Believe it or not one of the most popular search terms on this site is “gory safety videos”!!! But do shock and horror war stories really encourage safe behaviour or is it just voyeurism that creates the interest?. You will really enjoy this latest article by Dr Robert Long. If you liked this … [Read more...] about A Case of Desensitisation – What Would You Do?
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
Visual Learning and Envisioning Risk Understanding visual learning and visual absorption as embodied learning is critical for understanding relationships, learning theory and ‘knowing’. The separation of body-brain, body-Mind locks in notions of learning that are brain-centric and limits learning … [Read more...] about Visual Learning and Envisioning Risk
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
Listening, Learning, Helping and Caring about Risk I was with a group of managers yesterday and as I often do asked them to list the words they associate with safety. We brainstorm in teams for a bit and then once each team has 10 words we put them in rank order from most important to least … [Read more...] about Listening, Learning, Helping and Caring about Risk
Understanding Psychological Terminology and Applying it to Safety and Risk. More Detail Here: Understanding The Social Psychology of Risk And SafetyAll professions (intentionally and unintentionally) create language, acronyms and discourse that create territory and challenges for understanding. This … [Read more...] about Understanding Psychological Terminology
I have written before about the semiotic/metaphor of the rhizome (https://safetyrisk.net/like-a-rhizome-cowboy/ ), introduced by Deleuze as a model for understanding learning and knowing. Deleuze was interested in ‘becoming’ and in the ‘hidden third’, a common concept in Transdisciplinarity. Deleuze … [Read more...] about The Rhizome as a Learning Model for 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
Adversarial Collaboration for Learning in Safety This is the title of a recent video published by Daniel Kahneman. It’s not surprising that Daniel Kahneman has found lots of fans in the safety industry. How neat and binary to fall for this fast and slow brain thing. It’s just unfortunate that it … [Read more...] about Adversarial Collaboration for Learning in Safety