Category Archives: Poetry

How do we communicate? A song about the languages of learning

I’m editing my new book on ‘music in learning‘ and trying to draw out my thoughts into some practical models around the subject. Part of this involves trying to characterise how we use different the different languages of learning to … Continue reading

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Music and learning: drawing my conclusions

Today i’m finishing the first draft of my book on ‘music in learning’. In this chapter, i’m drawing the ideas together: in many ways, it’s the most fun part to write. This is the first draft of that chapter: This … Continue reading

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The creative urge: why do we want to share and how much does sharing form part of the learning process?

My best friend is releasing her first album later this month. It’s a brilliant, fun and feisty collection of folk songs about the trials and tribulations of a thirty something girl. And, knowing her, it’s bound to be a hit. … Continue reading

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Practicing poetry: Things you never finish learning.

Poetry has been part of my life for as long as i can remember, but i’ve never consciously learnt how to write it. In fact, i’m not sure you ever can. My interest has resurged of late as I have … Continue reading

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Innovation in the learning experience. Why it never hurts to think about doing something different.

Yesterday’s post about interactive stories got me thinking. Innovation can sometimes be driven by technology, but it doesn’t need to be. Innovation can be as cheap and easy to deliver as ‘doing the same old thing’, but, because it’s innovative, … Continue reading

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