Category Archives: Practical philosophy

Cumulonimbus at Dartington Hall

Notes from Day Two of the RSA RDI Summer School – sort of

My aim for this reportage has been to tell a live story from the Summer School. This is tricky to do because, as I said in my first day post,…

RDI Summer School

RDI Summer School – Day One

What is remarkable about the RDI Summer School is how so many people applied on the basis on personal recommendation, and yet how little any of the attendees know about…

Off to the RDI Summer School

For the next few days, I will be down at the RDI Summer School.¬†Over four days and three nights, the School inspires, challenges, and provokes designers and those who use…

Photo of students taking to facilitator at the Big Rig

The difference between what you plan and what actually happens

I spend a lot of time at Think Up working on the design of high-impact construction training events (for examples: Constructionarium, Big Rig, Build Camp and Nuclear Island 1¬†& 2)….

Diary of a contact day

During my parental leave I am doing one ‘keeping in touch’ day a week. On that day, I deal with important queries on Think Up projects. Since my time in…

An end to ‘nailing the start but messing up the finish’

I find that when I am memorising any sort of sequence – song lyrics, dance moves, lines for a presentation – I usually over rehearse the beginning and spend hardly…

Notes from Hazel Hill/Slow Learning for teaching sustainability

I recently returned from a conservation weekend at Hazel Hill wood, the sixth such weekend in which I have participated, and a visit that prompted some more thoughts on ways…

Ideas on the theme of ‘fun-for-free’

Hold your own mini-Olympics We did this last weekend down at my grandmother’s house. We had had plans to go to the local river where there is a lovely beach…