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How to Activate Learner’s Prior Knowledge?

When designing eLearning courses or trainings, I usually ask myself whether the information in the content is going to help learners understand a point better or it will hinder their understanding because of their prior knowledge. 315 more words

Adult Learners

Reflections on Learning Theory and Instructional Design

Discovering that the concept of learning styles has no supporting empirical evidence was a bit of a shock during our exploration of how people learn. It was an important lesson though—a warning not to assume that the field of learning is black and white, or that learners could be labeled and grouped together so easily. 535 more words

Training to Handle Workplace Bullying

Recently, I was asked how would I handle a particular situation of pervasive workplace bullying.

While crafting my response, several other colleagues indicated they too had experienced workplace difficulties with bullies, and expressed a desire for the environment to change.  343 more words

Adult Learning

Working With a Bully

The way to work with a bully is to take the ball and go home. First time, every time. When there’s no ball, there’s no game.

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Our own role in creating conflict - how human are you, in my eyes?

How do we see other people? I know so many people who say ‘I don’t like conflict…I avoid conflict….’, and yet I’ve heard them talk about other people in ways that invites particular behaviours – behaviours that reinforce their (usually negative) perception of those other people. 167 more words


College and Career Preparation

Pathways is a FREE Employment Preparation program offered by Georgian College at the Owen Sound Campus. The Pathways curriculum is designed to assist individuals exploring the possibility of going back to school or students who need to develop employment skills. 101 more words


Professional Development and Ways of Knowing

People don’t stop learning after they cease to be students. If you believe this, keep reading.

The changing landscape of expectations for learning leaders – teachers, administrators, coordinators – has changed the work we do to develop our programmes and our selves (Drago-Severson, 2009). 603 more words

Professional Development