Words about Learning: Moments

Every moment is filled with potential. We can spend them however we like. Some we invest in learning, some we just spend cleaning. Some we fret and worry over whilst others we fritter with wild abandon and a few we agonise over or remember with sorrow.

Sometimes, in the moment, everything makes sense, with perfect clarity, the ‘eureka’ moment, when things click. Even if we can’t subsequently remember with such clarity, occasionally, for one glorious moment, it all makes sense.

Learning is filled with moments: frustration when things don’t make sense, glimmers of recognition as the same pattern is repeated, the glimpses of understanding as things begin to fall into place. The moment when we grapple with a problem and win, when we can repeat an action again and successfully duplicate the result. The moment we have learnt.

Think about where your moment are being spent.

About julianstodd

Author, Artist, Researcher, and Founder of Sea Salt Learning. My work explores the context of the Social Age and the intersection of formal and social systems.
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2 Responses to Words about Learning: Moments

  1. Well said. Once again so true of life and learning.

    During our classroom sessions we ask the participants to capture what we refer to as “ah-ha moments” in their journal and to share these during the class. This really puts an emphasis on these moments and the goal of our learning process.

    • julianstodd says:

      Hey Michael, that’s a great way of capturing the learning. Also interesting to see how people react to these down the line: if you revisit them in three months, do people think they have changed, did they remember the learning?

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