Category Archives: Words About Learning

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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Words About Learning: Quest(ions)

I spent the evening in a small town American bar, chatting to different customers, asking questions. Learning. I learnt about Puerto Rica, about the end of the Spanish colony, about American territories, unemployment and opportunity. I learnt by talking, by … Continue reading

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Words About Learning: Dreams

Spent part of today writing in a comic book store: a shop that sells board games and graphic novels. The chap running it had been made redundant, so he did the sensible thing and, instead of saving the cash, he … Continue reading

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Words About Learning: Sand

You can draw a line in the sand: the final sanction, the ultimatum. You can make castles from it: fanciful and free. In your eyes, sand is bad, and to build a house upon it, pure folly. The sands run … Continue reading

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