Tag Archives: Difference

Our Shared Differences

I am fortunate in being able to visit many different countries, to be a guest in many different cultures. As one travels around the world one moves not only in miles and metres but also in culture and difference. My … Continue reading

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Restraint: Democracy

I am struggling to write: it’s been a week where dissent has tipped over into violence, where discourse has been lost to hatred and fear. Democracy is not about consensus: it’s about restrained consent. About the gradual unearthing of what … Continue reading

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The Complexity of Equality

Unpacking meaning is a dangerous thing, turning the apparently simple into the overtly complex. As we un-peel the layers of interpretation, we think we will, sooner or later, find the stone at the centre, whilst in fact what we often … Continue reading

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The role of ritual and why to avoid too much structure in learning

It’s a big day here in Amsterdam, Queen Beatrix has abdicated and handed the crown over to her son, the now King Willem-Alexander. The Dutch like to party and today is no exception: as i write this the celebrations are … Continue reading

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Cultural differences in learning: as the world gets smaller, do our challenges get bigger?

I’m having a whole range of interesting conversations about the challenges of global learning delivery at the moment. I’m particularly interested in cultural differences in social learning spaces, understanding whose rules apply here. In essence, the challenge is simple: people … Continue reading

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Cultural differences in social learning spaces: exploring difference

A world without barriers: that’s what the internet brings us. We are networked in every aspect of our lives and come together in social learning spaces for work, for pleasure and for no good reason at all. We are addicted … Continue reading

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Heading North: The iPad and my Dad.

As i may have mentioned, i’m travelling with my parents. Father has bought an iPad. After a lifetime of computing with PC’s, he’s also bought a book on the iPad. It’s about the size of a telephone directory for a … Continue reading

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