Hodges' Model: Welcome to the QUAD: March 2017

- learn about the conceptual framework Hodges' model. A tool that can help integrate HEALTH and SOCIAL CARE, INFORMATICS and EDUCATION. The model is situated, facilitates person-centredness, integrated - holistic care and reflective practice. A new site using Drupal is an ongoing aim - the creation of a reflective workbench. Email: h2cmng @ yahoo.co.uk Welcome

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Vision and Memory Re-ordering


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pre-traumatic stress disorder



Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)

Averted vision
focussed action?

Image source: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Methan_Lewis.svg

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Witness the Land and the Location of Truth

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Lockerbie Witness Box (Exhibition Version), 2003
Nathan Coley, b.1967
Rosewood, laminates, aluminium, steel, carpet, plywood, electrical components and chair

"This work consists of an exact replica of the witness box used at the Lockerbie bombing trial alongside eight of a series of 12 drawings representing evidence presented during the trial. The trial was held in the Netherlands, but for 36 weeks the small area of land where the court stood was temporarily legally Scottish. Coley challenges what we take as 'real', by looking at the arbitrary rules that enable a country to 'appear' somewhere else and the assumption that a person is telling the truth because they are sitting in a certain place." 

My source: Gallery of Modern Art, Royal Exchange Square, Glasgow G1 3AH visited 28 November 2015.

Monday, March 20, 2017

Great Barriers [i]

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Great Barrier Reef 
c/o ARC Centre


Great Barriers to Belief


See also:
Australia must share the blame for coral bleaching, FT View, 17 March 2007.

Map image: ARC Centre

Sunday, March 19, 2017

Architects' social conscience - in Hodges' model

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can never supply the 
whole answer 
without a 
complex and lengthy 
with specific ...

"There is a sense that the age of the icon is now long dead, that architects need to take their eyes off the skylines and engage with the streets."

"... contemporary architectural culture, swings wildly between two poles. On one hand there is the urge to express (architecture as art)..."

"Aravena made his name with the "half-a-good-house" idea, an elegantly innovative design for a dwelling with a matching negative space beside it into which the inhabitants can expand as necessary when they have the means.

... social,

... and on the other the urge to confess
(social conscience)."

political and economic conditions."

"The current* refugee crisis perhaps
illustrates architects' powerlessness."

*From decades of 'news' experience we can take refugee crises, natural disasters and forced migration to be essentially ongoing and globally pernicious in population impact. Temporary and permanent architectural and housing solutions for people in these extreme situations are therefore critical to improving the lives of millions. PJ

Heathcote, E. (2016*). Architects' social conscience, FT Weekend, Venice Biennale of Architecture, 21-22 May, pp.1-3.

Wednesday, March 08, 2017

Will you #InvestInHer with a small loan this International Women's Day?

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I will try and address this before 0000hrs and after...

Saturday, March 04, 2017

A Hospital Room with a View

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Photo: Waterstones Tottenham Court Road Window Display 4/3/2017

Book cover: Waterstones

Friday, March 03, 2017

Hodges' model: a blanc space, neutral for structure & content

On twitter today I mentioned the discovery of the book Panaesthetics by Daniel Albright. It was a buy in the end. A great discovery saddened to then learn that its author is no longer with us. Although I have not read it there will be much to draw from it: literally. I have often written about Hodges' model being initially a neutral space, a blank sheet. What is a starting position is always political as with Hodges' model. Its structure regiments the paper it is drawn upon. The presence of a political care - knowledge domain makes a statement. Structurally and in content the sense of neutrality is broken. Albright points to historical support as he discusses "What is painting?".

"White, said Superville, is an innocent peaceful color, calming us in the way that pure snow or moonlight calms. Black implies "silence and solitude, sadness, death, and oblivion"; red is "the hieroglyph of life and movement . . . the excess of luminous rays, just as the colour black is its absorption and annihilation." But this correlation of color with emotional state is less original than Superville's belief that color and lines are "the identical signs of one invariable language, and the associations of the one automatically imply the associations of the other" - every color corresponds to a linear pattern, every linear pattern presupposes a certain color. Superville provides a diagram to prove his point: red throws its arms into the air; black is stooped, submissive; "white , an invariable, pure sign, like the horizontal line, occupies the middle space between two extremes" (fig. 27)." p.102.

This is not the exact figure from the book but the meaning is relayed (I think).

A contact from the OU and 'The Difference that Makes a Difference' Conferences David Chapman kindly commented on this post on Facebook:

David Chapman "White is an innocent, peaceful, color". Except when it is the colour of the KKK, colonialism and slavery? I like the use of the shapes and can see that there may be ideas you can use in the quad, though.

I've expanded on my Facebook response below:

Thanks David, Yes I realise there's a potentially racist tone to this "white as pure". It is of course about the ideas, structure and form. I still refer implicitly to Michel Serres' work and the significance of 'blanc' and in previous posts. There are many ethnocultural connotations as to how black, white, greys and colours are interpreted and what they mean. As a tool it is important that Hodges' model conveys neutrality. In this case no emotional, value-based stance is taken.

Another thought from the past I recall is the BBC micro wordprocessor View and its appearance on a monochrome (Phillips) screen. Green on black (the new 'blanc'?) worked best. The penultimate blanc is the night sky...?

Albright, D. (2014) Panaesthetics On the Unity and Diversity of the Arts. New Haven: Yale University Press.

Diagram: http://www.dezenovevinte.net/obras/av_rc_baile_en.htm

Wednesday, March 01, 2017

Is Hodges' model a Self-Organising Hypothesis Network?

"The proposed approach is based on 3 key steps. First, derive knowledge from different sources of information (experimental data, expert learning, machine learning). Secondly, unify the different knowledge representations. Finally, organise the unified knowledge in a way that captures its generalisation hierarchy and facilitates the design of efficient prediction algorithms (Figure 3)." page 2 of 21.

Figure 3 The SOHN methodology. Different sources of knowledge are unified using a common representation based on the concept of hypothesis. The hypotheses can be organised into a hierarchical network to capture the knowledge in a standardised way (page 3 of 21).

Straight away this figure in Hanser et al. (2014) suggested learning and learners and the four care domains of Hodges' model. There are profound differences of course.

The information at the start takes the form of concepts, data, but 'information' also applies. The context in combining chemistry and informatics is radically different when it comes to who, or what is learning in that first arrow. The paper's keywords are:

Machine learning Knowledge discovery Data mining SAR QSAR SOHN Interpretable model Confidence metric and Hypothesis Network.

To a healthcare or social care student the knowledge encountered may well be raw. The principle of Hodges' model encourages the generation of hypotheses within and then across the model's knowledge domains. The learn-er can then attempt to unify these thoughts and reflections, organising them in a variety of ways. Hodges' model is not itself in self-organising, but there is a pattern-learning process for the learner and a pattern-matching process for the expert or specialist.

Hanser, T., Barber, C., Rosser, E., Vessey, J., Webb, D., & Werner, S. (2014). Self organising hypothesis networks: A new approach for representing and structuring SAR knowledgeJournal of Cheminformatics, 6(1), 1-21.