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We have about a hundred articles to publish here. That takes some time. Many are originals, many are from our favorite writers, reprinted here with permission, or linked to another website (marked with this symbol ). Every week we'll add one or two more. Please check back frequently. Also, if you have a topic you'd like to see us include here, please let us know. For the time being, we're creating topic headers as we publish articles, intending to include many other topics over time.

  1. Ageless Issues

  2. Children's Learning

  3. Culture Issues

  4. Learn from Life/Informal Learning

  5. Whole-body Learning

  6. Other article sources on related themes

Ageless Issues

Old Dog, New Tricks, And Some Options. As we get older, most of us realize jumping through hoops of fire at the circus we call work isn’t worth the milk bone any more. So, is it true? Can old dogs really not learn new tricks? By Kellee K. Sikes. LiNE Zine, Fall 2000.

Old age's mental slowdown may be reversible. A study with the world's oldest monkeys suggests the youthful brain's sharpness can be regained by taking tranquillizers. From New Scientist. May 1, 2003.

Prom time (less) Before Vern and Elva Holman dance, they each hang their cane on a chair back. It's Elva's first time on the dance floor since hip surgery in August. She puts her arms around Vern's bow-tied neck. He encircles his arms around her waist. By Mara H. Gottfried. Pioneer Press. April 29, 2003.

Children's Learning

Babies learn in their sleep Scientists find infants pick up language even while dozing, unfortunately the same is unlikely to apply to adults. From NewScientist, February 2002.

Learning, Play, and Your 1- to 2-Year-Old
Learning, Play, and Your 8- to 12-month-old
Learning, Play, and Your 4- to 7-month-old
Learning, Play, and Your 1- to 3-Month-Old
Learning, Play, and Your Newborn

From her earliest days through toddler-hood, these articles offer parents a glimpse of what their children are learning through play. From, Spring 2003.

Raising Kids Who Love to Learn Simple ways to encourage curiosity, inquisitiveness, and a passion for knowledge. By Ginny Graves. Parents Magazine, May 2002.

Culture Issues

Create a Learning Culture. If organizations can sense and respond to emerging opportunities, there is a good chance they will endure. If they can sense and respond to each new opportunity with greater ingenuity and speed—that is, if they can get better at getting better—there is a good chance they will bloom. By Marcia L. Conner and James G. Clawson. Transforming Culture: An Executive Briefing on the Power of Learning. June 2002.

Weeds: A Column About Thriving When and Where It Matters. What if a weed is a weed only because someone has said so? Not because it lacks quality, character or true grit, but only because it did not blend into the gardener's landscape design. The enforcers of the corporate landscape weed out great ideas before they have a chance to sprout—not to mention the frequent extermination of brilliant employees through neglect or a pink slip before their skills bloom. By Kellee K. Sikes. 2001.

Learn from Life

At the Water Cooler of Learning. Real learning....involves memory, synapses, endorphins, and encoding, and, more often than not, those accidental and serendipitous moments we call informal learning. By David Grebow. Transforming Culture: An Executive Briefing on the Power of Learning. June 2002.

Learning by Doing: Getting Faster Every Lap. Doing is what causes all types of learning to occur. Other ingredients of learning are purpose, nourishment, tenacity, and time. By Jack Ring. Transforming Culture: An Executive Briefing on the Power of Learning. June 2002.

Knowing What We Know: Supporting Knowledge Creation and Sharing in Social Networks. When we think of where people turn for information, we usually think of databases, the Internet, intranets and portals, or more traditional repositories such as file cabinets or manuals. What we may not think of is one of the most crucial sources of all: other people. By Rob Cross, Andrew Parker, Laurence Prusak, and Stephen P. Borgatti. Transforming Culture: An Executive Briefing on the Power of Learning. June 2002.

Whole-body Learning

How to Think With Your Gut. How the geniuses behind the Osbournes, the Mini, Federal Express, and Starbucks followed their instincts and reached success. By Thomas A. Stewart. Business 2.0, November 2002.

Links to related websites

Even though we created this site because there wasn't a place online dedicated to information about learning across the years, there are a number of great sites that focus on issues in and amongst their other content. These are some of our favorites.

KidsHealth is a giant site that provides doctor-approved health information about children from before birth through adolescence. In addition to separate age-appropriate sections for kids and teens, it provides families with accurate, up-to-date, and jargon-free health information they can use. is terrific science website, offering the comprehensive editorial coverage that draws on the world's largest network of correspondents in science and technology. Articles are written for the non-scientist and span themes that are of particular interest to us including ageing, learning, memory, wellness, and complexity.

SmarterKids has a good Family Resource Center with articles and suggestions related to learning for children of all ages.


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