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The Dangers of Self-Directed Learning

Do you want to learn how to change a tyre, fix a mobile phone, conduct an appraisal or interview?  Chances are when you are faced with a task which is unfamiliar to you, the first thing you will do is

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Creating a self-directed learning environment

In my last couple of posts, I’ve talked about the importance and benefit of learning become more self-directed and self-determined.  Even as I was writing those posts, I was thinking “that’s all good and well in theory, but how do

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The case for “untraining” staff

Recently I’ve been doing a lot of reading around heutagogy, the theory of self-determined learning and it reminds me a lot of the approach many parents are taking to raising their children. I have two children, a daughter (3) and

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Invest in your people: teach them how to learn

I sat the other day watching my 1 year old son playing with his duplo blocks.  He was trying to build the biggest tower known to man (well, in his eyes anyway!).  But being only a baby and fairly uncoordinated,

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