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Open peer commentary on the article “Designing Academic Conferences in the Light of Second-Order Cybernetics” by Laurence D. Richards. Upshot: Building upon Richards’s notions of “design by constraint” and the usefulness of assigning collaborative tasks to conference participants, this commentary suggests a basic application of Pask’s conversation theory as a potential aide to fruitful knowledge construction in a conference setting.
Scholte T. (2015) Embed and unzip: Entailment structures as a knowledge building tool for academic conferences. Constructivist Foundations 11(1): 76–77. http://constructivist.info/11/1/076
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