Cultivating Curiosity and an Exploring Lab Mindset – Workshop Tip #239

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Application: Try this small lab experiment. View the video above and get to discover that when learners touch, manipulate, huddle, document, discuss, argue, and cooperate to find solutions, their experiments lead to better results. A lab mindset is a depiction…

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A Paradigm Shift in Leadership in Workflow Learning – Workshop Tip #237

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Application: Try this idea. In your training session or conversations, present a work problem that has multiple confusing facts surrounding it. For example: a policy with different interpretations, an equipment that needs a new part but the manufacturer has stopped…

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Augmented Reality Is Lighter, Fancier, Easier, and Oozing with Sex Appeal – Workshop Tip #233

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Victor Tsimpinos is a good friend of mine. We used to work together with Volvo in the Chesapeake Bay Area. He shared this amazing tech video on LinkedIn and I’m thankful to have seen it. It is a VR/AR laptop…

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The Computer Scientist Who Can’t Stop Telling Stories – Technical Information Flows with Stories – Workshop Tip #231

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Try this: In implementing Workflow Learning or Story-Based Lessons, ask your participants to search their technical textbooks or scientific papers for examples on how technical knowledge use common, day-to-day language to help readers understand the information better. For example, computer-related…

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The Power of Questions in Solving Problem – Workshop Tip #230

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“Application: Try this idea. Ask workers or learners in your implementation of Workflow Learning. “Identify a problem at work. What series of questions would you ask to arrive at the point where you fully understand the issues?” In Workflow Learning (WFL), one…

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“It Depends” Elicits Deliberate Thinking and Learning – Workshop Tip #217

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This is from a participant in our Workflow Learning workshop. Why is it easier for people to say “It depends” when they are asked a question? I often hear this prevalent response from scientists, as well as workers and leaders.…

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