Table 8.1: Five components of panarchy and their explanations
Interactive 8.1 Click to interact with the Adaptive Cycle: Three dimensional panarchy model showing the relationship among potential, connectedness, and resilience within an adaptive cycle (Holling, 2001). You need to have WebGL turned on to see this.
An ecological version of this situation occurs when conditions in a forest allow a local ignition to create a small ground fire that spreads first to the crown of a tree, then to a patch in the forest, and then to a whole stand of trees. Each step in that cascade moves the transformation to a larger and slower level. (Holling, 2001: 398)
Interactive 8.2a Adaptive Cycle illustration
Interactive 8.2b Adaptive Cycle illustration with revolt and remember
I think one thing that the [ibook] does not touch on is the idea of choice. We can choose to be receptive to these stochastic events, or to remain closed off to any new information that might cause us to rearrange our mentalities. I think that the ‘break through’ I had this term came when I chose to let go, or release, my convictions and just stay open to whatever came my way. The result was far more influential than I could have guessed. I am now in the reorganization stage where I am trying to put words to ideas that have come up. In fact, one of my main points in my inquiry is the concept of developing a neutral vocabulary that educators can use to discuss difficult issues. This is the first step, and I am counting on my colleagues help during my GIC to aid me in this goal.
The interpretations of winter counts have shown three distinct expressions of transformation: (in)form, (re)form, and (trans)form. With form as the root of these descriptions, we are playing with the prefixes in, re, and trans as an acknowledgement that our view of these individuals are limited, and that each of these expressions are not fixed in time, but are part of the systems of change. That is, each of the three prefixes nest within each other such that the student’s experience is likely much more complex than we can interpret from only four winter counts. This might mean that their forming is occurring through other events in their life. (Stanger et. al. 2013, p.32)