Knowmads and the next renaissance

Knowmads and the next renaissance

From TEDxBrisbane: Edward Harran shares his personal story into the knowmad movement: an emerging digital generation that has the capacity to work, learn, move and play – with anybody, anytime, and anywhere. In his energetic talk, Edward gives us a compelling insight into his story and highlights what the knowmads represent: the beginnings of the next renaissance.

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Last week in brief: BIG things brewing

Last week in brief: BIG things brewing

A lot has happened in the past week, and I feel that bits and pieces are coming together to form a huge break from the mainstream in human capital development in the Netherlands. In brief: On Monday, I visited TEDxDelft at TU Delft. The day…

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Whose crazy idea is it anyway?

Whose crazy idea is it anyway?

As the 21st century digital revolution continues to disrupt the economy, and the traditional knowledge claim held by experts of the 20th century is making way for a global entrepreneurial mindset, (university) education finds itself on the verge of its most radical transformations since the industrial revolution. Whose Crazy Idea Is It Anyway is an academic endeavor that has the ambition to set the agenda in the educational landscape of the coming decade.

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Scale it sideways!

Scale it sideways!

Just as wise investors diversify their investment portfolio, so should we build diverse portfolios of our schools. This means that we should not invest too heavily in any one strategy. If we do not know with any precision what the future will be, we cannot have one-size-fits-all schools. We need to expand our ecologies of options.

FORGET SCALING UP.

WE NEED TO SCALE SIDEWAYS IN EDUCATION.

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Roger Schank on Invisible Learning: Real learning; real memory

Roger Schank on Invisible Learning: Real learning; real memory

Real learning; Real memory

by Roger Schank

What do people need to learn and how can they learn it?

Every curriculum committee and every training organization has at one time or another convened a committee to answer this question. Their answers are always given in terms of telling about subjects: “more math,” “leadership,” “risk management,” “company policies.” But subject matter is far less important in learning than one might think.

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Invisible Learning: Now free

Invisible Learning: Now free

Cristóbal Cobo and I are pleased to announce that the Spanish edition of Invisible Learning (Aprendizaje Invisible) is now released as a free PDF download.

You can download the book at http://www.invisiblelearning.com/download

We are thankful to Hugo Pardo Kuklinski for arranging for this free release, and permitting the volume to be published under a Creative Commons license — meaning that you are invited to share and remix this work.

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Classroom of the future? A response

Classroom of the future? A response

Instead of using these tools to teach centuries-old subject matter, perhaps we should instead use them to help us develop meaningful skills and personal knowledge — and to enhance our capacities to imagine, create, and innovate.

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Uffe Elbaek on social entrepreneurship

Uffe Elbaek on social entrepreneurship

Uffe Elbæk is a social entrepreneur, politician, and cultural leader in Denmark. In his knowmadic career so far, he founded the KaosPilots school in Århus, organized the World Outgames 2009, and the Change the Game consultancy. Currently, Uffe is running for a seat in the…

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Bulgarian students dream about future schools

Bulgarian students dream about future schools

As we shared earlier, Project Dream School started with a simple question: If you could build a dream school, what would you do?

This morning, I received some inspiring ideas. […]

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Review: 2011 state of the future

Review: 2011 state of the future

Book: 2011 state of the future Authors: Jerome C. Glenn, Theodore J. Gordon, and Elizabeth Florescu Publisher: The Millennium Project (August, 2011) Released last week, the Millennium Project’s 2011 state of the future report contains a sobering warning that: The world is getting richer, healthier,…

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