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Landscaping The Learning Environment To Create A Home For The Complex Mind, Jan Visser Jan 2001

Landscaping The Learning Environment To Create A Home For The Complex Mind, Jan Visser

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I am going to use the opportunity presented by the 2001 David Kinsey lecture to bring together some ideas expressed in m recent work and to reflect on my decades-long experience in creating the conditions for the development of learning in an international context. That experience, and my reflections on it, has led me to recognize that learning is an immensely more complex phenomenon than most of our current practice to promote and facilitate it would have us believe. Consequently, I have come to the conclusion that the complex human mind is poorly at home in much of the environment ...