Blog and resources

Active listening and the blocks

Truly listening means truly and wholeheartedly engaging:  leaning in; focussing; responding.           Some years ago in my early days of facilitation, I found myself drifting out of focus in a workshop. Yes, one that I was facilitating! This...

read more

Educational design that meets 21st century needs

The principles are predicated on three generally accepted conditions: Learning is a lifelong process Design is always evolving, and Resources are limited. To meet the nation’s needs for the twenty-first century, learning environments should (1) Enhance teaching and...

read more

Another model for critical reflection

This model for critical reflective practice was developed by C. Johns for nursing, but I think it is applicable across many disciplines. Critical reflection has the potential to transform one's understanding of self and of one's experience by thorough questioning and...

read more

Transformation and insight through collage

The collage process is a tool for transformation - a creative visual process that can open you up to new ideas, provide insight into yourself, your current situation and a possible future, suggest a new way of doing things and a new way of being and shift your...

read more

13 principles for authentic learning

  I am in the process of designing a program for a client and have developed 13 principles for learning that will guide the design and delivery of the program. Enable learners to negotiate and customise the learning to suit their individual needs and goals...

read more

Transformative learning

  I have been very interested in the concept of transformative learning (or is it transformational?) for some time, and I am planning to collate all my notes and writings and pull together some piece (an essay, perhaps!) that captures my views and those of...

read more

What is reflection?

In searching for some definitions for reflection and reflective practice I came across these definitions when I did a Google search. I was reminded that reflection is originally a terms from physics. 1. …the throwing back by a body or surface of light, heat or sound...

read more

 

Creative · Collaborative · Sustainable