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Dai Griffiths

I first worked with Dai in 1992, translating our Workrooms software into Welsh, Catalan and Spanish. We subsequently worked on the Etui project to invent a toy, and finally came together again at the University of Bolton in 2007, and Dai is now my director of studies!

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Reflection: Above all else, discussions with Dai on epistemology provided a valuable reflective debate which has led to a clearer understanding of knowledge for me.

Dai introduced me to a perspective on culture in learning that I had no concept - the separation of nation and language and culture. His linguistic knowledge helped me understand the challenge faced by minority language groups and together with Stephen Heppell and Greta Mladenova we published on this topic. The discussions and designs we made regarding the Etui toy for early learners built a more profound base of practical, developmental research. Dai's work in the TENCompetence project combined well with my own in developing competency frameworks and interactive software for Macmillan Cancer Support.

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Lewis Carroll describes a fictional map that had:

"the scale of a mile to the mile."

A character notes some practical difficulties with such a map and states that:

"we now use the country itself, as its own map, and I assure you it does nearly as well."
— Sylvie and Bruno Concluded, Lewis Carroll, 1893