Mind Bursts

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Fig.1. NHS Advisory – where to go and what to do if you area bit hungover or on death’s door. My GP clinic this morning.

Learning from the periphery is the same thing – at the right level, at the appropriate time, from the centre in. John Seely Brown talks of ‘learning from the periphery’. Obvious really, whatever it is we want to understand or learn to do we come in on the fringe and through our own endeavours or the machinations of teachers, guardians and institutions, we gravitate towards the centre.

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Fig.2. Gravitation to gravitas … blue through green to red degrees of worry and action.

In the above instance, you’re a bit unwell – you manage yourself, you have greater concerns you speak to someone – a pharmacist or a nurse through NHS Direct, if it is more serious, though not life freatening, you see a doctor. The…

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