a simple recipe (translated by Linda Schenck) neatly encapsulates and codifies the principles that I try to use for LEWT - and, indeed, extends them.
To borrow Rikard's summary, they include;
- a sense of community
- cultural diversity
- trust and tolerance
- freedom of spirit
- small scale
It's interesting that the facile quality 'communication' is not included. It's also interesting that qualifications (which don't particularly play their part in LEWT) is more subtle that I had perhaps expected. I'll be considering making some minor changes so that people are more confident in their qualification to be part of the group - although I'll be careful about affecting its diversity. My feeling that LAWST's guru-led approach is problematic is neatly caught by the note on equality.
I'll be posting a link to the article to the LEWT discussion group, and hope to start a conversation. Let me know if you'd like to be part of it.