Monday, January 26, 2015

#Lrnbk "Don't Go Back to School" Week 2 Begins

Q7. What were similarities in the way those profiled learn? Differences?” #lrnbk
Q8. What do the profiles tell us about achieving mastery? #lrnbk
Q9. Do the people profiled have any shared characteristics? What? #lrnbk
Q10. What does Stark's book tell us about motivations for learning? Who will learn what, when? #lrnbk

Saturday, January 24, 2015

#Lrnbk Don't Go Back to School: Week 1, Final Question

Q6)  Looking back on your own education: Was it worth the time/money/investment? Would you do it again? What would you do differently? #lrnbk

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

#lrnbk "Don't Go Back To School" Questions 4 &5

Q4) Stark says, "Nobody told me that liberal arts graduate school is a professional school for professors." What was your own experience with your college major (or some other area of concentrated study)? Did you get what you'd hoped? #lrnbk

Q5) Which of the profiles did you most relate to, and why? #lrnbk

Last question of the week coming Friday, new set coming Monday, January 26.

Monday, January 19, 2015

Welcome to the First #Lrnbk Chat of 2015!

Hi, everyone. Welcome to returning #lrnbk-chatters and newcomers. We'll be posting a few questions from now through February 6, with a final wrap on February 9.  We're discussing Stark's Don't Go Back to School and expect that the author will be popping in. Our hosts this time are @JaneBozarth, Mark Britz @britz, Helen Blunden @ActivateLearn, Rachel Burnham @BurhnamLandDand @Michelle OckersChat is asynchronous so you can participate whenever it's convenient.

To participate, follow the @lrnbk Twitter account and the #lrnchat tag. (If you're new to Twitter remember to add #lrnbk to your tweets. Tools like TweetChat can automate that for you.)

We'll post full-length questions here with abbreviated versions on Twitter. 

So to start:  

  1. Why the conversation? What do Stark and those profiled see as problems with traditional/formal education? #lrnbk
  2. Stark says that too much energy is focused on the wrong problem: the issue is not "fixing school" but offering alternatives/showing other paths. Agree? Disagree? Why or why not? #lrnbk
  3. What are the limits of "school"? Why highlight those who chose another path? #lrnbk
We look forward to a fun chat!

Monday, December 1, 2014

New #Lrnbk Chat on "Don't Go Back to School" begins January 19

Sorry it's been so long! We're back with a Twitter-based discussion about Kio Stark's Don't Go Back to School, available from her site and from Amazon worldwide. 

About the Book
There's lots of good fodder for discussion. From a review:

"The book is based largely on Stark's own personal research (which I would best describe as ethnographic research in which she discovered four facts garnered from her interviews that are shared by almost every successful form of learning outside of school:

- It isn't done alone.
- For many professions, credentials aren't necessary, and the processes for getting credentials are changing.
- The most effective, satisfying learning is learning that is more likely to happen outside of school.
- People who are happiest with their learning process and most effective at learning new things - in any educational environment - are people who are learning for the right reasons and who reflect on their own way of learning to figure out which processes and methods work best for them." 

About #Lrnbk

Follow the @lrnbk Twitter account and the #lrnbk hashtag for the basics and check back here for the details. 

We'll begin on January 19, 7 am ET, and post a few new questions every few days. #lrnbk is asynchronous so you can join in whenever it's convenient. 

This time chat hosts are  @JaneBozarth, Mark Britz @britz, Helen Blunden @ActivateLearn Rachel Burnham @BurhnamLandD and  @Michelle Ockers.  We hope having hosts from all over the globe will ensure that conversation stays active and lively across time zones. 

We look forward to seeing you soon! 

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

#lrnbk Chat: "Power of Habit" Section 3

#lrnbk is an occasionally-happening Twitter-based book club chat for workplace learning & development practitioners.

This is an asynchronous chat running July 9-July 30 on Duhigg's "Power of Habit". New questions post on Tuesdays and Fridays. Follow the @lrnbk Twitter account and remember to include the #lrnbk tag.

The book's final section addresses societal habits and change, the growth of social movements, and the influence of strong and weak ties. As with other chapters, the need to replace one habit with another to achieve change is true here. The last chapter discusses the power of habit v. free will and asks whether we are always in control of/accountable for our behaviors.

Q23 Per Granovetter, why are weak-tie acquaintances more useful for jobseekers than strong-tie friends? Your experience? Generalizable?  #lrnbk

Q24 What are some examples of positive peer pressure? Results? Implications for workplace learning? #lrnbk

Q25 Would habits play such a large role in our lives if we didn’t have central pattern generators? Why/why not?  #lrnbk

Q26 Consider the Angie Bachman case. Why/not should she be held accountable for her behavior? How would you persuade fellow jurors to your point of view? #lrnbk

Q27 What keystone habit could encourage more people to vote? How would you address the 3 key steps of social change? #lrnbk

Q28 Could workplace culture change be considered a "social movement"? If so,what has to happen to achieve it? #lrnbk

Final questions on Friday!

Jane Bozarth @JaneBozarth
Mark Britz @Britz