Category Archives: Age

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

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Dad knows best: informal learning across the generations

I’m heading to London on the 08.59 train. I like this one, it misses the commuter rush but still gets you there fast. It’s usually half empty, so finding a set and table to write at is easy too. Today, … Continue reading

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Can you future proof learning? An exercise in futility

Regular readers will have met Herman before. He is my 1964 Land Rover campervan. Herman is many things: fun, lively and likely to grab attention wherever i stop. He is also desperately unreliable and impractical. In 1964 he was cutting … Continue reading

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What is reality? Understanding how history is constructed and the value of difference.

As i was driving this morning there was a fascinating programme on the radio about Troy. From the perspective of the mythology, the archaeology and documented history, they sought to build a consensus opinion of where the city actually was … Continue reading

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Learning from our heritage: why valuing the past enriches the present.

I picked Herman up from the garage yesterday. At nearly fifty years old, he was certainly the odd one out on the forecourt, surrounded by gleaming Range Rovers and chunky Discoveries and Defenders. But he was the only one with … Continue reading

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What are you proud of? Understanding how pride and motivation relate to learning and achievement.

My bike is sat in my hallway, gleaming and smelling faintly of oil. Just like new. Only it’s not new, it’s ten years old, it’s just had the service of it’s life. Dave, who carried out the service in his … Continue reading

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Getting better, getting worse. The cycle of learning and teaching.

Something struck me this weekend, about how to get worse at something gracefully. When we are young, we tend to try to perfect things. To be better, faster, stronger, but this is a path that cannot last forever. As we … Continue reading

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