The importance of being networked

Learning with e's

In yesterday's blogpost Separation and connection I talked about the nature of social media and their capability to amplify human contact. Specifically, I made the point that Personal Learning Networks (PLNs) are enabled and strengthened when we make connections through social media tools.

Going the extra mile

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This is number 26 in my series on learning theories. In this post, I''m revisiting a well known and heavily used motivational theory - Maslow''s Hierarchy of Human Needs. Most versions of Maslow''s Hierarchy are represented as pyramids. Reference Maslow, A.

Emergence of the Performance Catalyst

Tom Spiglanin

I’ve worked in the field of Learning and Development (L&D) now for nearly two decades. I’ve been fortunate to have seen and work through some pretty big changes in approaches to workplace learning. Just as now, even then most of this learning wasn’t formal.

The State of Instructional Design

Tom Spiglanin

The conversation erupted on social media, as it has before, about the state of affairs in the field of Learning and Development, or L&D. Shannon Tipton added, “We want to make this whole learning thing so difficult but it’s not.” International License.

The point of no return

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This is number 27 in my series on learning theories. The previous post featured Abraham Maslow''s Hierarchy of Human Needs. In this post, I will examine Jack Merizow''s Transformative Learning theory. The Theory When we learn something new, we alter the structure of our brains.

Words in mind

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This is number 34 in my learning theories series. Psychologists and cognitive scientists have offered a number of useful theories that aid our understanding of learning. The Theory In human experience, memory and recall are the twin cognitive processes upon which all learning is based.

Learning, making and powerful ideas

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This is number 31 in my series on learning theories. In this post, the work of Seymour Papert will feature, especially his work on learning through making, also known as constructionism. By contrast, when a child learns to program, the process of learning is transformed.

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Stage by stage

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This is number 33 in my series on learning theories. Psychologists and cognitive scientists have offered a number of useful theories that aid our understanding of learning. Argyris Double Loop Learning 3. Bandura Social Learning Theory 4. Köhler Insight learning 22.

Design for life

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This is number 30 in my series on learning theories. As usual, this is a simplified and concise interpretation, so if you wish to learn more, please read the associated literature. Argyris Double Loop Learning 3. Bandura Social Learning Theory 4. Unported License.

Our mutual friends

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This is number 28 in my series on learning theories. My most recent post explored Jack Merizow''s Transformative Learning theory. As usual, this is a simplified and concise interpretation of the theory, so if you wish to learn more, please read the associated literature.

In two minds

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This is number 32 in my series on learning theories. Psychologists and cognitive scientists have offered a number of useful theories that aid our understanding of learning. Giving children pictures and words in combination can provide them with the best chances to learn concepts.

Shocking behaviour

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This is number 29 in my series on learning theories. As usual, this is a simplified and concise interpretation of the theory, so if you wish to learn more, please read the associated literature. Argyris Double Loop Learning 3. Bandura Social Learning Theory 4.