Category Archives: Words About Learning

Words About Learning: Belief

My desire to make something true, does not make it so. Belief is a powerful force, and sits beneath some of our conception of how the world is, how it works. We learn, we form abstractions, we make leaps of … Continue reading

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Words About Learning: Creativity

We are creative in different ways: in ideas, through art, through expression. Creativity is idolised as ‘something more’: a different type of voice, perhaps unquantifiable. Deeply personal. Claimed not granted. Organisations want ‘creative solutions’, meaning something outside their experience or … Continue reading

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Words About Learning: Space

Not the space above our heads, filled with stars. But the spaces we move between: some formal, some social, some loved and developed, others derelict and abandoned. Communities inhabit spaces: nesting, crafting, adapting, calling them ‘home’. But a space is … Continue reading

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Words About Learning: Generosity

I’ve been working with a group of NGOs today, exploring aspects of Social Learning. One thing that’s apparent in this space is generosity: a sharing of ideas, of resources, of spaces and networks. Generosity is core to Social Learning, learning … Continue reading

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Words About Learning: Interconnected

With a reductionist mindset, we look at technology and learning and break it down into it’s component parts: which systems, assets, subject experts, illustrations, animations, games, handouts and venues will we use? We fool ourselves that it’s the parts that … Continue reading

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Words About Learning: Pace

Woke up to a long list of jobs, settled at the table in my AirBnB, then stopped, stepped outside, and ordered a coffee by the Amstel. In the sun. With my book. It is, after all, always possible to be … Continue reading

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Words About Learning: Transition

Spending tonight as an airport hotel: tedious spaces divorced from any notion, any semblance of normality. Not even a footpath back to civilisation: this is a transitional space, a space between where i came from and where i want to … Continue reading

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