A Recipe for Learning

This morning this link ended up in my twitter feed, and I thought I would share it with you. There might be something to be said for re-designing standard forms to appear a bit more friendly – surely this peer support plan could easily be adpated to make a more accessible appraisal form, or to put the peer observation process in a different light (oh so dreaded by some, but so useful at the same time).

The use of the recipe is also something that is a very good genre to think about. I’m reminded of an interesting section in Richard Sennett’s The Craftsman (2009), where he talked about different ways of recipe ‘writing’. But also about an activity that Pat Francis sometimes does in her workshops: using a blank recipe card to describe ‘what made you’, which is a really fun way of reflecting on the skills you have, use – and maybe also need.

Thanks to Andrew Walsh (@andywalsh999) for tweeting this from the IFLA World Library and Information Congress.

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