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Great Minds on Learning

May 3, 2022

 
At the very origin of our ideas of about learning, as well so much else that defines our culture, lies the extraordinary flowering of thought and discovery centred on Athens from the fifth to the second century BC. This episode takes us back to the very earliest group of thinkers this series will cover, the...


Apr 11, 2022

 
This episode’s thinkers were driven by a common belief that while practically all the attention and money in training and education is lavished on formal interventions, informal means of learning account for a much larger proportion of what actually happens. How should this insight change our view of learning,...


Mar 28, 2022

 
Workflow learning, or 'learning in the flow of work' as it is often called, is a hot topic these days. In a world where technology delivers fast, personalized information at the point of need, does it really make sense any longer to think of a course as the default unit of learning?
 
This episode explores...


Feb 28, 2022

 
The issue of emotion is something often downplayed or even omitted altogether in accounts of how people learn and how they can best be supported in learning. And yet it turns out to be critically important. At a fundamental level, it is involved in how we encode, retain and access memories. It is also vital to...


Feb 14, 2022

 
In the late twentieth century organizations embraced the information age and team-working became a more important aspect of workplaces. Along with this change went a shift in learning theory away from an exclusive focus on the individual. This episode looks at a group of theorists who explored learning within the...