Catherine Lombardozzi, Ed.D.

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So far Catherine Lombardozzi has created 45 blog entries.

When practicing what you preach doesn’t quite work

By |2022-01-19T17:17:03+00:00January 19th, 2022|Learning Goals, Self-Directed Learning|

I’m a big believer in turn-of-the-year resolutions and thoughtful goal-setting. My goals for 2022 include deliberate choices about my learning projects (apropos since I’ve been preaching self-directed learning quite a bit in the last several years). I’ve charted two projects so far – one of which serves an immediate need, and one of which is [...]

Opening the door to 2022

By |2021-12-09T22:16:16+00:00December 9th, 2021|Ruminations|

The following is my contribution to the Learning Guild's ebook, 2022 Predictions from L&D Practitioners. Download it to see an array of predictions from other practitioners (accessible with free membership to Learning Guild). Do you remember that scene in the Wizard of Oz where Dorothy has just landed in Munchkinland? She’s gone through a tornado [...]

Making learning a habit

By |2021-09-14T20:03:20+00:00September 14th, 2021|Book Reviews, Self-Directed Learning|

If you read into the background of notable people who are exemplary lifelong learners, you can find some common ground  – they read quite a bit, they set goals, they experiment, they cultivate curiosity, they schedule time for learning projects (rise early, set aside time before bed), they walk or exercise when they need to [...]

Everyday self-directed learning

By |2021-08-14T20:47:06+00:00August 14th, 2021|Self-Directed Learning|

When I was researching the Learning Guild report on self-directed learning, I noted an observation that came up in a few articles: that learners who control their own learning do so rather indiscriminately. They don’t exactly plan their approach; they take what they can find and run with it, continuing to explore as their needs [...]

The Extended Mind

By |2021-05-25T16:10:43+00:00May 25th, 2021|Book Reviews, Learning Theory|

Annie Murphy Paul’s new book, The Extended Mind: The power of thinking outside the brain, is an enlightening exploration of how we use extra-neural resources to “focus more intently, comprehend more deeply, and create more imaginatively.” Drawing from theories and research around embodied cognition, situated cognition, and distributed cognition, Paul explains and illustrates the ways [...]

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