From principles to practices

After describing a situation where learning and the “learner” seem “blocked”, Bill explores the creative ways teachers address situations like this. Together, Bill and Paul discuss the multiple issues that arise when learning new/different knowledge, skills and dispositions (habits) and using them in daily work. Their conversation explores traps that commonly occur and an overview of ways to start


Bill Lucas

Professor of Learning and Director of the Centre for Real World Learning, Winchester University, UK

Supplementary materials


Perkins D. Making Learning Whole: How seven principles of teaching can transform education. 2009; Jossey-Bass:SanFrancisco, CA.

David Perkins - Play the Whole Game (YouTube video)

Towards a theory of pedagogy for coproduction: Rethinking the role of learning in contributing to health, wellness and success in life Pdf, 591.3 kB.

Foster T, Batalden P. “New Ways of Working: health professional development for effective coproduction.”International Journal for Quality in Health Care, 2021; 33(S2): 6-7. doi:

Johnson JK, Batalden P, Foster T, Arvidsson C, Batalden M, Forcino R, Andersson Gäre B. A starter’s guide to learning and teaching how to coproduce healthcare services. International Journal for Quality in Health Care, 2021; 33(S2):55-63. DOI: