Tempo in learning

Tempo: working to a rhythm. Finding the pace. In music, we use variety: introductions, patterns, repetition. Sometimes engagement come through discord, the use of a minor key or sudden change of. Pace.

Dash and Reflect

Tempo is about variety: these are three different ways of looking at the same thing.

My second consecutive day of workshop delivery today and i’m tired, but aware of the fact that i’ve been talking about ‘reflection‘, so i’d better practice what i preach. There’s a software development methodology around ‘hacking’, where we do dashes and sprints: periods of focussed activity with spaces to share outputs in between. I’ve tried to adopt that mindset in my session to foster engagement.

The parallel tracks here are just different words around the same thing: dash, reflect, dash, reflect, could equally easily be ‘co-create‘, share, ‘co-create‘, share. Or even ‘free’, structured, where we have spaces to explore and spaces to come together.

I guess that’s what sits and the heart of tempo for learning: the right spaces to do the right things. Variety, engagement, co-creation, sharing.

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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