The Learning Curve

Between 1999 and 2007 the Education committee provided a series of regular articles on teaching and learning that were published in The Ringing World on the first Friday of each month. Most of these articles were written by John Harrison, then chairman of the committee.

The collected articles are available in book form from the Central Council Publications Shop:

The Learning Curve, Volume 1: 1999-2001
The Learning Curve, Volume 2: 2002-2003
The Learning Curve, Volume 3: 2004-2005
The Learning Curve, Volume 4: 2006-2007

Vol-Chapter Published Title
1-01 June 1999 Welcome to The Learning Curve & Raising and lowering in peal – from scratch
1-02 July 1999 Good striking and rhythmic ringing
1-03 August 1999 It’s all double Dutch
1-04 September 1999 Small steps
1-05 October 1999 Guided by the Treble
1-06 November 1999 Something for everyone
1-07 December 1999 Thinking about bellhandling
1-08 January 2000 Principles
1-09 February 2000 Turning in the Tenor
1-10 March 2000 Small is beautiful
1-11 April 2000 Over the top
1-12 May 2000 Something a little different
1-13 June 2000 Feeling the bell
1-14 July 2000 Double handed ringing
1-15 September 2000 Learning methods
1-16 October 2000 Call changes
1-17 November 2000 Back seat drivers
1-18 December 2000 Knowing where you are
1-19 January 2001 Doing it with style
1-20 February 2001 Ringing methods in hand – 1
1-21 March 2001 Ringing methods in hand – 2 and 3
1-22 April 2001 Ringing methods in hand – 4
1-23 May 2001 Older learners
1-24 June 2001 Setting the pace
1-25 July 2001 Learning the ropes
1-26 August 2001 Old learners or ageless problems?
1-27 September 2001 To move or not to move?
1-28 October 2001 Ringers and musicians
1-29 November 2001 Fighting the bell
1-30 December 2001 Collapsing touches
Vol-Chapter Published Title
2-01 January 2002 Hands and arms
2-02 February 2002 Intermediate methods
2-03 March 2002 Why learn Grandsire?
2-04 April 2002 Observation
2-05 May 2002 Does size matter?
2-06 June 2002 Visualising methods
2-07 July 2002 Chiming
2-08 August 2002 Coils and things
2-09 September 2002 More about coils
2-10 October 2002 Music to the ears
2-11 November 2002 Go …
2-12 December 2002 Muscle memory and flying
2-13 January 2003 The long and short of it
2-14 February 2003 Go … again
2-15 March 2003 Leading
2-16 April 2003 Mother of invention
2-17 May 2003 Speed
2-18 June 2003 From the same hymn sheet
2-19 July 2003 Motor learning
2-20 August 2003 More hymn sheets
2-21 September 2003 Perfection versus holism
2-22 October 2003 Simulators
2-23 November 2003 More invention
2-24 December 2003 It depends how you look at it
Vol-Chapter Published Title
3-01 January 2004 Conducting and coursing order – 1
3-02 February 2004 Conducting and coursing order – 2
3-03 March 2004 When things go wrong
3-04 April 2004 Place notation
3-05 May 2004 Steady as she goes
3-06 June 2004 Minimus is good for you
3-07 July 2004 Something original
3-08 August 2004 What if …?
3-09 September 2004 How fast should we go?
3-10 October 2004 Beyond the blue line
3-11 November 2004 Know your instrument – 1
3-12 December 2004 All roads lead to Rome
3-13 January 2005 Know your instrument – 2
3-14 February 2005 Ringing and numbers
3-15 March 2005 Once more with feeling
3-16 April 2005 Knowing and doing
3-17 May 2005 Fitting together
3-18 June 2005 Taking the lead
3-19 July 2005 Listen to the music
3-20 August 2005 Grids
3-21 September 2005 Bob Doubles – The Holy Grail?
3-22 October 2005 Helpful bits of structure
3-23 November 2005 I got rhythm
3-24 December 2005 Is there another way?
Vol-Chapter Published Title
4-01 January 2006 Conduct Grandsire Doubles – 1
4-02 February 2006 Conduct Grandsire Doubles – 2
4-03 March 2006 Know your instrument – 3
4-04 April 2006 Learning all eleven
4-05 May 2006 Quarters are good for you
4-06 June 2006 More helpful structure
4-07 July 2006 Judging
4-08 August 2006 Eyes down for a full house
4-09 September 2006 Viewed from the treble
4-10 October 2006 Double Oxford
4-11 November 2006 Calling quarter peals
4-12 December 2006 Learning to hunt
4-13 January 2007 Ears to hear
4-14 February 2007 Singles in Stedman Doubles
4-15 March 2007 Yorkshire on higher numbers
4-16 April 2007 Double Norwich
4-17 May 2007 Up and down
4-18 June 2007 Pieces of eight?
4-19 July 2007 Rope movement
4-20 August 2007 Ropesight
4-21 September 2007 Knowing your place
4-22 October 2007 Getting it together
4-23 November 2007 More or less?
4-24 December 2007 Keep on learning