One of the many myths of Safety is the idea that ‘telling’ (https://safetyrisk.net/telling-the-safety-way/ ) works. This from an industry that never speaks of the psychology of comprehension, theories of education or the psychology of learning … [Read more...] about When Safety Delights in ‘I Told You So’!
Learning is a Social Activity
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
A Case of Desensitisation – What Would You Do?
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?
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
Visual Learning and Envisioning Risk
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
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
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
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
The Rhizome as a Learning Model for Risk
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