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The Legacy of Paulo Freire

Shift the Power

Release Date: 11/24/2020

BONUS: Revolutionizing Learning at a Medical University in Chile show art BONUS: Revolutionizing Learning at a Medical University in Chile

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At the end of the violent dictatorship of Augusto Pinochet in 1990, Chileans united for a newfound democracy. The short interview you are about to hear picks up at this historic time, when primary care doctors at Chile’s leading medical school called for a revolutionary approach to their own learning, and that of the communities they served. Stay tuned for a conversation with a leader of that movement, Dr. Joaquín Montero. This short exchange with Dr. Jane Vella and Dr. Joaquín Montero offers a glimpse of the bold history of dialogue-based learning at the Pontificia Universidad Católica...

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We are very excited to announce a brand new Global Learning Partners podcast: Simply True with Dr. Jane Vella. On this limited series, GLP Founder Jane Vella explores the simple truths behind some of her favorite axioms about how adults learn with friends and colleagues. We can't wait to share these veritable “fireside chats" with you all! In the meantime, listen to this special announcement to find out what axioms are, why they stick, and what Jane is most excited about for this new series. . When you’re done, be sure to head over to  and subscribe wherever you listen to...

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With the recent rise in remote work, many of us are faced with the challenge of designing and facilitating engaging and inclusive meetings while in a virtual setting. Today we’re joined by  – GLP Consultant and leader of our Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Team – to talk about how we can be sure to tend to the core principle of “inclusion” in virtual meetings. . Follow us on @GLPconsultants for the latest updates about the show and resources available for businesses and individuals alike. You can also find us on @GlobalLearningPartners, , and ! Listen on , or...

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Over the last year, as more and more learning is moving to an online or virtual setting, we have begun fully embracing the importance of “blended learning” within GLP. Today we are going to talk to GLP Consultant  about what we mean by “blended learning” and why we think this should be the future for most learning events. . Follow us on @GLPconsultants for the latest updates about the show and resources available for businesses and individuals alike. You can also find us on @GlobalLearningPartners, , and ! Listen on , or virtually anywhere podcasts are found! This show is...

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 funds innovative programs and advocates for policies that produce better futures for children up to age 5. Beth Hoch from First 5 Alameda and Shawn Bryant from the  talk about adapting “Mind in the Making”, an impactful training on children’s brain development, to a virtual setting. GLP consultant Sylvia Saenger shares how the addition of  helped increase the transfer of learning from the virtual sessions to their daily work. . Follow us on @GLPconsultants for the latest updates about the show and resources available for businesses and individuals alike. You...

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 positioned themselves as a leader in the field of workforce development through their science-informed , . In 2019 GLP had the opportunity to document insights from their work through a learning-centered case study. These insights were later incorporated in a toolkit for other organizations involved in workforce development and employment social enterprise. Gabrielle Caverl-McNeal and Dana Emanuel from New Moms join us to share the impact of the case study one year later – within New Moms and in the broader field.   Check out the  and  Follow us on ...

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Sometimes our learning designs go off without a hitch… and sometimes, they don’t! We’ve all been there – you’ve thoughtfully planned out your learning tasks and facilitation techniques, but when you get in the room it’s just not working for one (or more) of your learners – the resistance is palpable! GLP Consultant  has a few tips to help you embrace and respond to resistance. Follow us on @GLPconsultants for the latest updates about the show and resources available for businesses and individuals alike. You can also find us on @GlobalLearningPartners, , and ! Listen...

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 started in 2010 in Kenya as an accelerator program for entrepreneurs. Since then, they have grown to operate in 9 different countries. Scaling up meant stepping back to take a hard look at their training design. Sylvie Somerville, Director of Training for Sinapis Group, and GLP Senior Partner Jeanette Romkema talk with us about their collaborative effort to re-design Sinapis’ training program to maximize impact for their entrepreneurs. Follow us on @GLPconsultants for the latest updates about the show and resources available for businesses and individuals alike. You can also find us...

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During a year infamous for Zoom fatigue, the annual Right Horse Summit went virtual – and the results were surprising.  and Christie Schulte Kappert from  – the ASPCA’s equine adoption program – share the unique strategies they used to design a virtual summit that had participants engaged – on and away from the screen. The virtual summit fostered innovation and boosted collaboration between adoption and industry partners.   Follow us on @GLPconsultants for the latest updates about the show and resources available for businesses and individuals...

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Most of us share at least one workday challenge: finding time and capacity to fit all the meetings and events we need into our workload. It can be a challenge to convene and design meetings that will successfully engage people who are stretched thin. GLP Consultant  shares three key strategies she swears by when designing for people with no bandwidth. Follow us on @GLPconsultants for the latest updates about the show and resources available for businesses and individuals alike. You can also find us on @GlobalLearningPartners, , and ! Listen on , or virtually anywhere podcasts are...

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Paulo Freire framed education as a pathway to liberation in his seminal work, “Pedagogy of the Oppressed.” His work has influenced generations of educators, including GLP Founder, Dr. Jane Vella. In this episode we talk with Robb Davis of California and Alex Ciconello of Brazil – two long-term Dialogue Education™ practitioners who hold the legacy of Freire’s principles dear to heart. They share stories of how this revolutionary approach to education is still alive today around the world, from city governments to grassroots social justice movements.

Follow us on Twitter @GLPconsultants for the latest updates about the show and resources available for businesses and individuals alike. You can also find us on Instagram @GlobalLearningPartners, Facebook, and LinkedIn!

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This show is produced by Global Learning Partners and Greg Tilton JR. You can learn more about GLP at our website, as well as check out Greg's work and services!  

Theme music: 'Pretty Face' by Una Walkenhorst. You can hear more of Una's music at her website!

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