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Investigating and Developing Language

From our earliest moments we experience the world, including experiencing ourselves. We investigate this experience and create an understanding of how the world works and how to work the world. We use this understanding to organize and do things to meet our needs. When we meet our needs, we do not stop and wait until another need arises, we continue to interact with the world, as babies we fidget and move, as children and adults we get bored and seek activity. This creates new stimulus, new experience to investigate. Importantly we build a knowledge of the world for its own sake only later do we begin to limit what we learn to fit with what could be useful.
In our early years we continue to practice this sequence, getting better, and developing preferences often for some parts of it. Unfortunately, some children become less practiced, for example an insecure 2-year-old will explore beyond their mother less that a secure child.

We recognize what is familiar and what is different. We are less likely to investigate what is familiar than what is different. It is a very useful skill to be able to investigate the familiar and understand it more deeply.
There is a natural flow to this processing of Investigate, Know, Do, Get, Beyond (IKDGB):

Investigate – Know – Do – Get – Beyond

Modelling Language and Language for Modelling

Language is one of the defining features of being human. Language is one of our main tools for communicating, thinking, planning, and expressing our thoughts and feelings to ourselves and others. We use language to make sense of the world. Our thinking and feeling is strongly influenced by the linguistic sense we make. The greater our accuracy in language the more effective our thinking and feeling will be. The selection of individual words, the relationship between words and thinking and feeling can result in inaccurate understanding, unnecessary problems and conflicts. Language is also one of our main tools in managing and changing what we think, feel and do. Language is also our main professional tool in helping others to change their thinking, feeling and behaviour.
Increasing our understanding and skills in all areas of language can transform our abilities in all areas of life; improving our effectiveness in communicating, increasing our understanding, developing our ability to question relevantly, describe accurately, give instructions usefully and negotiate successfully.
Through the process of Development Behavioural Modelling (DBM®) we can identify in detail how the different applications of language function and through this develop greater understanding and skills to utilise language more effectively.

DBM® has several different Language Models, each modelling a specific aspect of how language is created and used. These models in turn become tools for further modelling.
Through modelling, DBM® includes nine types of language distinction that are crucial for an accurate understanding of understanding. Once we can identify the types of distinction used in an understanding, we can then investigate how they have been created. n effective language model for identifying how we construct and use our understanding of the world is the Knowledge Trees Model (K-Trees). The K-Trees were created to investigarte and develop all five of the experience processing stages of IKDGB.

DBM® Fractal Modelling
Fractals are structures that are similar at different levels of detail. Well known examples are cauliflower heads, where a small part broken off looks like a small whole cauliflower, and coast-lines that look jagged from an airplane and also close up.
DBM® Fractal Modelling is used to model holistically and different levels without discontinuity that usually happens when we move up and down levels of investigation. Specifically, the same group of distinctions work within each single distinction, for example, a “What” can be investigated within using “That, What, How, Why, What” offering and huge increase in precision in modelling and understanding anything and everything. For a deeper fractal modelling of the processing of experience each of the stages of IKDGB can be investigated internally with IKDGB.

In this training participants will:
Learn to Investigate at different levels of investigation and types of inquiry.
Learn about three types of knowledge:

  1. Conviction: Knowledge without evidence
  2. Belief / Doubt: Knowledge with some evidence and also some doubt
  3. Knowledge: Knowledge with supporting evidence

Learn about the thinking processes that are used to create knowledge. Specifically: Deduction, Induction, Abduction

Learn about how we organize and perform what we “Do”:

Learn about different levels of benefit in what we “Get”:

Learn about different levels of results and values.

Learn about how we go “Beyond”, and levels of going beyond.

Explore how we build our understanding of the world.

Explore how we manage ourselves and how language functions differently at different levels of Self-managing.

Explore how we naturally use language.

Explore their own understanding of the world.

Guide others to explore their understanding of the world.

Identify limitation in understanding and improve understanding in themselves and others.
Work on real examples.
Test all that they learn and apply in their own experience and the experience of other participants.
Learn New distinctions and Nine types of language distinction
Learn the Experience Processing Model (IKDGB)
Learn the Knowledge-Tree model
Learn Fractal Modelling and the DBM® Fractal Language Model
Learn how to effectively Question.
Learn how to effectively Guide.
Benefit from a deeper, richer understanding of themselves and others.
Be able to identify gaps and limitations in understanding and be able to fill them and develop them.
Have more distinctions, models, and tools to improve their professional work and personal like.
Have more distinctions, models, and tools to help themselves and others to learn and change.