Tag Archives: Learning Design

The Power and Pride of Being Right

Few of us like to be wrong, and yet we so often are. To be wrong can feel like being ‘found out’, or like somehow showing a weakness or failing. Most of us would rather be found out to be … Continue reading

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Learning: Navigation and Sense Making

Within a Scaffolded Social Learning approach we seek to balance structure with exploration by using a series of ‘spaces’ and ‘gateways’, thus helping to maintain tempo. Within this, i have been using language around ‘Navigation’ and ‘Sense Making’, and the … Continue reading

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#WorkingOutLoud on the Context, Practice, and Evolution of Organisational Learning

I’m starting to finalise some of the structure around my reworking/graffiti of my core work on learning: on the plus side, i feel that i am finding the edges of this work, but on the downside, i am unsure it … Continue reading

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A Sketch on Learning Leadership

Coming back from two weeks holiday, i wanted to jump back into writing with a perfectly formed idea: instead, i have only this. A sketch so imperfect that i am loathe to share it. It’s a sketch of a learning … Continue reading

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#WorkingOutLoud on Learning Science

I stumbled back across my illustrations for the Learning Science Guidebook today, and experienced two feelings in rapid succession. Firstly, i thought that some of the work actually looked quite good, and felt a renewed urge to get it out … Continue reading

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#Fragments: Learning as Event – Experience – Work

These #Fragments posts are an exploration of core aspects of my work around learning (methodology and practice), where i am trying out new interpretations, frameworks, and ideas. There is much talk of learning in the flow of work: the impact … Continue reading

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The Role of Consequence in Learning

We all experience consequence: the result of our actions, imposed upon us, often unavoidable. Consequence acts as a limiter or moderator of our actions. At 21 months, my son is busy learning what consequence means, and i am busy trying … Continue reading

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Revisiting ‘Community’

This week i am revisiting the body of work that makes up the Community Builder Certification: it’s the work that grew out of the Community Builder Guidebook, and is now into it’s third iteration. As usual, for the first and … Continue reading

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Loops of Learning

Where possible, we can shift learning from ‘event’ based and into ‘experience’, which can be as simple as shifting focus from the internally self referential activities of a workshop, into the externally moderated activity of our everyday reality. Creating spaces … Continue reading

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#WorkingOutLoud on the Social Learning Designer as Architect

I’m half way through facilitating a two day workshop on Social Learning design: these types of day are pretty full on, so writing at the end of the day is daunting. As part of #WorkingOutLoud, i just wanted to share … Continue reading

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