Learning Through Projects

A familiar quote of teachers and educators is, “we learn by doing.” As a child, my parents used that to encourage me to my math homework. I am sure I am not the only child who experienced that! I prefer a slightly different version of the quote: “we learn by applying.” Some readers of my […]
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For the Love of Learning – Tech Valentines 2021!

Here at Learning Tree, we’re all about cultivating a Love of Learning in our attendees! We also know that, as an IT Professional, the traditional Valentine’s Day sentiments just won’t cut it for you. Never fear! You can skip the greeting card aisle this Valentine’s Day because Learning Tree’s got you covered with valentines that perfectly […]
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The Benefits of Spaced Repetition

Through a combination of research and trial and error, educators have learned a lot about how people learn. A couple of years ago I mentioned the idea of spaced repetition. This is a technique where learners review material after some time. It makes learning more efficient both in terms of time to learn something and […]
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Failure in Learning Part II: The Importance of the Debrief and Coaching

I previously  wrote about the need to be able to fail in a safe learning environment. That can be in a software course or a course on people skills such as customer service. We do learn a lot from our mistakes. An essential part of a learning environment that lets people fail – or any […]
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Organisational Psychology: Our Values

Human beings are focused around interesting, pivotal moments and ideas.  We assign great meaning to certain concepts such as courage, self-sacrifice or leadership.  Certainly when humanity faces challenges these become more highly valued and more sacred. These concepts are focused on the belief that humans are social animals and like chimpanzees, bees etc, we rely […]
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