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
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
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
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
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? 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?
Readiness to NOT Learn Outside of Safety All Educators know about readiness - what Vygotsky called the ‘Zone of Proximal Development’. The point of ‘readiness’ in education is often spoken about in relation to ‘readiness to learn’, most often in reference to the acquisition of language and … [Read more...] about Readiness to NOT Learn Outside of Safety
Motivation, Learning and Risk Motivation, like learning is not a neutral concept. How one thinks motivation and learning work, is directly connected to ones’ worldview, psychology of goals and one’s theory of knowing (epistemology). For example, if one holds a behaviourist view about motivation one … [Read more...] about Motivation, Learning and Risk
Ritual as Embodied Learning in Safety I have written about the nature of ritual previously, particularly the properties of ritual: https://safetyrisk.net/safety-as-ritual-performance/ All rituals (and associated semiotics) ‘embody’ learning. It is important when understanding learning that we … [Read more...] about Ritual as Embodied Learning in Safety
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?