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Confronting the Challenges of Participatory Culture

A participatory culture is a culture with relatively low barriers to artistic expression and civic engagement, strong support for creating and sharing creations, and some type of informal mentorship whereby experienced participants pass along knowledge to novices. 222 more words

Networking Learning

Can Social Network Analysis Help Teachers Change?

Recent education studies underline the value of strong social networks among teachers for the spread of reform implementation and innovative climate…and their capacity to change… 840 more words

Book Reviews

Job Aids can come in all Shapes and Sizes

Two weeks ago I was asked to deliver the keynote speech for the Desert Produce Safety Collaboration Conference. This was a group of people who are responsible for keeping the food that goes onto your dinner table safe and healthy. 387 more words


GPDU: The Birth of a Community.

The birth of GPDU

Many people have asked me and so here it is…

GPDU is an online community of Australian and NZ GPs. It has no political or College affiliations and we are quite happy to keep it that way. 926 more words

Communities Of Practice

SCHOOLS WE LIKE - Waterrijk Primary School

The work of Herman Hertzberger has been an inspiration for our work in designing schools, and periodically I like to check out his latest work. One of the skills I admire is he way he structures spaces to support social interaction, particularly to subtly suggest desired activities. 132 more words


Learning to live together: Adult education and society

My mum organises a group for local artists in her village. It’s a friendly, well-established and tightly knit group, mostly made up of older people in their sixties and seventies. 1,651 more words

Things I learned on my trip to India

I recently returned from an amazing 20 days in India (Delhi, Uttar Pradesh, and Rajasthan). It was overwhelming (in a good way), and I’ll be processing my experiences for quite some time. 562 more words

Social Learning