Monthly Archives: October 2012

The languages of learning: manga

Manga is an art-form without taboos, a free flowing comic book style that is unafraid to tackle challenging subjects. Unlike Disney, which is constrained by child friendly certification, manga is free to roam wherever it chooses. It’s stylised, often gritty, … Continue reading

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The languages of learning: dance

I was lucky enough to catch Sioned Huws’ ‘The Aomori Project – of landscapes remembered‘ whilst in Singapore over the weekend. It’s an hour long modern dance, featuring two principles, whose dance is mainly synchronised, one solo performer, a quartet … Continue reading

Posted in Agile, Choreography, Communication, Control, Creative, Dance, Language, Learning, Music, Narrative, Stories, Storytelling | Tagged , | 15 Comments

The languages of learning: fragrance

I’m sat drinking a Turkish coffee in the Arab quarter. I fly home tonight, but today is a chance for reflection. It’s hot and humid, as it has been everyday. There’s a faint scent of cardamon, a dusky kind of … Continue reading

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Closing chapters: Singapore Diary day 5 (Learning, knowledge and meaning)

This week, i’m in Singapore and have taken the opportunity to explore learning, knowledge and meaning from a variety of angles. Yesterday was all about feedback and reflection: today, i want to close the chapter and think about narrating my … Continue reading

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Reflection and feedback: Singapore Diary day 4 (Learning, knowledge and meaning)

Whilst working in Singapore this week, i’m exploring learning, knowledge and meaning from a variety of angles. Yesterday we looked at how meaning is built slowly, over time, how we develop tools to help us read the environment and explore. … Continue reading

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Foundations: Singapore Diary day 3 (Learning, knowledge and meaning)

Whilst working in Singapore this week, i’m exploring learning, knowledge and meaning from a variety of angles. Yesterday we looked at how meaning can emerge from apparent chaos, how learning is based upon good communication and, perhaps, understanding how what … Continue reading

Posted in Age, Archaeology, Attention to Detail, Exploration, Knowledge, Learning, Meaning | Tagged , , , , , | 3 Comments

Meaning from chaos: Singapore Diary day 2 (Learning, knowledge and meaning)

This week i am in Singapore, using the chance to explore learning, knowledge and meaning from a variety of angles. Yesterday, we looked at how objects have both tangible and imbued meaning and at how so much of our understanding … Continue reading

Posted in Authority, Broadcast, Choreography, Collaboration, Control, Edgelands, Familiarity, Global, Knowledge, Learning, Meaning | 1 Comment

Learning, knowledge and meaning: Singapore Diary day 1

As i’m sat in the departure lounge of Heathrow airport, waiting for the flight to Singapore, my mind turns to meaning. Take Starbucks: i’m drinking my skinny latte out of the familiar paper cup with the green logo on it. … Continue reading

Posted in Collaboration, Community, Concepts, Culture, Global, History, Knowledge, Learning, Meaning, Stories, Words, Writing | 4 Comments

Creating and sustaining high performance learning cultures

Culture can be remarkably fragile: it evolves and changes over time, responding to external stimuli and internal pressure. High performance cultures, especially sales cultures, can appear to be very robust, can appear to be very static, no nonsense and inflexible … Continue reading

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Early to bed, early to rise… understanding everyday reality in learning design

In an effort to counter the effects of jet lag when i fly to the conference next week, i’ve been getting up ever earlier in the morning. Singapore is nine hours ahead of me here in England, a painful transition … Continue reading

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