Tuesdays with Jane: Week #5

(Tuesdays with Jane is a virtual learning series for those wishing to read or re-read Jane's books and immediately apply their new learning to their workplace. In preparation for this task, read Chapter 4 of Learning to Listen, Learning to Teach.) Learning Needs and Resources Assessment: Taking the First Step in Dialogue Chapter Four is an […]

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Tuesdays with Jane: Week #4

(Tuesdays with Jane is a virtual learning series for those wishing to read or re-read Jane's books and immediately apply their new learning to their workplace. In preparation for this task, read Chapter 3 in the book Learning to Listen, Learning to Teach.) How the Principles Inform Course Design: Two Examples Chapter Three moves quickly from theory to […]

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Tuesdays with Jane: Week #3

(Tuesdays with Jane is a virtual learning series for those wishing to read or re-read Jane's books and immediately apply their new learning to their workplace. In preparation for this task, read Chapter 2 in the book Learning to Listen, Learning to Teach.) Quantum Thinking and Dialogue Education I love this chapter! I like the way I […]

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Tuesdays with Jane: Week #2

(Tuesdays with Jane is a virtual learning series for those wishing to read or re-read Jane's books and immediately apply their new learning to their workplace. In preparation for this task, read Chapter 1 in the book Learning to Listen, Learning to Teach.)   Twelve Principles for Effective Adult Learning Mmmmmm, I love this chapter! I like the way it […]

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Tuesdays with Jane: Week #1

​ (Tuesdays with Jane is a virtual learning series for those wishing to read or re-read Jane's books and immediately apply their new learning to their workplace. In preparation for this task, read the Foreword and Preface to the book Learning to Listen, Learning to Teach.)   The Foreword by Malcolm Knowles; the Preface (2002) When we […]

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Excellent Engagement

I want to be challenged when I am learning by excellent engagement. By this I mean, I want to be challenged by a learning task that stretches me, moves me to deep reflection and critique, and pushes me to hearty implementation of new concepts, attitudes or skills. Recently I was at a session where the […]

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Bridging the Economic Divide with Dialogue Education

Maybe you’ve seen it, too.  A personal finance lecture. Sterile, individualistic, detached from reality.   Few fields are willing to offend the principles of Dialogue Education (DE) like personal finance. For in talking numbers, the myth goes, we are talking absolutes. Budgets. Savings plans. Estimates that are either right or wrong. While facets of finance […]

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Numbers Don’t Lie

I had been working with a rural community in the Dominican Republic for several months on a housing program. The project relied on strong community involvement and it was frustrating. They were not moving as fast as I thought they could. I was anticipating significant cost overruns.   Still, as I finished my pencil and […]

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