The Learning Renaissance

Some Great Cultural, Scientific and Heritage Collaborations for Learners

My Learning continues to plough the furrow with innovative programmes designed to engage the learner with practical and stimulating learning experiences. Read more about upcoming programmes here: www.mylearning.org British Science Week … Continue reading

March 12, 2017 · Leave a comment

Economics Explained and the Power of the Animate

Starting with some talks by Sir Ken Robinson on educational futures some years ago, the Royal Society of the Arts, Commerce and Manufactures (RSA) regularly produces talks in an Animate format. … Continue reading

August 15, 2016 · Leave a comment

Future Skills from the World Economic Forum

The World Economic Forum should know something about the skills needed to power the global economy of the future. This presentation outlines what they consider to be the top ten … Continue reading

July 15, 2016 · Leave a comment

Deep Learning Explained by Andrew Ng

  A really useful overview of Deep Learning from Andrew Ng from Baidu Research:  

June 29, 2016 · Leave a comment

Emotional Intelligence Explained

The work of Daniel Golman on Emotional Intelligence is well reported. This presentation from the Harvard Business Review outlines the main components of Emotional Intelligence. The context is the business … Continue reading

March 28, 2016 · Leave a comment

Top 10 TED Talks That Could Change Your Life

There’s no time like the present to grow or refine ourselves a little bit more, and few resources are as helpful as TED talks. In that vein, here are the … Continue reading

January 8, 2016 · 1 Comment

e-learning: The Impact on Student Learning Outcomes

An interesting presentation from Jonathan Wells regarding the impact on learners of e-learning… Click through to view on Prezi: e-learning that works by Jonathan Wells

November 13, 2015 · Leave a comment

Inquiry-Based Learning – A Useful Exemplar

Having students take more responsibility for the format and structure of their learning is at the heart of stretching them to reach their individual potential. This case study shows what … Continue reading

October 21, 2015 · Leave a comment

Mathematics to Inspire, by TED

It has always surprised me how people would feel ashamed if they believed their literacy skills were below par, but almost revel in their ‘issues’ with Maths and an inability to do … Continue reading

June 12, 2015 · Leave a comment

Learning {Re}imagined – Graham Brown Martin at TEDx

Graham’s talk on the Education Revolution at TEDx Amsterdam… Graham is a huge believer in the fact that education will only change by getting more people involved. In this engaging … Continue reading

April 29, 2015 · 2 Comments

Rosie King on Autism

When she was nine years old, doctors confirmed Rosie King’s self-diagnosis of Asperger Syndrome. With two younger siblings severely affected by autism, Rosie had a burning desire to help make … Continue reading

April 15, 2015 · Leave a comment

Integrating Technology into Learning: Culture, Focus and Processes

A number of recent conversations with both educational leaders and educational technology providers (I’ve been both in my time) came into sharp focus today when a member of a leading … Continue reading

January 26, 2015 · 1 Comment

Learning Intelligence: A Conversation

I’ve recently been having a conversation with Kevin Hewitson about the concept of Learning Intelligence (LQ) and the impact it can have on learning outcomes. Kevin has crystallised his thoughts … Continue reading

January 21, 2015 · Leave a comment

The Crises of Capitalism and Forging a New Future

I wasn’t the first to spot it, but there certainly seems to be a coalescence of thought that sees in current events, the last gasps of the capitalist system which … Continue reading

January 6, 2015 · Leave a comment

Empathic Thinking and Planning the Future

Bestselling author, political adviser and social and ethical prophet Jeremy Rifkin argues that empathic thinking is essential to our future well-being, in a pointer to the accommodations we may have … Continue reading

January 6, 2015 · Leave a comment

21st Century Enlightenment from the RSA

It is quite appropriate for the launch of the blog that we reference this RSA Animate as a reflection of the potential the 21st century has to offer if we … Continue reading

January 5, 2015 · Leave a comment

Create Your Own Animated Presentation – Some Useful Tools

Regular readers will know that I am a great fan of using multi-media as a basis of presentations, such as those provided by the RSA Animate series of talks in … Continue reading

October 23, 2014 · Leave a comment

A Student Guide to Searching the Internet

If we accept the premise that 21st century learning moves the learning paradigm from the assembling of knowledge to the interpretation and evaluation of sources and resource, then the ability … Continue reading

June 19, 2014

Ten Great TED Talks for Parents

These TED Talks speak to the complexities of parenthood, offering unusual insights and hard-won advice. Read more: Ten Great TED Talks for Parents

May 12, 2014 · Leave a comment

TED Talks Mathematics for students

The speakers in these talks are renowned mathematicians who “breathe life and logic into everyday problems using the logic of math”. Read more: TED Talks Mathematics for students

April 15, 2014 · Leave a comment

The Learning Renaissance… Donald Clark TED Talk on Pedagogic Change (YouTube)

I’m a great fan of TED talks. They provide a fantastic insight into new ways of thinking.  The concept of the Learning Renaissance is well outlined here by Donald Clark.

February 7, 2014 · Leave a comment

What is Heutagogy? by London Knowledge Lab

A curated conversation of the book Self-Determined Learning edited by Stewart Hase & Chris Kenyon featuring 50 words on every chapter trying to answer the question ‘What is Heutagogy?’, created … Continue reading

October 22, 2013 · Leave a comment

RSA Animate: Changing Education Paradigms (YouTube)

This RSA Animate was adapted from a talk given at the RSA by Sir Ken Robinson, world-renowned education and creativity expert and recipient of the RSA’s Benjamin Franklin award.

October 17, 2013 · Leave a comment

Learning in the New Renaissance (JLB)

An overview of how school based learning can harness the potential of the New Renaissance in Learning promised by our increasing understanding of metacognition and the potential of new learning … Continue reading

October 16, 2013 · Leave a comment

Revision: A guide for Students, Teachers and Parents (JLB)

Too many learners fail in learning. They usually put their failure down to being not very bright or not being able to remember things! In truth, their failure is not … Continue reading

October 16, 2013 · Leave a comment

The Learning Vortex (JLB)

One of the things I’ve been working on recently is a system for ensuring that schools develop the capacity to continuously improve their efforts for learners in a systematic way. … Continue reading

October 16, 2013 · 1 Comment