Learning is a Social Activity As many would know, I’ve been on a learning journey (or ‘adventure’ as I prefer to call it) over the past three years in a quest to learn more about people and how we make decisions and judgments about risk. This ‘adventure’ has taken me in many directions, there’s … [Read more...] about Learning is a Social Activity
Natural Born Learners
Natural Born Learners and 10 Essentials to Human Learning The lack of critical thinking in the safety industry allows nonsense like the Bradley Curve, matrices and pyramids to thrive. All of the assumptions of these models are seriously flawed, none more so than the Bradley Curve . The Bradley … [Read more...] about Natural Born Learners
What Theory of Learning is Embedded in Your Investigation Methodology?
What Theory of Learning is Embedded in Your Investigation Methodology? It is always entertaining watching Safety turn complexity into simplistic discourse. Most recently we have seen a slight change in language about understanding event analysis, investigations and event review. It is good that the … [Read more...] about What Theory of Learning is Embedded in Your Investigation Methodology?
A Definition of Learning – A Video
There is much talk in the safety industry about learning, mostly coming from engineering and behaviourism, that knows little about learning. Most of this noise is not about learning, such is the safety code (https://safetyrisk.net/deciphering-safety-code/). So, I decided to provide a … [Read more...] about A Definition of Learning – A Video
Asking Better Questions in Risk
Asking Better Questions in Risk I have written before about questioning skills: https://safetyrisk.net/questioning-skills-and-investigations/ https://safetyrisk.net/conforming-and-questioning-in-safety/ https://safetyrisk.net/critical-thinking-and-questioning-in-safety/ Unfortunately, there … [Read more...] about Asking Better Questions in Risk
The Primacy of Play in Learning
The Primacy of Play in Learning One of the world experts on Learning is Sir Ken Robinson. His recent video on play (watch it below) provides a nice outline of the essentials in learning through discovery, imagination, creativity and free unconstrained activity/thinking. Although Robinson’s work is … [Read more...] about The Primacy of Play in Learning
Learning Styles Matter
There are so many factors that determine effective learning. The idea that safety is simply ‘tell the rule, repeat the rule, punish offenders’ is nonsense. The behaviourist approach to knowledge and comprehension only works if you are training robots. Amongst the many skills and knowledge teachers … [Read more...] about Learning Styles Matter
A Much Better Way To Think About Incident Investigations
I’ve recently seen and done a few incident investigations which really fell short of any mark except for ticking the box on the form that says ‘investigation completed’. There are ongoing debates about whether ICAM is better than TapRoot or if that is better than Root Cause Analysis or BowTie or … [Read more...] about A Much Better Way To Think About Incident Investigations
Linguistics, Language and Meaning in Risk
Linguistics, Language and Meaning in Risk When we study Linguistics in SPoR (https://cllr.com.au/product/linguistics-flyer-unit-21/ ) we look at language, the acquisition of language and the purpose of language. Language is the bedrock of culture in all its forms: spoken, written, unwritten, … [Read more...] about Linguistics, Language and Meaning in Risk
You Don’t Really Want to Learn in Risk, Do You?
You Don’t Really Want to Learn in Risk, Do You? I get contacted all the time by organizations who state they want to learn, particularly about a different way to tackle risk that works. Then when we first make contact it eventuates that they don’t really want to learn and certainly are not ‘ready’ … [Read more...] about You Don’t Really Want to Learn in Risk, Do You?