Category Archives: Identity

Identity: Turning Points

I’ve published the first five Identity Stories so far, and completed ten interviews in total. These are extraordinary stories from everyday people. Possibly because so many people are extraordinary if you find the space to listen. It’s early days with … Continue reading

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Launching ’These Are Me: The Identity Project’

Today is a soft launch for ‘These Are Me – The Identity Project’. This small scale qualitative research project explores our identity (or rather, our identities!), through interviews. The aim of this work is simply to collect these Identity Stories, … Continue reading

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These Are Me: Identity Stories

I’ve finished writing up the first two Identity Stories from the new research project. Both are quite different, and already fascinating. In this work i ask people to describe the three identities that are most central to their ‘self’ (all … Continue reading

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Identity

What is your identity? Do you have one, or many? Are all of your identities public, or are some hidden? Do some require you to be badged or accepted by other people, or can you self determine it? How well … Continue reading

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Types of Story: Reputation and Identity

This week i am building out ideas around Reputation and Identity as part of my current writing around ‘The Roots of Story’. Reputation can be viewed as a story, taking varied forms: partly we may seek to write that story … Continue reading

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4 facets of learning culture: creation, ownership, technology and change

I’m interested in culture: how it’s formed, who owns it, who creates it, how it reacts to change, how it works in global social learning spaces. Culture is the foundations and the wallpaper: it influences us, grounds us, gives us … Continue reading

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Tone of voice in learning: curating the experience

When i look along my bookshelf, i see academic textbooks, graphic novels, fiction, autobiography, books i’ve read multiple times, books i’ve never touched since they landed, every flavour and style you can imagine. Each one presented with it’s own tone … Continue reading

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Forming bonds and partnerships in social learning: joining the community

My first week in Amsterdam and i’m starting to make friends. The guy in the off licence who sold me the wine, the girl in the coffee shop where i’m writing now, the elderly neighbour. Our initial partnerships are formal, … Continue reading

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Finding your fashion: learning to coordinate learning

Superdry is an achingly trendy brand at the moment: i know this because all the cool kids are wearing it. And half of my friends. In a fit of Christmas shopping enthusiasm, i ventured into the store over the weekend … Continue reading

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Patrick Moore: a life of learning and inspiration

It was a long journey to school, by car, then train and, finally, a walk. In winter months, for added adventure and to uphold the somewhat antiquated view of building character, we still wore shorts, leading to the little known … Continue reading

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