Almost two years ago, I returned to running after a break of fifteen years. Running had always been a big part of my life but I had just lost the habit and other things - job, child, life - had gotten in the way.
Perception and attention are the functions that define sensory input to our conscious processing of the world around us. It is of little wonder low-level attentional processes influence our behavior and learning.
When a learner takes in information, the information becomes knowledge. When knowledge becomes embedded in long-term memory, connecting it to knowledge that is already there embeds the knowledge. The knowledge overlays what is already there.
When I started in advertising I used to moderate my own focus groups. These were often conducted in someone’s sitting room in a small town somewhere in the UK. But sometimes groups would be conducted in a fancy market research facility complete with two-way mirror so other people could view the session.
As you become more senior in an organisation you increasingly have to inspire others. And when your job and business depends on you for inspiration it’s a problem if you run out of inspiration yourself.
For years, I have hidden behind our fair Canadian gun laws, watching mass and individual shootings taking place in America and shaking my head wondering how a civilized society, in our day and age, could simply kneel and pray every time some horrific slaughter takes place.