9 years, 5 months ago

What Squash can teach us about learning environments (Part 3)

Continued from Part 2 (This blog post does not read very well if you haven’t already read Part 1 and Part 2). The full article is also available as a PDF document. Developing skills requires keeping the game alive A key requirement to develop gameplay skills is to keep the ball in play. Strokeplay that results in ending the […]

9 years, 5 months ago

What Squash can teach us about learning environments (Part 2)

Continued from Part 1 (This blog post does not read very well if you haven’t already read Part 1). The full article is also available as a PDF document. Closed and forgiving environments breed bad habits Closed environments are those where the efforts of individuals within it are subject to little or no peer interactions. Forgiving environments are those […]

9 years, 5 months ago

What Squash can teach us about learning environments (Part 1)

Could the sport of Squash also teach us some useful organizational lessons? While the analogies between learning Squash and developing professional skills aren’t exact, both involve similar processes. Competitive sports mean game players become serious about having fun. The same spirit of having serious fun is sometimes absent from compartmentalized workplaces, where work seems to […]