John W Lewis

Thinking, Understanding, and System modelling

  • Disturbing medical issues

    Tonight, I watched most of the UK Channel 4 Dispatches TV program “Confessions of a Nurse”. The web site for the program is here and it can be expected to be available to view on their “Catch Up” service before too long.

  • Architectural advice

    O’Reilly are publishing a new book “97 Things Every Software Architect Should Know”. This caught my attention for a variety of reasons. One is an interest in trying to get to the bottom of what the issues commonly labelled as “software architecture” are really all about! Another reason is that there are a couple of…

  • Controlling the sequence of learning

    A post from Brett McLaughlin on the O’Reilly Radar blog poses questions about the control of the learning sequence.

  • Learning sequences

    Over many years, as an instructor of training courses, my recognition of the importance of the sequence in which we learn things has been continually increasing. Every time there is a problem with someone learning something, the starting point is the sequence. As we guide learners through the process of opening the Pandora’s box

  • “Training”, “learning” or both?

    Are “training” and “learning” different names for the same activity. No: the difference in meaning is deeper than that. And the difference has important implications for what we do and the value that we place on it.

  • Being amazed by children … again!

    Being amazed is amazing! Children frequently amaze us. Is it that we underestimate the rate and breadth of their learning? Or is it that they know much more than us and we overestimate the rate at which they forget?! Yesterday, I had the most amazing conversation with my youngest son,

  • Welcome!

    Welcome to my blog! As a new blogger, I have a lot to learn. Time will tell!