Episode 108: Designing for Change in International Development

Applying a learning-centered approach within the context of international development comes with its own unique set of challenges. In this episode we talk to Julia Rosenbaum, GLP Board Member and self-described midwife of change, and Dina Shafaqouj, Certified Dialogue Education Teacher from our Dialogue Education hub in Jordan. They share insights on navigating the tensions between funder goals and learners’ needs, and tips for shifting traditional education practices and power dynamics before the learners even step into the room.   Follow […]

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Episode 107: The Legacy of Paulo Freire

Paulo Freire framed education as a pathway to liberation in his seminal work “Pedagogy of the Oppressed.” His work has influenced generations of educators, including GLP Founder, Dr. Jane Vella. In this episode we talk with Robb Davis of California and Alex Ciconello of Brazil – two long-term Dialogue Education™ practitioners who hold the legacy of Freire’s principles dear to heart. They share stories of how this revolutionary approach to education is still alive today around the world, from city governments to grassroots social justice movements.  Follow […]

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Episode 106: Reflecting with Jane on “The Art of Changing the Brain”

GLP Founder Dr. Jane Vella joins us to read a passage from a book that has stuck with her through the years: The Art of Changing the Brain by James Zull. We’ve talked a lot about the principle of “Safety” this season and its importance to learning. In this episode we reflect with Jane on the biology behind this […]

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New! Quick Guide to Online Learning Design – now in Spanish

La mayoría de nosotros tenemos una experiencia limitada con el aprendizaje en línea o creemos que el aprendizaje en línea es impersonal y pasivo. ¡No tiene por qué ser así! El aprendizaje en línea se puede construir utilizando los mismos principios que el poderoso aprendizaje en persona. El aprendizaje en línea puede ser extraordinariamente relevante, […]

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New Course: Intentional Design Online – in Spanish

NUEVO CURSO: Diseño Intencional en Línea – en Español Este curso en línea de 5 semanas es para cualquiera persona que desee desarrollar diseños de aprendizaje con el propósito de maximizar el impacto. En este curso, diseñaras un proceso eficaz para enseñar cualquier tema y obtendrás retroalimentación sobre tu diseño. El producto es uno que tú mismo podrías ofrecer […]

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Podcast Episode 104: Powerful Questions + Transformative Learning

Guest Peter Tate – a member of our International Certified Network – shares his experience facilitating faiths and cultures trainings in Southall, London. When facilitating change, Peter says “the outcome is not guaranteed” – but combining a blended approach with powerful questions enabled him to create a safe holding environment for transformative learning.   Warning for some parents: powerful questions about Santa Claus within! Find us on Spotify, Apple Podcasts or wherever you […]

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Podcast Episode 103: Principles in Action – Safety Takes Courage and Bravery

Here we reflect on the need to address courage and bravery when facilitating learning through the ideas put forth by Brian Arao and Kristi Clemens in their 2013 writing, From Safe Spaces to Brave Spaces. They note brave spaces are especially important when in dialogue on complicated diversity and social justice issues. Read the GLP blog post by Andrea Van […]

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Course Offerings for 2021

2020 is the year that revolutionized learning! Many people who previously felt comfortable with in-person training and teaching were suddenly tossed into a world where online and virtual learning reigns. We are pleased to share this initial offering of online courses to help you be a master planner, designer and facilitator of virtual gatherings. Intentional Design Online. Push back on […]

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Podcast Episode 102: The Creation of Dialogue Education

 Dr. Jane Vella, the founder of Global Learning Partners, shares how her journey as an international teacher brought to life the core principles of adult learning that we now call Dialogue Education. She reflects on how the approach has evolved through praxis and explores a vision for the future of learning-centered approaches in the quest […]

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Podcast Episode 101 – What is a Learning-Centered Approach?

On our inaugural episode of Shift the Power, we explore the revolutionary “learning-centered approach” to education and training with Val Uccellani and Phil Silva. We also discuss how principles of safety and respect are brought to bear in education, and how a learning-centered approach can “shift the power” for teachers and for learners. Find us on Spotify, Apple Podcasts or wherever you listen to […]

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