Delight, Satisfaction and Disruption: Paths for Significant Learning

What happens when we experience significant learning? At least three things: The delight and enchantment of discovery. This is an important dimension of what it means to be human: life beyond simple and predictable existence. It’s what makes life worthwhile at all its stages. A life of fulfillment that doesn’t narrowly focus on one's own […]

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Dialogue Education and Love

“In the end, Dialogue Education is all about love”. This statement deeply resonated in me when I heard it during the Global Learning Partners course Advanced Learning Design in Toronto with Jeanette Romkema this past November. A few days after the training, I realized that I had experienced the reality behind the above statement and […]

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Improve Your Writing – Beware Little Timidities

The following post is adapted from one of the lessons in IMPROVE YOUR WRITING:  Ten Essential Tools for Streamlining Your Sentences, a self-paced online course facilitated by writer, teacher and former GLP Director Joan Dempsey. Joan employed the 8-Steps of Design in the creation of this course. Vigorous writing is concise. A sentence should contain […]

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Volunteers: Key Helpers in the Ebola Response

Since the World Health Organization (WHO) declared the Ebola outbreak in West Africa a health emergency, many groups and individuals have volunteered to assist in the response, highlighting the importance of volunteers in combating the response.  In Liberia the volunteers, both national and international, are a critical component of efforts to stop the outbreak from […]

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From Collection to Connection : Dialogue Education for Deep Knowledge Sharing

As the UN’s leading agency for financial Inclusion, the United Nations Capital Development Fund (UNCDF) launched the YouthStart program in partnership with the MasterCard Foundation to help spur innovation and delivery of financial services for youth in Africa and mainstream them into inclusive financial sectors. YouthStart works with 10 financial service providers (FSPs) across eight countries […]

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Tips to Help Organize Workbooks and Written Documents for People Living with Dementia

by Elaine Wiersma, Kathy Hickman and Jeanette Romkema In an education event juggling work books, lots of paper, and other written documents is a challenge for any learner (and teacher!). When the learners are people living with dementia trying to find the right piece of paper or spot on a page can interfere with learning, […]

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