August 13, 2018

What enables us to innovate, problem-solve and be happy, smart, resilient human beings?

Our ability to play.

We are familiar with the joy of play - in children and in animals; purposeless, all-consuming and most of all: fun.

Yet play is anything but trivial. It is a biolo...

July 10, 2018

You Were Born to Question               

If you are a parent of a school going child, you may well have asked the question, “What did you learn today?”

Even as a teacher and facilitator I have asked this.

But how...

June 26, 2018

We often hear the statement,” There is no such thing as a bad question” In fact this is, for the most part, not true.  All questions are not created equal and this is why:  

The three most important skills needed for us to survive in the Fourth Industrial Revo...

March 2, 2018

Are you a victim of this? Are you inflicting this?

If you are a learning practitioner and have been through the traditional schooling system, the chances are your wings were clipped and you are being forced to do the same to your learners.

The current education system, p...

February 6, 2018

You are diligent when it comes to your assessments, making sure that all the cognitive levels of Blooms Taxonomy of Learning are addressed in the correct proportions. Good.

But the truth is, just as this flower is incomplete without all three petals, so will your pupil'...

January 10, 2018

There is no question that Benjamin Bloom, only 1.65m tall, is justified the lofty standing he continues to hold in education circles more than 5 decades later.

December 13, 2017

There is a great deal of overlap in the different taxonomies and that educators should take what works best for their particular students and context.

October 9, 2017

There is no doubt that eLearning has many benefits and that the design of eLearning programmes is improving their effectiveness so that in they are now in many cases more than simply a clicking exercise. But does that make the learning sticky?

It is said that with any i...

September 11, 2017

How can we optimise the absorption and utilisation of information while minimising waste and staying within our budget?  Serve a FaceBoard Minestrone! This recipe creates a learning feast that optimises digestion and retention of learning material while being fun,  e...

July 7, 2017

So what engages the brain more, typing on a keyboard or physically manipulating a pen, pencil or stylus? According to research from a Norwegian Neuroscience Laboratory (NCBI 2017), more of the brain is actively engaged when learners actually manipulate a pen or pencil...

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