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Room with a view

Posted by: Joyce Matthews   |   No Comments   |  Posted on: Apr 09, 2019
You said, ‘What do you see?’ If you’d asked me this morning this is what I would have said. The window I look through is curtained with a dark overhang. Today is wet with snow. The pane is peppered with heavy drops and streaks obscuring my view. Like a shower

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#FacilitationFriday

Posted by: Joyce Matthews   |   No Comments   |  Posted on: Apr 01, 2019
Join the #FacilitationFriday conversation on Twitter. For facilitators who want to network, learn and grow.

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Facilitate the Facilitator

Posted by: Joyce Matthews   |   No Comments   |  Posted on: Jan 25, 2019
When: 17th January, 14th February, 25th February Where: Stirling Court Hotel What: You know about pedagogy, you can teach children but do you want to know how to facilitate professional learning for adults? Maybe you already facilitate other peoples’ professional learning and development, and are looking to develop your skills towards

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Re – Joyced

Posted by: Joyce Matthews   |   1 Comments   |  Posted on: Dec 11, 2018
When: Friday 18th January 2019 Where: Stirling What: Re – Joyced For Scottish College of Educational Leadership, Excellence In Headship Facilitators You already know how to facilitate learning for adults. You already facilitate other peoples’ professional learning and development and are looking to develop your skills towards mastery. You want to deepen

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Style J

Posted by: Joyce Matthews   |   No Comments   |  Posted on: Dec 11, 2018
When: Friday 15th February 2019 Where: Inveraray What: Style J For Argyll and Bute Teachers to allow participants to explore diverse issues to create space for strategic reflection and planning to build networks that help create future growth to empower attendees to share their expertise to give participants the opportunity to have

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Design for Andragogy

Posted by: Joyce Matthews   |   No Comments   |  Posted on: Dec 05, 2018
When: Friday 22nd February 2019 Where: City of Edinburgh Methodist Church, 25 Nicolson Square, Edinburgh, EH8 9BX View map and buses What: Andragogy…Andra WHAT?! Design for what? Ever heard of design for andragogy before? Or have you heard of pedagogy and want to know how to design sessions for adults? Maybe you already design and facilitate

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Andragogy Masterclass

Posted by: Joyce Matthews   |   No Comments   |  Posted on: Dec 02, 2018
When: 7th March, 20th March Where: tbc What:  Andragogy…Andra WHAT?! You’ve read the word but it sounds weird, you’ve never heard of it or you’ve heard of it but don’t really know what it is. The fact is, it’s like pedagogy, but with adults. It’s a method of leading adult professional learning

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How to Facilitate Andragogy

Posted by: Joyce Matthews   |   No Comments   |  Posted on: Dec 05, 2018
When: Friday 15th March 2019 Where: City of Edinburgh Methodist Church, 25 Nicolson Square, Edinburgh, EH8 9BX View map and buses What: Andragogy…Andra WHAT?! Facilitate what? You know about pedagogy, you can teach children but do you want to know how to facilitate learning for adults? Maybe you already facilitate other peoples’ professional learning and development,

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Circle Time

Posted by: Joyce Matthews   |   No Comments   |  Posted on: Dec 04, 2018
Lily was worried. The group was not what it used to be. ‘I don’t want to be told, “Oh that’s lovely” or “I really like it.” That’s not what I go for. I go to be stretched, challenged, to get better at it. That’s not happening any more. I’m stagnating.

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Disclosing

Posted by: Joyce Matthews   |   No Comments   |  Posted on: Dec 03, 2018
Paul introduced me to them in Costa last week. Over a cup of green tea. A cup, fit for a tall latte rather than hot water the colour of a pale pea. I had a feeling I’d met them before, in Newcastle years ago. Was it Tony Wright who had

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Pruning

Posted by: Joyce Matthews   |   No Comments   |  Posted on: Nov 06, 2018
I’m cutting. And cutting. Cutting back to allow for new growth. Cutting to stop wasting energy. To stop momentum going in the wrong direction, to the wrong place, at the wrong time. It’s hard to find the right place to cut because there so much and it’s all tangled up.

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You S of A

Posted by: Joyce Matthews   |   No Comments   |  Posted on: Oct 28, 2018
Sipping from the cup of home-made apple pie I push my sunglasses straight and gaze up to the sky I’m in safe company, me, myself and I As I dream of the future and the planes fly by   It’s autumn or fall, I never know which The sun starts

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Train of Thought

Posted by: Joyce Matthews   |   1 Comments   |  Posted on: Jan 10, 2017
I know a few things. I’ve always enjoyed reading, gathering information, research and evidence. I suppose I could say I love learning – figuring things out, learning new skills, taking courses and filling myself with facts, figures, models and theories. I’ve learned an immeasurable and often forgettable amount over the

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The Beauty Inside

Posted by: Joyce Matthews   |   No Comments   |  Posted on: Jan 08, 2017
I love Scotland. I’d forgotten how staggeringly beautiful it is. My memory and my passion were rekindled last week when I went on a mini tour of some of Scotland’s stunning countryside. I’d bought my husband a ‘Beach Landing on Barra’ as his Christmas present. I’d never been to the

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Martini Learning

Posted by: Joyce Matthews   |   No Comments   |  Posted on: Jan 04, 2017
I adore questions. I love taking my time to construct them and I especially love it when people ask me questions that really make me think, that make my eyes hunt and my brain hurt. I was on LinkedIn yesterday (I really should get out more) when a colleague’s ‘new

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