BetaTalk - The Renewable Energy and Low Carbon Heating Podcast

The Training Fiasco in Plumbing & Heating

December 21, 2021 Nathan Gambling BetaTeach Season 5 Episode 1
BetaTalk - The Renewable Energy and Low Carbon Heating Podcast
The Training Fiasco in Plumbing & Heating
Show Notes

Nathan was joined by a very special guest on the first episode of a new season sponsored by the Heat Geek Team.

Nathan has been trying to help the heating industry realise there needs to be a paradigm shift in the way we train people. Many people are  now involved in the training and education discourse, but unfortunately they have little understanding around the science of learning. So, for this episode, Nathan interviews one of the world's leading experts on the subject Nick Shackleton Jones.

Nick has worked for Siemens , the BBC and BP and has his own consultancy. Nathan studies the science of learning himself and you will enjoy hearing them discuss psychologists such as Piaget, Vygotsky and Bowlby. There is even a bit of Plato.

Education and learning are two completely distinct things and in fact education gets in the way of learning. We possibly won't break the paradigm of the whole of education but now the world needs to decarbonise can the heating and renewable industry reshape how people learn?

In this episode we also hear Nick discuss his affective context model, which is his general theory of learning

Are we training all the heating engineers we need for the energy transition the right way or are we sticking to convention?

Nick has en excellent book which you can find here.

It is Nathan's favourite book on the subject of learning. Enjoy the show

You can find a discount code to the heat geek course here