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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A Powerful Space to Reflect (2014)

I experienced a pivotal moment while attending a GLP course in Toronto in 2014. Actually, I can’t say the moment happened during a learning activity. It took place as the course participants gathered and checked in with one another as the day began. In briefly sharing a ‘how I’m doing,’ an answer crystalized in my heart and mind, the answer […]

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An extract from my research paper (2012)

Adults learn through doing something with their learning ‘a beautiful dance of inductive and deductive forms of learning’ (p. 115) (Vella, c2002). Through mutual respect combined with ‘problem-posing education (p. 74) Freire (1972), learning which they discover for themselves (Horton, Bell, Gaventa, & Peters, 1990), has immediate usefulness and is related to their life experience. They ‘make […]

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How My Organization was Changed (2015)

GLP has fundamentally changed IBP’s life as an organization. Through a period of growth and expansion, the support of GLP and the common practice of the principles of Dialogue Education have helped us build strong connections and shared learning throughout IBP, and between IBP and our partners. This collaboration has deeply enriched our efforts to build more transparent […]

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Taking on a New Challenge (2013)

I am a licensed clinical social worker at First 5 Alameda County a diverse county in California. About 8 years ago, my home visiting department was dissolved, and my fellow home visitors were laid off. I was the program administrator and rather than being laid off was given the opportunity to lead our capacity building training program. Global Learning Partners and in particular Michael Culliton, enabled me […]

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