Category Archives: Learning

How to Bring Self-Organized Learning Environments to Your Community

Educators of all kinds (parents, teachers, community leaders, etc) play an important role in both teaching kids how to think, and giving them room to feed their curiosity. The SOLE approach embraces a process where kids learn how to ask … Continue reading

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To Learn Anything: The Feynman Technique

Knowing the name of something doesn’t mean you understand it. We talk in fact-deficient, obfuscating generalities to cover up our lack of understanding. How then should we go about learning? There are four simple steps to the Feynman Technique, which … Continue reading

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The Innovator’s Mindset: Empower Learning, Unleash Talent, and Lead a Culture of Creativity

Kids walk into schools full of wonder and questions. How you, as an educator, respond to students’ natural curiosity can help further their own exploration and shape the way they learn today and in the future. The traditional system of … Continue reading

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Discovering a Mentor

Mentors may challenge or guide you, but the decisions you make in your life and career belong entirely to you. We all get advice from time to time from the people we know: Colleagues, friends, relatives. (Even our children like … Continue reading

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Making Experience Count: The Role of Reflection in Individual Learning

In this paper, we build on research on the microfoundations of strategy and learning processes to study the individual underpinnings of organizational learning. We argue that once an individual has accumulated a certain amount of experience with a task, the … Continue reading

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Networked Learning: An Educational Paradigm for the Age of Digital Networks

This book is a major contribution to the field of networked learning and provides the most comprehensive examination and analysis to date of its place in education in a networked society. As Chris Jones comments in his conclusion, at root … Continue reading

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Learning to Learn: towards a Relational and Transformational Model of Learning

Health and social care systems are implementing fundamental changes to organizational structures and work practices in an effort to achieve integrated care. While some integration initiatives have produced positive outcomes, many have not. We reframe the concept of integration as … Continue reading

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To become a Learning Machine

I smile whenever I look at my university diploma hanging on the wall, because everything I learned then is no longer relevant now. Does it means that we should stop wasting all this energy, time and money on university? Not … Continue reading

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Truth from Trash – How Learning Makes Sense

This study of learning in autonomous agents offers a bracing intellectual adventure. Chris Thornton makes the compelling claim that learning is not a passive discovery operation but an active process involving creativity on the part of the learner. Although theorists … Continue reading

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In Order to Learn

In Order to Learn shows how order effects are crucial in human learning, instructional design, machine learning, and both symbolic and connectionist cognitive models. Each chapter explains a different aspect of how the order in which material is presented can … Continue reading

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