Category Archives: Adventure

On the ninth day of Christmas Learning: perspective

Sometimes we need a jolt, something to kick us out of our comfort zone and into a new space, a creative space where we explore new ideas, where we are unafraid to make mistakes, where we can learn new things … Continue reading

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The death of letters

I’ve been sorting through the attic, clearing out old toys and games and sorting out boxes of old letters and cards: the accumulated paperwork that follows us through life. Funny thing though, the trail is getting thin. Through my teens … Continue reading

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Experiential Learning

I’ve read a lot of travel books, but it’s only when you feel the sharp pain in your heel and see the blood when you peel your socks off that you know what blisters feel like. I was a passenger … Continue reading

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Travelling to learn: reflection and narrative

After a long day of travelling, i’m home from Singapore, sat back in my local coffee shop, starting that sense making process that always follows a period of travelling: part reflection, part narrative. Travel broadens our horizons: it brings us … Continue reading

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Wisdom in the Social Age

I had dinner with some friends last night who are just home from six months travelling around Japan. As they shared their stories, it became clear that they’d amassed a wealth of local knowledge whilst out there: synthesised from different … Continue reading

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To boldly go…

Just outside our Solar System, the tiny craft, Voyager, goes hurtling on: the first manmade object to leave our realm. A vessel of hope and dreams. Built with 70′s technology, pioneering in scope and reach, with every day it expands … Continue reading

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Running in the rain: risk and reward in learning

I met up with Lucy last night in London and, as we walked by the Thames, we saw a fountain. I’ve seen them like this before, by the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam: it’s a large base with squared off sections, the … Continue reading

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Social Gaming for Learning: a practical exploration of #gamification

For many years i was able to maintain an illusion of competence when it came to the xBox. Every Monday night, Rich and I would get a pizza and invest/waste the evening playing such classics as Halo, Gears of War … Continue reading

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Finding Nemo: discovery and disturbance in learning

I went snorkelling for the first time in Malaysia, off one of the southern islands, Sibu. I’m not a strong swimmer, so the thought of going out of my depth made me nervous, but the addition of a lifejacket dispelled … Continue reading

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A day for adventures: learning by exploring

It’s a day for grand adventures: i’m packed and waiting for a lift to the airport, off to Asia for a few weeks. It’s a combination of work and play. I’m delivering some workshops around social learning and leadership, as … Continue reading

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