories behind more specific practice

Presenting examples of these issues here is nevertheless a complex task, even for a website that allows readers/viewers to browse at their own pace for their own concerns. At times the structure of the site can become frankly labyrinthine; and it needs occasional sweeping re-organisation. This is our 'best fit' attempt as of late 2022, before we again attempt to sort and re-arrange a mass of constantly changing material.

Further reading/viewing/listening

For more examples

Needs   (PIElink page) : HERE

Settings   (PIElink page) : HERE

Approaches  (PIElink page) : HERE

Is the PIE evolving?  (PIElink page) : HERE

The cycles of practice-based learning (video) :  HERE


Using the PIE lens

A little bit PIE'd? : HERE

The Pizazz (PIElink page) : HERE