Category Archives: Nuance

Learning from art: social learning in museums and the difference between virtual and real

Seeking inspiration yesterday, i ventured into the Stedilijk museum in Amsterdam. It promised to help me in two ways: a world class collection of modern art and unlimited free WiFi. The perfect destination. We appreciate art on two levels: the … Continue reading

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Scaffolding pockets of social learning: ideas for practical implementation

Engagement over time is valuable in learning, giving us time to reflect, to try things out back in the real world, to draw together our learning. Providing appropriate, flexible and easily accessible social learning spaces around formal learning experiences is … Continue reading

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The Language Barrier: cultural and linguistic challenges in the design of global learning.

I was in an estate agent’s office yesterday, sorting out a letting agreement, when i noticed a conversation taking place next to me. There was a father and his eight or nine year old daughter, speaking Turkish with an Agent. … Continue reading

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Nuance and context in communication. Cultural perspectives in the language of learning.

It’s remarkably easy to make mistakes in spoken or written English. Speaking as someone for who (for whom?) the endless days of pronouns and subjunctive clauses are but distant memories of endless summer days spent staring out of the window … Continue reading

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