The next curve: emerging issues in education
– Constellations of major policy issues go under a banner that acts as a call to arms. These become the leitmotif for agencies working on those issues. ( The next curve: emerging issues in education )… read more
From clockwork to webs of relationships
– Policy-making is clouded by unchallenged assumptions about what policy can do with practice. This article explores the relationship between the two… ( From clockwork to webs of relationships )… read more
Boundaries and peripheries
– Understanding the distinction between institutional boundaries and those of communities of practice can greatly enhance change and innovation… ( Boundaries and peripheries )… read more
Desire and Exclusion. The Never Ending Quest for Universal Access
– The more we insist on the necessity of universal access, the greater the feeling of exclusion in those who don’t have it, even if they don’t need it… ( Desire and Exclusion. The Never Ending Quest for Universal Access ) … read more
Evaluation in complex situations
– Widening the scope of evaluation to ‘moments of evaluation’ produces a better understanding and increased efficiency when evaluating complex situations… ( Evaluation in complex situations )… read more
– In Western minds learning is bound to a dis-embodied activity called schooling. In comparison, learning moments are activities deeply embedded in life… ( Learning moments )… Read more
“Anyone got a can-opener?” Opening up the Internet
– Changing ways things are done has little to do with telling people what to do, but more with creating a framework for them to develop their own ways… ( “Anyone got a can-opener? Opening up the Internet )… read more
Stop the world, I wanna get off!
– Challenging the underlying postulates of the Information Society: the global community, shrinking space, accelerating of time, the pervasive network… ( Stop the world, I wanna get off! ) read more … Connected Magazine, Oct. 1st, 1996.
Open sourcing ideas – A hacker approach to working and learning
– What can we learn from the ‘hacker’ approach to work and learning? What does this comparison reveal about the nature of work and its place in society? ( Open sourcing ideas. A hacker approach to working and learning ) read more … Connected Magazine, Feb 9th, 2002. Updated Mar 16th, 2020
Walking backwards into the future
Currently we walk into the future backwards (our attention fixed on the past or present) with our eyes closed (blinded by habit and our self imposed limits). … Leadership, information gathering and the future – What if we’ve got it wrong?