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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More $#%& in My Face!

I cannot remember her name, but I will always remember our moment. I had just started a new training job, and was visiting my new colleagues, bringing with me a small collection of resources we had developed in my previous team—two books, a few manuals, a CD with handy templates. I stopped into the office […]

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Enriching Online Learning

Seven participants from across the United States AND one from Fiji, one from UK, another from Peru and three from Toronto!!! What a rich, diverse, provocative learning experience we had! Virtual, online classes provide us all with the exceptional opportunity to expand our cultural reach to learn from anyone, anywhere, about any topic. A true […]

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Tips for Honouring and Inviting Diversity in Group Learning

by Jeanette Romkema and Jessica Luh Kim In Canada we are fortunate to live with diverse cultural groups. However, at times, the way we communicate or approach interpersonal communication in one’s culture, can influence the way we engage and participate in a learning event when diversity is present. The following are six fundamental patterns of […]

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