Play it Again, Sam

This is a true story: In 2001 I was invited by Jossey-Bass publishers to do a second edition of Learning to Listen Learning to Teach.  I thought, "Before I agree, I should read that book again!"  I was working in California and faced a long airplane ride: a good opportunity to read the book and […]

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Learning in Community: The Potential of Coactive Vicarious Learning

As the parent of a child with a developmental disability, I continue to experience the importance of “coactive vicarious learning”. I can explain things repeatedly, make detailed lists for how to do something, and even demonstrate whatever the task(s) may be. In the end, my daughter usually teaches me that what works best is to […]

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The Art of Facilitation: A Look at Safety

Recently I learned an important lesson about facilitation:  safety can impact learning! During a course on facilitation a fellow participant was facilitating a “real world” case study during a mandated practice teaching session – we were learning to facilitate by facilitating. His organization was responsible for training midwives overseas where there is a high death […]

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What Happens in the Classroom…An Exploration of the Role of Emotions in the Learning Process

NOTE: This reflection was written from the perspective of a community college educator, but it has implications for adult learning in both formal and informal settings. Every Tuesday and Thursday at 6:10 p.m. my heartbeat grew progressively faster with feelings of anxiety and nervousness as I began to countdown the clock to 9:00 p.m. Although […]

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Please Do Not Discuss

Discuss is a word I do not use. I will not discuss anything because I hear in that word a tone of: Listen to my perception! It is the right one! Dis – cuss: ORIGIN late Middle English ‘examine by argument’): from Latin discuss- ‘dashed to pieces,’ later ‘investigated,’ from the verb discutere, from dis- […]

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An Interview with Christine Little, GLP Partner

This is part of a series of interviews conducted by Kate Larose, GLP's Director of Strategic Partnerships, with people who believe deeply in the power of dialogue to influence learning that lasts. Today's interview is with GLP Partner, Christine Little.  [Chris facilitating a knowledge sharing event in Rwanda for United Nations Capital Development Fund in Rwanda. […]

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