Category Archives: Learning

Qualifications fit for the Information Age

With the pervasive nature of technology, in particular mobile tech along with always on internet and readily available search facilities, the learning process has been opened up to endless possibilities for knowledge acquisition. The need for learners to have the skills for ‘how to learn’, which essentially is the ability to effectively find and understand information returned from search queries, is now more important than having the ability to recall knowledge and understanding from (human) memory. The challenging question is

CPD: Reflection

I thought a refresher on blended learning would be a useful CPD exercise, so towards the end of May (the 20th) I enrolled on the free ‘Blended Learning Essentials:Getting Started‘ 20 hour course at Future Learn by the University of Leeds and UCL Institute of Education. This was completed today. The aim of doing this extended learning activity was to refresh my prior learning, learn something new  (which I certainly did), and to then apply any areas for improvement to

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