Author Archives: ChrisG63

Continual development of skills

The need to continually develop your skills? Nothing stays the same forever. Society and the work place are exposed to change on a frequent and rapid basis. To be able to keep up with the cycle of almost constant change it is important to continuously develop your skills if you want to maintain up-to-date employability skills. (See also my article at Learning to maintain your Employability Skills) Active engagement in the learning process is needed, whether, it’s for work or

Learning Styles – Well, Not Quite

We still hear much about ‘learning styles’, which is a concept, widely promoted in some educational organizations, that believes that learners are more effective at learning when they are taught or study in certain ways, for example, auditory, visual, physical, experiential, etc. How many times have you heard a learner say ‘I’m a visual learner’? However, substantiating these claims is difficult, if at all achievable. Over 71 different models of learning style have been identified [Coffield, Frank; Moseley, David; Hall,

Turf Management and the letter Q!

Can’t think of much starting with the letter Q in turf management, well here’s a few – clearly there are more, but it is a bit limited, so an easy one for a quick article! Quadraplay                                 A make of tractor mounted (via the three-point linkage) frame which can have up to four types of different implements attached, including a flexible comb, a range of rakes, drag brush, spiker, slitter, lute, roller or spiked roller. The width of the frame is

It’s the Environment, Stupid!

The main focus of much industry and media commentary (which is often influenced by industry money) is on the apparent minimal direct impact on human health from the use of pesticides and from the likely low probability of causing a human health issue, especially cancer. The main weight of evidence does indicate that the contribution to such human health issues is small (in most cases) and within what most people would accept as reasonable risk: Some would disagree, and we

Employability Skills: 11 onwards

We’ve looked at the typical top-10 employability skills, so we now look at others that commonly or occasionally appear in lists of skills which are considered desirable in a work place: 11. Working under pressure and to deadlines Within the workplace many employees will often be under a great amount at pressure to meet certain deadlines. Making sure that projects or contract work are completed on time, letters having to go out by a certain time of day, responding to