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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Episode 12: Learning is in the Doing and Deciding

On this final episode of Simply True, Jane is joined by all her co-hosts – Rebecca, Val, and Peter – to reflect on the axiom, “Learning is in the doing and deciding.” Val and Peter share similar stories – they met Jane over two decades ago, early on in their careers working in international development. After experiencing the […]

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Leadership: The Catalyst for Learning Transfer and Impact

I have worked in human resources for health throughout the entire country especially for the past 10 years. Currently I am with the Last Mile Health Liberia Country Program. I am participating in the Healthy Communities Fellowship which was created to amplify the voices of frontline leaders and innovators spearheading initiatives that address health inequities around the […]

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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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Episode 11: Foster “Ah-Ha” Moments

Dr. Jane Vella and Val Uccellani are joined by Tonjala Eaton, Career Coach and GLP Partner, to reflect on the axiom “foster ‘ah-ha’ moments, not ‘gotcha’ moments”. Tonjala was inspired by Jane’s writing many years ago and set her sights on becoming a learning-centered practitioner. In 2019, Tonjala joined the GLP team as a Partner […]

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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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Deepening Learning through a Blended Approach

The Situation Almost ten (10) years ago, Alzheimer Society of Ontario (ASO) started a journey to become a learning-centered organization. They partnered with Global Learning Partners (GLP) and it has been a rich and transformational partnership since then. To help them in their commitment to this approach they trained ASO trainers in the principles and […]

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Applying Core Principles to ‘Question Design’

Adults learn best when respect, safety, inclusion, relevance, immediacy and engagement are all present within the learning experience. A distillation of years of educational research, these six core principles are the building blocks of Dialogue Education™. Effective questions, so key to dialogue and learning, are designed with these same core principles in mind. RESPECT: Adults […]

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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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Episode 10: Hold / Fold the Opposites

Dr. Jane Vella and Rebecca Hutchins talk with Dan Haase, Associate Lecturer at Wheaton College, about the axiom “Hold the opposites” (aka “Fold the opposites”).  Dan first learned about Jane’s work years ago when his book group decided to read “Taking Learning to Task”. He became a quick convert to the principles and practices of […]

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