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Wanted: 30 Knowmads

Wanted: 30 Knowmads

Remember Knowmads in Society 3.0? Something amazing is brewing in Europe. And, they’re looking for thirty candidates from around the world. Knowmads is a new school for the world of tomorrow, starting in January 2010 in The Netherlands. After two years of learning with and…

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Friedman: U.S. education system endangering global competitiveness

Friedman: U.S. education system endangering global competitiveness

New York times columnist Tom Friedman speaks out: A Washington lawyer friend recently told me about layoffs at his firm. I asked him who was getting axed. He said it was interesting: lawyers who were used to just showing up and having work handed to…

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Innovation and education?

Innovation and education?

I posted this simple question on Twitter, and I’m reposting it here, too: Please share your thoughts!

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Knowmads in the Netherlands

Knowmads in the Netherlands

Education Futures introduced the knowmads concept last November. And, now we just learned that a major Dutch school of youth entrepreneurship, KaosPilots Netherlands, has decided to rebrand themselves as “Knowmads” (soon to be located online at knowmads.nl?). From i-genius: KaosPilots Netherlands in Rotterdam is shutting…

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Engaging global youth through innovation design challenges

Engaging global youth through innovation design challenges

Note: Education Futures is on a reduced publication schedule for the summer, and will return with its regular schedule in mid-August. Slides from Saturday’s talk at World Future Society‘s World Future 2009 conference in Chicago: Destination Imagination is the world’s largest creative problem solving program…

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Leapfrogging to the New Basics

Leapfrogging to the New Basics

Are the old basics of reading, writing, and arithmetic relevant in the 21st century? Or, is it time for an upgrade? Arthur Harkins and I assembled a list of New Basics for education that can help us leapfrog to an education paradigm that is both…

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“Innovation in the field of innovation”

“Innovation in the field of innovation”

I received feedback from several readers that Arthur Harkins’ reasoning for why we need to Leapfrog might seem a bit too Machiavellian — “us versus them.” I therefore hope everybody will enjoy the contrast of perspective in this next video. In early November, we had…

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Toward a smarter planet

Toward a smarter planet

Last month, IBM took out a two-page advertisement in the Wall Street Journal that touted their vision for a smarter planet. They believe: The world continues to get “smaller” and “flatter.” But we see now that being connected isn’t enough. Fortunately, something else is happening…

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CNET: How to hire innovators

CNET: How to hire innovators

This post goes without commentary as CNET’s interview with Scott Elrod, vice president of the hardware systems laboratory at the Palo Alto Research Center, pretty much sums it all. Well, okay, CNET sums it up as well: By hiring curious and passionate people, management doesn’t…

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Two-Way Immersion is Twice As Good

Two-Way Immersion is Twice As Good

An innovative program offered in some Massachusetts elementary schools is giving kids a chance to become bilingual early—and learn from each other. This story in the Boston Globe describes how the program, which begins in kindergarten, mixes native English speakers and native Spanish speakers and…

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