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Nuance and context in communication. Cultural perspectives in the language of learning.

It’s remarkably easy to make mistakes in spoken or written English. Speaking as someone for who (for whom?) the endless days of pronouns and subjunctive clauses are but distant memories of endless summer days spent staring out of the window … Continue reading

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How do we communicate? A song about the languages of learning

I’m editing my new book on ‘music in learning‘ and trying to draw out my thoughts into some practical models around the subject. Part of this involves trying to characterise how we use different the different languages of learning to … Continue reading

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The languages of learning: poetry

On this journey through the languages of learning, many of the examples we’ve looked at would often be considered to be ‘arts’, to be somehow informal, to be less rigorous than ‘formal’ communication. We can all see how video is … Continue reading

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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

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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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The Language Barrier: cultural and linguistic challenges in the design of global learning.

I was in an estate agent’s office yesterday, sorting out a letting agreement, when i noticed a conversation taking place next to me. There was a father and his eight or nine year old daughter, speaking Turkish with an Agent. … Continue reading

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Learning core concepts and speaking a language that suits the learner. How i learnt to change a fuse.

So my 1964 Land Rover wouldn’t start yesterday. I turned the key, pressed the button (yes, it’s so old, it has a starter button) to be met with an electrical sounding click, but no roar of the engine staggering to … Continue reading

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Choreography of Learning

This is a mid level #WorkingOutLoud post, as i rework some early ideas around ‘Choreography in Learning’ into a second iteration. The material here probably typifies my approach: chase interesting ideas through research and prototype, and don’t be afraid to … Continue reading

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Aspects of Learning, Rehearsal, and Performance

Yesterday i provided an overview of how a Socially Dynamic Organisation will retain three clearly differentiated spaces, each of which is adequately supported, led, and engaged in, both by formal leadership, and individual members. The ability to hold these spaces … Continue reading

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