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There’s no effin’ white cabbage at Tesco

The decline in basic standards of literacy and numeracy has been much mourned by employers. This morning I went to my local Tesco to buy the missing ingredient for my Minestrone. “Do you have any hard white cabbage?” I enquired of … Continue reading

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This StreetLife is full of noises

In days gone by, when neighbours met by the parish pump, by the school gate, in the pub or at the local community centre it was the custom to exchange information on items of common interest.  It might be to … Continue reading

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Learners who work together and help one another learn more than those who learn in isolation.

Learners who work together and help one another learn more than those who learn in isolation. That’s number 10 of 12 truisms that have influenced how I have been doing my work as a learning and performance consultant over a number … Continue reading

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Assessment is a really crucial part of learning – Part 2

Assessment is a really crucial part of learning and should be as performance-based as possible. That was number 9 or 12 truisms I cited as having influenced how I have been doing my work as a learning and performance consultant over … Continue reading

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Most recent additions to my blog

I’ve moved my blog and you’ll find the most up to date posting here: https://pgstips.wordpress.com/

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Are you sitting comfortably? Then I’ll conclude.

Story-telling as an instructional strategy This is the third and final part of a blog about storytelling and its value as a tool for training and motivation of people in the workplace. It is not by accident that teachers turn … Continue reading

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Are you sitting comfortably? Then I’ll continue.

Why is narrative important? If you have read part one of this 3 part blog I hope you will agree that story is compelling but its appeal depends on what the receiver brings to it far more than the richness … Continue reading

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Are you sitting comfortably? Then I’ll begin.

If you are old enough and were brought up in the UK, you can shut your eyes and travel back in time and hear once again the voice of Daphne Oxenford. Imagine sitting on your mother’s knee listening to BBC Radio’s … Continue reading

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Assessment is a really crucial part of learning – part 1.

Assessment is a really crucial part of learning and should be as performance-based as possible. That is the ninth of 12 truisms that have influenced how I have been doing my work as a learning and performance consultant over a number … Continue reading

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Feedback improves learners’ self-belief and increases their desire to learn.

When you give learners feedback it improves their self-belief and increases their desire to learn. Under the title “What’s been did and what’s been hid,” that is the eighth of 12 truisms that have influenced how I have been doing my work … Continue reading

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