Tag Archives: Feedback

Sharing to learn

I’m late writing the blog today, because tomorrow is a special day. I’m running two workshops: the first, an ‘Introduction to Social Leadership‘, and the second ‘How organisational culture fails‘. They are based upon key writing i’ve done over the … Continue reading

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The human face of learning

I had lunch with an old friend today. She works in a call centre and was explaining how their systems work: when you start work in the morning, you log in. If you are on time, everything is fine. Today, … Continue reading

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The good, the bad and the ugly. What do we learn from feedback?

I’ve been reading the first couple of reviews of my book. It’s an enlightening, worrying and somewhat challenging experience. Writing is very personal, something that you own yourself, something that is given permanence in print or on screen and something … Continue reading

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Surviving feedback. Learning from what we do wrong.

Nobody gets everything right all of the time. We all make mistakes, misunderstand things, explain things poorly or simply forget to do things. We all experience breakdowns in communication or make wild assumptions that everything is right when in fact, … Continue reading

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Playing with Lego: Educational Apps that combine experience with assessment and feedback.

Blended learning is about combining real world experiences with virtual ones. When done well, it takes the best of both experiences and creates something that offers benefits greater than can be achieved in isolation. An example of this in action … Continue reading

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Skills training using e-learning. Using diagnostic exercises, feedback and justification to overcome the challenges.

It’s sometimes felt that you can only really train facts and figures with e-learning, that skills training requires face to face interventions. This is based on the fact that you can’t give direct feedback on behaviours to an individual within … Continue reading

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Running away to the circus. Why it could take a long time to learn the skills and aesthetics.

Patience is a virtue, but sometimes in short supply. It seems to take an age to learn to be good at something new. Sure, you can get the basics pretty quickly, but to be really good takes time. You need … Continue reading

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Gathering momentum. How every learning journey has to start with one small step.

The journey from ignorance to enlightenment has a start point, although it may never have an end. The first step may not be the hardest, but it has to be taken, or there will be no others. The difference between … Continue reading

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Can you hear me? The importance of interactivity and feedback in learning

Writing is a one way activity. You write, you hope that people read it. Occasionally people write something back, which is reassuring, as it means that someone is awake. Very occasionally, something explodes. Last week, i wrote about the optimum … Continue reading

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