Tag Archives: Practice

The Social Age Safari: Dress Rehearsal

Late friday night after a long day: the final Dress Rehearsal for the Social Age Safari, which starts next week. I’m very excited: this is the culmination of a lot of work and several years of thinking: a co-created event … Continue reading

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Skiing: Learning Into Action

I clearly remember when i first skied: i looked down what can only have been the most gentle of slopes, carefully thought through my training, and launched myself off, determined to snowplough with great grace in sweeping aaaaarrrrrrgggghhhh… So my … Continue reading

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Cherishing our reflective space

Three days of reflection, learning, sharing and connecting is a luxury: one that i value greatly. I’m just home after those three days in a country house hotel, spent with a group of around fifty thinkers, practitioners and friends, reflecting … Continue reading

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Social Learning: from theory to practice

Formal learning is abstract, defined by time and place, divorced from our everyday reality. It can be academically interesting, it can be fulfilling and all consuming, it can be delivered badly or delivered well, but unless it’s social, it’s incomplete. … Continue reading

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Backstage learning: preparation and practice

It’s a crisp morning in London, bright skies with a chill in the air. I’m sat in Covent Garden, one of my favourite spots, with a coffee and banana, looking out over the cream stone of the covered market, over … Continue reading

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Running away to the circus. Why it could take a long time to learn the skills and aesthetics.

Patience is a virtue, but sometimes in short supply. It seems to take an age to learn to be good at something new. Sure, you can get the basics pretty quickly, but to be really good takes time. You need … Continue reading

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Learning to play the ukelele. Theory, Practice and Rock and Roll in learning.

Yesterday, i bought a ukelele. My logic behind this was clear; i can play the guitar to a tolerable level. It has taken me years. The banjo i’ve had for six months and can get a few songs out of. … Continue reading

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