Category Archives: Curiosity

How Virtual Learning Works by Unlocking Curiosity [Pt 3]

This is the third in a series of articles exploring Virtual Learning and how we can design for curiosity and creativity. In the first piece we looked at a definition of Virtual Learning, and how we can use the move … Continue reading

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Skirting Curiosity

I’m skirting around the edges of Curiosity, interested to learn more, but wary of jumping into a new research piece too fast: i’m trying to use this lockdown time to complete ‘The Learning Science Guidebook’, followed by ‘The Humble Leader’ … Continue reading

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Battered by Constraint, Curiosity is our Foundation

Again today i am just #WorkingOutLoud and sharing some of the new illustrations and work around Curiosity. This first piece explores the tension between curiosity, and the forces of constraint (which may be well meaning, but can confine or restrict … Continue reading

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Breaking Yourself

Today i’m just sharing an illustration for the work around Curiosity and Creativity in Learning Design. This one is about the foundations of learning, and an idea i sometimes talk about around ‘disturbance’: the ways that learning is a process … Continue reading

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#WorkingOutLoud on Curiosity and Creativity

Curiosity is about the view over the horizon: not the landscape that we already know, but the things that lie beyond. Curiosity creates the disturbance in ourselves to move forward. Curiosity fractures comfort, and sanctions the subversion of existing knowledge … Continue reading

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Part 2: The Move to Remote Learning – Curiosity, Context, and Fracturing Frames

Yesterday i shared a view of the transfer of face to face learning into social, virtual and remote contexts. Today i will build out some further areas (until such time as the baby wakes up): as i stressed yesterday, this … Continue reading

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Learning Science: a Web of Curiosity

I’m working today to complete the illustrations for the Learning Science Guidebook: this one is from the introduction, where we consider what ‘learning science’ is. In the text i use the phrase, ‘not a systematically organised body of knowledge, but … Continue reading

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Explore your Landscape of Curiosity

To be curious is to inquisitive as to what lies beyond the horizon of our own ignorance and understanding. It’s a primary driver of human nature, a strong motivator into action, and gets us in equal measure into hot water … Continue reading

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#WorkingOutLoud – Black Swans and the Limits of Hierarchy

A very early stage #WorkingOutLoud post today as i start work on a more academic paper entitled ‘Black Swans and the Limits of Hierarchy’. I’m not going to get into much detail here, but the notion of ‘black swan’ events, … Continue reading

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Familiarity: never stop exploring

It’s seven PM here, but my body is telling me it’s late morning and it hasn’t slept since Sunday. The perils of travel: disorientation, fractured routines, a sense of the unknown. Except this trip is to Singapore, a place i’ve … Continue reading

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