Length of contributions LO12199

Sat, 25 Jan 1997 21:55:51 -0500 (EST)

Replying to LO12148 --

Ian Saunders said

>Any other suggestions about how we can use this list to effectively learn
>about us, how we learn, what we change beyond the valuable information and
>ideas and insights??

Great Question.

One of the key ways we can learn is be exposing our mental mentals and
learning to understand the mental models of others. Therefore, when we
share ideas, the learning is enriched when we share not only the idea, but
our underlying assumptions and thought process for others to clearly see.
When we read the postings of others, we might ask specific questions to
get at the underlying assumptions and reasoning of the the posting.

It seems to me that practicing this simple core discipline of a learning
organization (Senge) is a very useful tool for us. At least it is for me,
when I have the discipline to remember.

David Wilkinson
School Improvement Specialist
Des Moines Public Schools



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