The S-P Nexus Store is now open with items that feature mazes created by Joe Wos, nationally acclaimed cartoonist and maze maker. We commissioned Joe to create mazes that would reflect the perspective of practice offered by Donald A. Schon:
In the varied topography of professional practice, there is a high, hard ground where practitioners can make effective use of research-based theory and technique, and there is a swampy lowland where situations are confusing “messes” incapable of technical solution. The difficulty is that the problems of the high ground, however great their technical interest, are often relatively unimportant to clients or to the larger society, while in the swamp are the problems of greatest human concern.
The Scholar-Practitioner Nexus is dedicated to supporting the efforts of educators to navigate the swampy, lowland messes. Through practice-embedded inquiry and conversations among professionals committed to their own learning, a body of practical wisdom can evolve. When you purchase an item from the S-P Nexus store, you are helping to support the mission and philosophy of this website. When you share the items with others, you can help to broaden and strengthen the professional learning community.