Tag Archives: Empathy

Virtual Reality: A Lens for Learning

The point of the Modern Learning body of work is to consider things which are ‘real’ today, but will be pervasive in the 3-5 year window: do we understand what they are, where their potential lies, what the early case … Continue reading

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Depression: Reflection

What rings true for me may be alien to you. Our experiences of life are very different. Portfolio of scenes, interlinked, overlaid. Fragments of memories, evolving contexts, friendships loved and lost. The ephemera we collect through life: photographs, clothing, books, … Continue reading

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Personal Disclosure in learning. How empathy and experience can shape a very different form of storytelling.

Personal disclosure is often part of storytelling. It’s a way of opening up conversations, of building a bond, of setting a context for what’s being discussed. In informal coaching or mentoring situations, disclosure can be used to help individuals to … Continue reading

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The emotional learning journey. Planning the highs and lows in storytelling.

I’ll be the first to admit that i have pretty bad taste in films, favouring an action and adventure movie to a classic musical, but whatever type of film you watch, there’s a typical pattern that they follow. There are … Continue reading

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What do we learn from depression? Empathy and context in personal development.

As well as learning from external stimuli, sometimes we learn through introspection. It’s estimated that 30-50% of people will display clinical signs of depression at some point in their lives, a debilitating condition, with no immediately apparent benefits. Much debate … Continue reading

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