Category Archives: Introspection

Co-Creating a live learning narrative

I’m at a conference today where we’re using a live Twitter stream to co-create a shared learning narrative, using a range of media to explore innovation and creativity. There’s poetry, presentations, yoga and films, interviews, a book festival and conversations … Continue reading

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How social should your social learning be? Taking time out

It’s a public holiday over here in the Uk for Easter. Time to spend with family and friends, time away from work. But in the Social Age, how far are we able to fully disconnect from our communities. When the … Continue reading

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Personal learning networks and learning not to be nervous

Today is LEARNING:500, the event to celebrate the 500th post on the blog. I’m sat in my London hotel room, where i should be working on my presentation, but instead am writing this over a cuppa. I should be nervous, … Continue reading

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The more i learn the less i know. Why we learn

We have within us a hunger to learn. It’s rare that our curiosity can’t be piqued. This morning as i made breakfast there was an interview on the radio with a structural engineer who specialises in digging tunnels. He was … Continue reading

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What did you learn in 2012? How we reflect on learning and create our personal narrative

The end of a year is always a time for reflection, but not necessarily solitary reflection. Instead, i put the question out on the learning forum, ‘How do you reflect on your learning?’ I’m interested in the use of narratives … Continue reading

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Backstage learning: preparation and practice

It’s a crisp morning in London, bright skies with a chill in the air. I’m sat in Covent Garden, one of my favourite spots, with a coffee and banana, looking out over the cream stone of the covered market, over … Continue reading

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Finding the meaning in words: science and religion

Words convey ideas, but the meaning is something we construct from it. We often turn to written sources as our first source of information on a subject, but those sources won’t necessarily give us the ‘truth’, but rather a narration … Continue reading

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