Puzzles , Problems and New Learning

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Puzzles , Problems and New Learning
John Jenkins, UK
I wholeheartedly agree about the difference between 'puzzles' and 'problems'. However, for me, there is a problem of context. The AL sets I have been involved with all take place in the workplace, or the community, in which the 'problem' is seen to belong. So often this predisposes participants, and often the audience, to view the issues in purely 'local' terms.
If a 'new problem' requires truly 'NEW LEARNING' then the set members need to raise their thinking to a new level. In the past I have struggled to achieve this, often with limited success.

Puzzles, Problems and New Learning
Andy Radka, Director, United Kingdom
Perhaps the best way to promote fresh questions and new thinking is by bringing together unfamiliar colleagues on an unfamiliar problem?

New Learning
John Jenkins, UK
I think that's a useful suggestion. Might be harder to facilitate but could be unusually productive.

Action Learning for New Insights
Rosa Paniagua, Teacher, Mexico
@Andy Radka: I think it could be implemented successfully if those unfamiliar colleagues commit seriously to provide new insight.
But they must have a strong drive to do so.

How to Test this in Practice?
Andy Radka, Director, United Kingdom
Thanks John and Rosa
We probably need to find opportunities to try this in practice.
Not easy when you work with people from the same organisation or work ares.


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