New thoughts on my learning mindset

I’ve been mulling over the idea of the growth mindset these past few days and its implication to my learning, so I thought I’d share some new understandings. For those unfamiliar with the growth mindset idea, it is a personal view that intelligence is not fixed. Instead it can be developed over time by being exposed […]

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Who owns your knowledge?

There exists a complex interplay between the information you assimilate and your previously acquired knowledge. So much so that the incoming knowledge is affected by prior experiences and existing information, while your existing thoughts and frameworks are affected by this new knowledge. This isn’t really a new idea. However, what if your learning focus is […]

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Rewards and the Hook

Manufacture a habit to push through your motivation dip and encourage consistent learning and practice using the Hook. The Hook model is simple. It consists of four inter-related phases that need to be repeated to become solid; trigger, action, reward and investment. Remember, repetition is key to its successes. Rewarding your success There are many […]

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Action and the Hook

Manufacture a habit to push through your motivation dip and encourage consistent learning and practice using the Hook. The Hook model is simple. It consists of four inter-related phases that need to be repeated to become solid; trigger, action, reward and investment. Remember, repetition is key to its successes. All about actions Action is carried […]

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More on Triggers and the Hook

Manufacture a habit to push through your motivation dip and encourage consistent learning and practice using the Hook. The Hook model is simple. It consists of four inter-related phases that need to be repeated to become solid; trigger, action, reward and investment. Remember, repetition is key to its successes. Internal and external triggers Triggers cue […]

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Four ways to learn poorly from a mentor

Securing a mentor in your profession will provide you with a new way to explore experiences and situations in your job. It is this access to the problem-solving thought processes of an expert that will offer you an advantage in your learning experiences. Put simply, you NEED a mentor to learn deeply. If you don’t […]

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Positive learning habits with the Hook

Use habit forming techniques to push through your motivation dip and maintain consistent learning and practice. The Hook is a simple repetitive process designed to have an someone form a long-lasting habit. Currently used in marketing, as well as by casinos and video game designers, it aims to form addicted customers by encouraging involuntary consumer behaviours. Morally […]

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Digital prosumers

Prosumers take in multiple sources of information, analyse it and then produce a new body of work. They act simultaneously as producer and consumer of information. Digital natives today are prosumers; absorbing information in different media forms and meshing it together to create something new. What does this mean for educators? Research and analysis skills […]

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Teaching in a knowledge rich society

When teachers no longer are required to impart knowledge in society what role to they play? The teacher is first of all an expert learner and a professional. Someone that can structure learning, and the skills required for a field of expertise, in a way that can maximise group learning. The focus on knowledge transmission […]

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80-20 principle in training

The 80/20 principle explains that in our professional lives we spend 80% of our time carrying out 20% of our total set of responsibilities. So why not use this to design more cost-effective training strategies!? Provide novices with experiences and challenges based around mastering core responsibilities, while supplementing the training process with observation and directive […]

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