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Carole Chapman

Carole collaborated with me from 1990 to 2006, working together to design educational materials, implement creative online projects and develop large-scale action research. She understood management as a service in the support of many of the projects that Ultralab undertook.
Reflection: Carole inspired me with her no-nonsense hard work, unwavering learner-centred perspective and values-oriented thinking. I learnt from her about social science, gender and social justice.

2004 Carole Chapman.jpgCarole's finest asset was her ability to see things from a young person's point of view and to appreciate the power relationships inherent in schools and institutions. She anchored many people in Ultralab, supporting them with critical friendship and moral support. Her determined willingness to take on sponsors and civil servants and argue the case for the radical innovation that she proposed was inspiring.

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Lewis Carroll describes a fictional map that had:

"the scale of a mile to the mile."

A character notes some practical difficulties with such a map and states that:

"we now use the country itself, as its own map, and I assure you it does nearly as well."
— Sylvie and Bruno Concluded, Lewis Carroll, 1893