In 2016 we celebrated the blog’s second anniversary. With around 70 percent of the staff contributing to the blog, this year proved that we are committed to constantly learn, reflect and share. Moreover, it makes us proud that a growing number of readers follow our reflections, whereas two thirds of the readers are returning visitors.
We established the blog to capture our idea of a knowledge hub. Our self-questioning and exploring has been reflected in many blog posts over the year, for example in Creating space to learn and connect, Empowering regional change agents, and Characteristics of SEE learners. As expressed by Jana Repanšek in one post, learning and supporting change is in the center of our work. “We want to equip public officials with knowledge and a network that will give them confidence, so that they can feel inspired and empowered to approach challenging tasks and make a difference for their team, their institution, and their country,” said Jana.
In the context of the notion of “development always involves change”, understanding reform processes and new concepts for facilitating reforms was another topic addressed by our authors. You can find their contributions in the following blog posts: Problem Driven Iterative Adaptation, Peer learning initiatives, and Putting leadership into context.
Many of this year’s blog posts talked about online approaches, exploring implications of social theory of learning, and reflecting on learning innovations. Which of our stories were the most popular? The growing number of readers – in 2016 more than four thousand – favored these:
- How I am collecting value creation stories by Luka Zupančič
- Creating space to learn and connect … and to make things happen by Jana Repanšek
- Think green – keep it on the screen by Ivana Gašparac and Robert Bauchmüller
- Innovations in learning by Kaja Jurtela and Polona Sirnik
- Journey to space or meet us at SPACEFi by Gregor Šekoranja
We would like to thank all the contributors for giving us many great stories in 2016 and joining us on our learning journey.
Stay tuned for more interesting stories in 2017!
Your editors Ajda, Kaja, Polona