Tag Archives: Learning Design

Learning Fragments: evolving thoughts on learning

Over the last four months i’ve been playing with a new space, dedicated specifically to fragments of thought around my core work on social and collaborative learning. It’s a video blog (of a vlog, if you’re in the know) sharing … Continue reading

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#LearningFragments – The Staircase of Certainty

Most of the things i truly believe today i believe with a certainty. Sometimes a righteous one. Sometimes an indignant one. And yet they are not always the things that i was certain about yesterday. There is a naive temptation … Continue reading

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Organisational Learning – Broad Shifts

How much value ‘Organisational Learning’ provides to an Organisation is an open question: not in terms of measuring activity, expenditure, or time, but impact (and notably whether there is a relationship between impact and the complexity of the systems that … Continue reading

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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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