Tag Archives: Scaffolded Social Learning

Developing Social Roles in your Organisation

Formal knowledge is that which we own, which is visible to us, which we can control. Tacit knowledge is that which lies within our community. Tacit knowledge is grounded in experience: it may not be perfect, it may not be … Continue reading

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CIPD Conference 2015: Architecting Redundancy

I’m not sure whether the nervous laughter in the group was because i’d asked some embarrassing questions, or because they were embarrassed about the answers. The question? “What’s the point of HR?“, “Will HR exist in five years?“, “Will you … Continue reading

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The Future of Learning? It’s Here.

I’ve spent the last couple of days sharing stories and talking to some great people: curious, intrigued, speculating, experimenting and learning. Pondering how to take their organisations forward, how to adapt them, change them, to make them fit for the … Continue reading

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An introduction to Scaffolded Social Learning

I’m sharing this: it’s a short ‘Introduction to Social Learning’, intended as a foundation for people new to the subject. It’s a first iteration: see what you think and let me know if you have ideas! What is Social Learning? … Continue reading

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Sunlight

When you wake up to the sun coming through the window, clear blue skies, the warmth of it on your skin, it’s a good start to the day. Sunlight is good: we talk about the sun coming out from behind … Continue reading

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Scaffolded Social Learning in action: exploring competition

I like ideas, but sometimes it’s good to share what we do with them: today is a post in that vein. I’ve written a lot recently about my Scaffolded Social Learning model. Today, i want to share an example of … Continue reading

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Storytelling and Scaffolding

As i continue to develop the Scaffolded Social Learning model, i’m struck by the importance of the Storyteller role. Under a scaffolded approach, we use two elements: formal and co-created social. The formal elements are the organisational side of the … Continue reading

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The Disruption of Design

I’m reflecting on the disruption of design, which, you’ll note, is a two pronged statement. On the one hand, traditional methodologies of learning design are being disrupted by the realities of the Social Age: the rise of ‘sense making‘ communities, … Continue reading

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4 Aspects of the Agile Organisation

Agility is the ability to respond adaptively: not with one approach, but with many, facilitated by our ability to question, understand and act. It’s about solving a problem today and doing it differently tomorrow, but being effective at every step. … Continue reading

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Scaffolded Social Learning

Today i want to share a model for Social Learning. It’s at quite a pragmatic level: ‘what do we do about it?‘, rather than an esoteric discussion of ‘what does social mean?‘. I’m presenting a view of Scaffolded Social Learning: … Continue reading

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