education

Innovation in Education – Easier Said than Done

Good educators are optimists. They walk into their classrooms every day believing that they can transform the lives of their learners. They do so by facilitating experiences that infuse learners with knowledge and skills that can also enhance society and the world. These educators recognize, as much as anyone else, that the world is changing at a very rapid rate. ...

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How Should We Educate Children to Win the Fourth Industrial Revolution?

Thriving in the fourth industrial revolution will require nothing short of restructuring public education at all levels, not just K-12. One goal should be to create entrepreneurial schools and universities, and by that I don't mean teaching children how to start businesses. Instead, creating the entrepreneurial mindset is about the pursuit of opportunity with scarce resources with the goal of creating user defined value through the deployment of innovation.

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3 Reasons Children are More Creative Than Adults

The factor that affects team productivity and creativity is the ability to conduct constructive conflict. In turn, three other factors that affect that ability, which are strong in children, and disappears when they reach adulthood and the work environment. Natural selection For a team to be creative, members must get along. This cannot be forced by management, and if it is–it doesn’t work. Instead, they have ...

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10 Ways Higher Education Could Be Transformed to Support the Needs of a Changing World

Is there a future for higher education? There is probably no other industry or social institution quite as invested in the future than education, yet its struggles with self-reinvention manifest as a ticking time bomb, putting the future of both the institutions and wider society at risk. Almost every commentary on a number of social ills has a subtext that ...

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Seeking out new knowledge that flows

I have been heavily influenced by the great work of John Hagel and Deloitte’s “Big Shift Index” as a frame to measure the forces of long-term change. What really holds my attention is “knowledge flows” and they are suggesting we are moving from a world of push to a world of pull. The world is increasingly uncertain and to steer ...

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