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Pulling in the learning

One interest of mine is the distinction between what might be called ‘pushed-in learning’ and ‘pulled-in learning’. The first of these is the usual one of learning by going to a set place, at a set time, and having the … Continue reading

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What were the early ideas driving things along?

The thinking behind the developments comes from a number of sources. At the personal level its start was a planned transition, over a – period, from being a full-time salaried employee to being a fully-occupied retired person with motivations, interests and … Continue reading

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Can Twitter be a useful source of knowledge? Thinking about Cities through Twitter.

When I was establishing the ‘forward thinking research’ section of my website (www.thewordsthething.org.uk ) I had in mind a number of strands of thinking that I wanted to take further. These were broadly related to my pre-existing interests in learning, … Continue reading

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Forward Thinking Developments: What’s the underlying mix of ideas?

The intention is that this blog is the site for recording the progress/outcomes from a set of discussions around some of the topics mentioned earlier (see previous post). Initially these discussions are taking place between a small group of collaborating … Continue reading

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ForwardThinking …. Thinking forwards?

There are links between this blog and the website (www.thewordsthething.org.uk) that carries a section on speculative research/speculative thinking. The exact relationship is emerging over time but the areas of thought are already sketched out as thedevelopmental position of cities; the interpretations … Continue reading

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