Required Reading for Literacy (2000)

Jane’s book “Learning to Listen, Learning to Teach” was required reading for 3 learning programs I attended: 2 were national adult literacy tutor train the trainer programs (Literacy Volunteers of America and Laubach Literacy) and 1 was orientation for the Masters of Adult Education program at St. FX in Nova Scotia. I snuck into an introductory course in New Orleans in the 90s with Joye Norris and a group of “School to […]

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Our Truly Global Community 2020

As I reflect on the past year + and all that we have learned from the pandemic, I am struck by the “global” nature of my last public experience with Global Learning Partners. In the winter of 2020, January to be exact, a group of dedicated teaching professionals gathered over five days at a Bed […]

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Learning that LASTS (1999)

I wish I had known you in 1992 when I was writing my thesis on training mother-tongue translators in Melanesia, but my meeting your work through Roland Walker in 1999 upon my return from 4 years in Cameroon was perfect timing for the next phase of my career. I helped him develop “Learning that LASTS” […]

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When Learning is Hard Work

Jane is amazing! Sometimes when learning is hard work, it is easy to think that I’m just going to “put my feet up” for a while but then I think of Jane. I’ve had some great interactions in the past and recently when I posted my GLP blog on liminality, Jane got in touch and […]

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Simple but Profound Concepts Translate Cross-Culturally

The GLP training of trainers experience was so illuminating for me. I often reference the principles of Dialogue Education in training and non-training projects alike! I’m especially grateful for how well these simple, but profound, concepts “translate” cross-culturally.     Thank you, Jane and GLP team!  Becca Spradlin Director of Partnership Hope International

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My Lightbulb Moment (2016)

November 2016 is when I attended IBP’s second foundations course in learning-centered approach. Brought in by Ann Blyberg, Global Learning Partners (GLP), with Jeanette Romkema as facilitator, convened a group of IBP staff persons. It was during this 3-day training that I had a light bulb moment, which was that the learning-centered approach was a […]

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