Puzzles , Problems and New Learning

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John Jenkins, UK

Puzzles , Problems and New Learning

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.


Andy Radka
Director, United Kingdom

Puzzles, Problems and New Learning

Perhaps the best way to promote fresh questions and new thinking is by bringing together unfamiliar colleagues on an unfamiliar problem?

John Jenkins, UK

New Learning

I think that's a useful suggestion. Might be harder to facilitate but could be unusually productive.

Rosa Paniagua
Teacher, Mexico

Action Learning for New Insights

@Andy Radka: I think it could be implemented successfully if those unfamiliar colleagues commit seri... Sign up

Andy Radka
Director, United Kingdom

How to Test this in Practice?

Thanks John and Rosa We probably need to find opportunities to try this in practice. Not easy when... Sign up


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