We Are Always Learning

March 12, 2020
“Learning is the process of acquiring new, or modifying existing, knowledge, behaviors, skills, values, or preferences.” (Wikipedia definition)We are always learning. There is never a time when we are not learning. But what are we learning? What is the aim of our learnin...
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“Oh, it’s already eight o’clock. You’re supposed to be in bed by eight. Quick, off you go.”“But I don’t want to go to bed.”“Eight o’clock is your bedtime. Come on, get yourself into bed.”“But can’t I play one more game with Uncle Jake?”“No, it...
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This is what long summer evenings are all about. A lovely summer salad for dinner, followed by some games and eventually relaxing on a couch enjoying conversation with friends. As can often be the case for conversations involving me, the topics of discussion tended towards p...
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The Orchid: A colourful and fragrant flower that, while occurring naturally, is often specially cultivated and cared for. Many varieties of orchid are a challenge to grow even for professional growers. Orchids are sensitive to temperature changes, often need a steady supply ...
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People who become more free tend to have less loyalty towards a collective such as an organisation. Instead, these people will show greater loyalty to real people that they know at a personal level within their family and the direct community. In a recent article I ...
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In a recent podcast (Collectives Are Not Entities), I mentioned that a big reason why people still choose to work in companies is that they provide security. The company looks after them, so to speak. The employer and the employee form a deal in response to the company’s p...
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Motivation, it’s what we need in all our learning and development as human beings. But how are humans motivated? What drives them? This is the topic of Daniel H. Pink’s book ‘Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us.’ This insightful book looks into the re...
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Incidental Inspiration

October 16, 2019
One of the most essential activities that humans like to engage in is learning. To learn we must be motivated by something, and for the most part, that means being inspired by someone. Now as humans we are not so impressed or inspired by people who are doing things for the e...
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The Causes of ADD/ADHD

July 16, 2019
The Causes of ADD/ADHD by Justus FrankDelving into the world of disorders has been fascinating. Figuring out the principles behind what is going on with ADD in particular, but also many disorders in general, has had a powerful impact on my thinking. Hope you find this helpfu...
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Child-led Education?

July 16, 2019
The question of child-led education came up in a recent email I received and is becoming something that is discussed more often. It certainly is encouraging to see adults beginning to show greater recognition of the individuality of children, but the term ‘child-led’ is ...
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