Words about learning: Fog

Driving this morning and finding it hard to navigate as the fog is so thick. As each sign looms out of the gloom, we have to make a rapid decision and react accordingly. When you don’t know the route and visibility is poor, it’s hard work.

The importance of signposting in learning is obvious: letting learners know where we are and where we will be going. The risk for learners is not that they will be lost in the navigation, but that we become informationally lost in the subject. Our ability to learn depends on us being able to reconcile new learning against things that we already know to be true, to update our worldview accordingly. If the fog is thick, if we can’t read the signs, learning can become difficult.

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About Julian Stodd

A learning and development professional specialising in e-learning and learning technology.
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