Category Archives: Learning

#WorkingOutLoud Social Leadership and Community Research: Compassion

Just sharing some very early stage #WorkingOutLoud, as i complete the first of a series of four ‘gatherings’ in the NHS in Scotland. The sessions explore people’s experiences of ‘community’, their perceptions of ‘leadership’, and their ‘stories of dissent’. Through … Continue reading

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Stories of Dissent

Today i prototyped a new activity on ‘Stories of Dissent’. It’s a structured way to explore how ‘dissent’ can provide a stable structure of opposition, and to consider how we create, and hold, safe spaces to explore it. Systems that … Continue reading

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The Notebook

I must admit to rampant curiosity: the man sat opposite me on the train is surrounded by notebooks. Most old and battered, some new, and the one nearest to me, the only one i can read, labelled ‘scrap’. He is … Continue reading

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Dynamics of Learning

Our relationship with knowledge has, over time, significantly shifted, and remains in flow. Some broad trends are clear: a move from a centralised state, to distributed access, from control to democratisation, from formal authority, to distributed validation, alongside a levelling … Continue reading

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#WorkingOutLoud on the ‘Modern Learning Capabilitites’ Programme

Today i am #WorkingOutLoud, sharing a draft design for a programme i’m developing for next year: it’s a comprehensive exploration of Modern Learning. This is incomplete work, but sharing as part of my own reflection. Module 1: The evolution of … Continue reading

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The Dereliction Walk: early stage #WorkingOutLoud

I’m working on the design of a ‘Dereliction Walk’ in New York: it’s a group activity that explores ideas of innovation, failure, and the mechanisms of community driven change. You may have seen that much of my more recent work … Continue reading

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‘Safety Making’ – 9 routes to failure

I used a phrase in the blog yesterday, and it’s been stuck in my mind ever since: “People are engaged in some kind of mass hysteria, and mass ‘safety making’”. ‘Safety Making’: I wrote the sentence on an impulse: i … Continue reading

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