Tag Archives: Commonality

Forming bonds and partnerships in social learning: joining the community

My first week in Amsterdam and i’m starting to make friends. The guy in the off licence who sold me the wine, the girl in the coffee shop where i’m writing now, the elderly neighbour. Our initial partnerships are formal, … Continue reading

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Naming the thing: the importance of sharing understanding and checking it

It was a metallic ping that caught my attention: loud and clear, slightly worrying. I pulled over, but it took me a few minutes to spot the problem. Herman was built in 1964, a vintage Land Rover built in the … Continue reading

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Sharing common frameworks for learning. Or knowing when to call a spade a spade.

I’m travelling to America for the first time this week. A trip i’m greatly looking forward to. It will be a chance to meet some old friends again and, doubtless, to make some new ones. Whilst i feel excited at … Continue reading

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