Monthly Archives: November 2010

‘Fitting in’ and ‘parataxic distortion’

    It is intriguing to observe how classes of adult learners quickly fall into patterns of sitting and working together. Some individuals do remain outliers, joining in as required but not seeming to feel any need to belong in … Continue reading

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Isn’t “Deadwood Dick” a wonderful name – and a great teacher.

… at least according to the renowned British/Scottish educator AS A Neil. He wrote a wonderful record of his time as a “Dominie” [Scottish teacher] in three volumes (“The Dominie Books”) setting out the experiences and thinking that helped form … Continue reading

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Rewarding behaviour that you least want enacted

This post pays homage to Steven Kerr for his article titled “On the folly of rewarding A, while hoping for B” [reprinted in Academy of Management Executive, 1995 Vol. 9 No. I]  and available online via a search for “On the Folly”. … Continue reading

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Three tips for beginning ‘gamers’ and simulation users

Three things I tell my students in courses where they are learning about ‘how to’ use and design simulations and games – prepare yourself to manage failures – if you expect to be ‘perfect’ with no glitches you will be … Continue reading

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Practice and Research – simultaneous, antagonistic or synchronistic?

Is it possible to do more than one thing at a time? Like ‘have your cake and eat it too’? Peter Senge suggests the latter is possible “just not at the same time” in his experience. So what about Practice … Continue reading

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Naming of Parts – on Being a PractitionerResearcher

Today we have naming of parts. Yesterday, We had daily cleaning. And tomorrow morning, We shall have what to do after firing. But today, Today we have naming of parts. Japonica Glistens like coral in all the neighbouring gardens, And … Continue reading

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The ‘null’ curriuclum

I first met the ‘null’ curriculum on http://www.uwsp.edu/education/lwilson/curric/curtyp.htm – Lesley Wilson’s web page identifying and describing eleven different types of curricula. Perhaps readers have encountered the concept of the ‘hidden’ curriculum sometime after first meeting the notion of a curriculum … Continue reading

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