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What would you like to learn about today?

Chloe_ScopeChloe_Scope Scope Posts: 10,652 Disability Gamechanger
edited May 2019 in Coffee lounge

Today is the start of learning at work week (13th- 19th May) which aims to show the how it can be beneficial to be constantly learning and working on personal development. The theme this year is 'Shaping the Future' which is around how we can learn things which have a positive impact on the future.


We believe our Community Champions are a vital part of the community and the time they volunteer ensures more people are supported. Through personal development the Community Champions can gain skills that can be transferred to many aspects of their lives. Continuing to learn can be both enjoyable and beneficial— even if this is learning how to make a really good cup of tea!

However, learning can be part of so many aspects of life. For example, I currently am teaching myself Braille. This is a skill I may need in the future due to my own sight, yet it is something I also have enjoyed doing! 

What have you learnt about recently? How has this benefited you? Share your thoughts below!

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  • Deb_AlumniDeb_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 191 Pioneering
    edited May 2019
    @Chloe_Scope that is very impressive learning Braille.  Is it hard to do?

    I put myself through evening classes to get my adult teaching certificate so I could train IT and it meant I could work for the NHS training all the Microsoft products.  I love self teaching and learning, and every day is an opportunity to learn.

    Looking forward to seeing what others have learnt to do, will almost certainly be more exciting than mine ;) 
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  • Ami2301Ami2301 Member Posts: 7,440 Disability Gamechanger
    Since being part of Scope, I've not only learned skills to help me as a community champion but I've learned a lot about myself during my role. 

    I love learning and I am always keen to try new things when it comes to writing and social media. I learn everyday and I thoroughly enjoy it :)
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  • Adrian_ScopeAdrian_Scope Testing team Posts: 7,924

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    At the moment, I'm looking at learning BSL and am thinking about putting in for another creative writing course to hopefully give me the confidence not to scrap the next book I start writing. Meanwhile, my eldest daughter and I have been trying (and failing in my case) to learn the ukelele for about a year. It's been a great experience and I love how the instrument sounds, but sadly not when I'm the one playing it.
    I've also been learning Javascript for a fair while now, but I've been thinking about dabbling in another coding language if I can find a spare minute.
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  • dolfrogdolfrog Member Posts: 440 Pioneering
    When I was diagnosed as having Auditory Processing Disorder back in 2003, and asked to help the Medical Research Council win goverment funding for a 5 year "Auditory Processing Disorder" research program by creating UK support organisation which was then called APDUK. during this time I was given some research papers regarding my disability by the leading researcher Prof. David Moore. I had never previously read a research paper, it took my3 * 4 months to get through these papers decoding the technical terminology, and learning about the structure of research papers.
    Unfortunately due to my auditory processing disorder I still have problems actually prononucing most of the technical terms as i have never heard others say them on a regular day to day basis.
    However since then and I have been able to create many research paper compilation to help advocate for min and many other related invisible disabilities  
    You can see some of my research paper compilations listed on my Wikipedia User page, which I have not revised very much in recent years
  • April2018momApril2018mom Posts: 2,869 Member
    What would you recommend for a dyscalculic employee who works as a childcare provider? I have been searching for online courses. Initially I tried learndirect but the costs are too much. I want a relatively low cost option if possible. I also was considering learning a new language or another useful skill.
    Thanks in advance!! 
  • Ami2301Ami2301 Member Posts: 7,440 Disability Gamechanger
    Have you looked at New Skills Academy? I've completed 4 courses with them and if they send you a weekly email notifying you which courses are on offer. All the ones I have done have been £19.99 or £25 :)
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  • Chloe_ScopeChloe_Scope Scope Posts: 10,652 Disability Gamechanger
    edited May 2019
    That's still interesting @Deb_Scope! What would you be interested in learning next? Braille is quite hard to get your head around but I've actually really enjoyed the process!
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  • Chloe_ScopeChloe_Scope Scope Posts: 10,652 Disability Gamechanger
    That sounds lovely @Ami2301! I hope we can give you more skills in the future :)
    What kind of things do you like to write?
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  • Chloe_ScopeChloe_Scope Scope Posts: 10,652 Disability Gamechanger
    Lots of options then @Adrian_Scope! All very interesting as well, what kind of books do you like to write?
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  • Chloe_ScopeChloe_Scope Scope Posts: 10,652 Disability Gamechanger
    @dolfrog It's great you supported research! Do you have plans to do anymore in the future?
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  • Chloe_ScopeChloe_Scope Scope Posts: 10,652 Disability Gamechanger
    @April2018mom, what kind of course were you wanting to do?
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  • Adrian_ScopeAdrian_Scope Testing team Posts: 7,924

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    I write quite a mix of things @Chloe_Scope. My favourite kind of book to write is the one that sells, though!
    How long have you been teaching yourself Braille?
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  • Chloe_ScopeChloe_Scope Scope Posts: 10,652 Disability Gamechanger
    That's always a good factor @Adrian_Scope! About 6 months learning Braille :)
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  • Ami2301Ami2301 Member Posts: 7,440 Disability Gamechanger
    I am obsessed with writing lists, I am planning to write more 'How To' guides on my blog 😁
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  • Adrian_ScopeAdrian_Scope Testing team Posts: 7,924

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    My other half loves herself some lists as well @Ami2301. I'm not sure we ever complete one of those to-do lists, but they sure look good written down on paper in sparkly ink.
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  • Ami2301Ami2301 Member Posts: 7,440 Disability Gamechanger
    Haha! I am obsessed with to-do lists too, and stationery....and notebooks! 
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  • Chloe_ScopeChloe_Scope Scope Posts: 10,652 Disability Gamechanger
    Haha I am exactly the same @Ami2301! You can't beat a good to do list and a new notebook!
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  • Ami2301Ami2301 Member Posts: 7,440 Disability Gamechanger
    Exactly! Especially the notebooks from The Works, most of my notebooks have motivational quotes on the cover, or funny covers. Purely for my amusement obviously 😂
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  • Adrian_ScopeAdrian_Scope Testing team Posts: 7,924

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    edited May 2019
    This all sounds very very familiar!
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  • April2018momApril2018mom Posts: 2,869 Member
    @Chloe_Scope
    Umm I am not sure. I was looking at art classes today. Either that or a literacy or numeracy qualification. Do you have any recommendations or not? I’ve been looking for another job as well. 
  • dolfrogdolfrog Member Posts: 440 Pioneering
    Unfortunately I have to use international research to educate the Uks audiologists, speech and language, and psychologists, regarding the complex nature of my communication disability, auditory processing disorder a listening disability.
    all of my family 3 sons, my wife and me all have a clincial diagnosis of having Auditory Processing Disorder, but we have never had any support or understanding from the local so called profrssional i just mentioned, only pure professional negligence and incompetence. Thye only want to hide their ignorance, and do not want to learn about living with our complex disability.
    so i will continue looking at research, and posting links to research paper collections etc, the problem is that these incompetent so calledhealth professionals fail to read the research and remain only marketing their limited services and massaging their egos. 
  • Deb_AlumniDeb_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 191 Pioneering
    @Chloe_Scope I would love to learn something purely for pleasure if can find the time... :wink: flower arranging and photography could be on my list next.

    @Ami2301 so with you on the list, books and stationery in general. I write everything down and have too many notebooks going back over 15 years that I have kept.

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  • Ami2301Ami2301 Member Posts: 7,440 Disability Gamechanger
    Sorry to say @Deb_Scope that I think @Adrian_Scope is in first place for the amount of notebooks he has, well which his children gave him 😂
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  • CockneyRebelCockneyRebel Member Posts: 5,257 Disability Gamechanger
    Two things  I would like to learn, time permitting the art of Bodging and also traditional thatching
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  • Antonia_AlumniAntonia_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 1,781 Pioneering
    Hi @Chloe_Scope I'm learnt a lot about communicating with people on the online community and learning different approaches with engaging and sharing information.

    I'm definitely interested in joining a writing course/class too and I've been eyeing a local ballet class for ages, so hopefully I get to go.
  • Chloe_ScopeChloe_Scope Scope Posts: 10,652 Disability Gamechanger
    Art classes sound really good @April2018mom! Was this painting? I don't have any recommendations to hand but there might be something on our education and learning board. :)
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  • Chloe_ScopeChloe_Scope Scope Posts: 10,652 Disability Gamechanger
    dolfrog said:
    Unfortunately I have to use international research to educate the Uks audiologists, speech and language, and psychologists, regarding the complex nature of my communication disability, auditory processing disorder a listening disability.
    all of my family 3 sons, my wife and me all have a clincial diagnosis of having Auditory Processing Disorder, but we have never had any support or understanding from the local so called profrssional i just mentioned, only pure professional negligence and incompetence. Thye only want to hide their ignorance, and do not want to learn about living with our complex disability.
    so i will continue looking at research, and posting links to research paper collections etc, the problem is that these incompetent so calledhealth professionals fail to read the research and remain only marketing their limited services and massaging their egos. 
    Sorry you don't feel listened to @dolfrog! It's great that you are involved in research though :) I really hope you get some understanding soon!
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  • Chloe_ScopeChloe_Scope Scope Posts: 10,652 Disability Gamechanger
    Oooo @Deb_Scope, I love photography :)
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  • Chloe_ScopeChloe_Scope Scope Posts: 10,652 Disability Gamechanger
    Thanks for that @CockneyRebel! What makes you interested in this?
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  • Chloe_ScopeChloe_Scope Scope Posts: 10,652 Disability Gamechanger
    Writing and ballet sound good @Antonia_Scope! Fictional writing? 
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  • CockneyRebelCockneyRebel Member Posts: 5,257 Disability Gamechanger
    I am interested in all the old crafts and skills which are gradually being lost
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  • Chloe_ScopeChloe_Scope Scope Posts: 10,652 Disability Gamechanger
    It's great people still want to keep them going though! Myself and my best friend (who is at the other side of the country at uni) write letters to each other and I love it! Nothing like it!
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