Category Archives: Learning

Personal Context of Learning

Each of our individual Learning Landscapes is different: we come with different knowledge, context, ability, and motivation, amongst a host of broader pressures. I thought it was worth exploring a few of these: my motivation being that, as we consider … Continue reading

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A New Lens

You can’t always stare harder to spot an answer: sometimes, you need to switch to a new lens. And sometimes, you have to grind this new lens yourself. I use this analogy when talking about the journey to Social Leadership: … Continue reading

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On Reading

Reading is the process of gently breaking yourself: eroding dogma, undermining opinion, fracturing certainty. It’s a continual process of renewal: evaluating the things that we are sure are true, against new evidence that our certainty maybe unfounded, leaving us with … Continue reading

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#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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