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From TV programmes showing folk learning to dance, bake, or even ski-jump, to companies now describing themselves as Learning Organisations, our world has gone learning crazy; that is a Very Good Thing.

Blog by Stephen Heppell

For me, an element of that change has been work with elite sports to support their high level coaches in making sports’ learning one more marginal gain in their search for medals, championships or PBs. Working with Olympic sports, or most recently with the England Rugby team, some interesting contrasts emerge between learning in sport, and learning in our education institutions. Perhaps the most stark contrast is that in sport everyone asks “how might we do this better?” where too often (and perhaps most often at the policy level) education is saying “why should we change?”.

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