This report presents “Weaving Skill Ropes” as an explanatory metaphor that helps people reason about the concepts of skills and learning: what skills children need, how these skills are learned, and how they are inter-related. The report describes the iterative research process that produced the “Weaving Skill Ropes” explanatory metaphor and provides a guide on how to use this communications tool.
Culture Wars and Common Ground Framing a way forward
Understanding the cultural mindsets that guide public thinking and discourse--and how these mindsets are changing--can help us get a better grasp on the causes of and solution to culture war...
Framing and change: Using Communications as a Tool for Social Change
Framing can be used to more effectively advance ideas and open the public discourse to new solutions. Social science research is at the core of effective framing--the question of how best to frame...
More Common Sense, Less Ideology: Modern Communications Lessons from the Critical Race Theory Debates
Being smart and “right” is getting in the way of moving hearts and minds towards positive social change.