All Things Learning
Actually, it’s about education, training and LEARNing. It’s for educators and teachers who are interested in making a real difference to the lives of their students, their colleagues and their organisations – basically, people who are interested in “doing business” differently in education.
People in education are often divided into two categories – “the thinkers” and “the doers”. We are also grouped into categories based on who we do business with –primary, secondary, tertiary. There are other classifications such as “teachers”, “administrators” and “support staff”. And, then…there’s the various disciplines or sub-sectors – mathematics, engineering, literature, ELT – to name but a few.
Traditionally, many of our discussions have been about “TEACHing”. The problem here is that these “conversations” have been based on a “design flaw” (Barr and Tagg, 1995) and“TEACHing” is still the dominant paradigm that governs our structures, practicesand behaviours (the way we “do business”) – across all the classifications people have for us.
This “design flaw” confuses the means and ends in education – and keeps all of us apart.
What we need is more “thinking doers” who come together – across the lines that have been drawn in the sand (or the “schoolyard”) – to talk about “what really matters” in education.
LEARNing – student LEARNing, educator LEARNing, institutional LEARNing!