‘Frameworks’ in 250 Words

‘Frameworks’ is a simple methodology for structured thinking, and a simple tool for the construction of minimal graphical models of thinking, understanding, views and perspectives.

‘Frameworks’ models provide for the organisation, communication and sharing of key information. They are de facto interfaces and visual browsers for individual (independent) and group small team (consensus) thinking, understanding and problem-solving.

‘Frameworks’ provides for the simple analysis of large and complex subsets of ideas, of systems and domains – through discerning and differentiation, naming, clustering and categorisation, and the arrangement of simple and meaningful structural models and schemata. The idea is to enable the Thinker Modeller to reduce scale and complexity to manageable proportions.

‘Frameworks’ can be exercised with pen and paper but as a computer-based tool – modelling is framed and constrained and interactive – small and easy to use – tightly coupling thinking and the representation of thinking. The Thinker Modeller presented with a simple Meta Model containing an object-oriented Core Spinal Model of Focus and Context, and Instances around which greater models may be elaborated. Context is the determinant of meaning.

‘Frameworks’ is general purpose and problem-led – where the problems are information chaos, information overload, and disinformation, and the purpose is making sense of it all.

‘Frameworks’ may be applied to Foundational Education in the 21st Century Digital World of Big Information – where the next generation of citizens will need an awareness and literacies in information, communication, and informatics; and capabilities and skills in independent, creative, critical, constructive and effective thinking, collaboration and sharing.