Category Archives: Problem Solving

Learning science: the power of steam

Christmas is a time for families and for me that means my nine year old niece and six year old nephew. Once the flurry of wrapping paper has subsided and the boxes have been ripped open, once the new spaceship … Continue reading

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Scaffolded social learning environments for scenario based training: practical implementations

Bridging the gap between abstract training environments and the reality of everyday life is always a challenge. This can be particularly true when we are looking at high stress situations: training people to deal with emergencies that, by their nature, … Continue reading

Posted in 'Just in time' learning, Challenge, Collaboration, Community, Control, Dialogue, Effectiveness, Embedding, Everyday Reality, Exploration, Informal Spaces, Learning, Learning Design, Learning Journey, Learning Technology, Performance, Problem Solving, Scaffolding, Social Learning | Tagged , , , | 16 Comments

Fighting fires: experience versus qualifications

Gas towers litter our urban landscapes: rusted, towering steel mushrooms that rise and fall throughout the day. They’re so ubiquitous that i’d never really given them much thought, so it was just a moment of idle curiosity that led me … Continue reading

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How to solve a problem. Investigating how we can apply native problem solving methodologies to learning scenarios.

We are all expert problem solvers. Be it mending a puncture or working out the best way to build a raft to support a team of executives on a retro leadership training day across a polluted river, we are experienced … Continue reading

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