ID and Other Reflections: Why Organizations Must Encourage Collaboration: Building a Case

Just like the Industrial Era couldn’t do without training, the Knowledge Era workers and organizations will flounder without the skills of collaboration, building of personal learning network and the ability to manage their own professional development.

Source: idreflections.blogspot.com.es

Interesante, necesaria y oportuna reflexión… resultante del planteamiento inicial:

"Organizations, i.e., the business leaders and executives are not interested in learning. Nor do they care much about collaboration. Business cares only about the outcome. It is up to us–L&D professionals–to connect learning and collaboration to business goals",

así como las consiguientes preguntas a plantearse, en la actualidad, por parte de las organizaciones (y de los empleados):

" 1.- Why should employees collaborate? 

  2.- How can facilitating collaboration help the organization?

  3.- What is in it for the employees? ",

 

y las correspondientes conclusiones, en particular la relativa a los empleados:

 

"All of these not only make an employee more immediately efficient but it also make ongoing learning a part of their workflow. This in turn has a positive impact on productivity. Just like the Industrial Era couldn’t do without training, the Knowledge Era workers and organizations will flounder without the skills of collaboration, building of personal learning network and the ability to manage their own professional development".

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The Best Leaders Are Insatiable Learners

You have no excuse for being bored.

Source: blogs.hbr.org

“We have to face the fact that most men and women out there in the world of work are more stale than they know, more bored than they would care to admit,” he said. “Boredom is the secret ailment of large-scale organizations. Someone said to me the other day ‘How can I be so bored when I’m so busy?’ I said ‘Let me count the ways.’ Look around you. How many people whom you know well — people even younger than yourselves—are already trapped in fixed attitudes and habits?”…

 

So what is the opposite of boredom, the personal attribute that allows individuals to keep learning, growing, and changing, to escape their fixed attitudes and habits?… “Personal Renewal,”

 

 

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The Best Leaders Are Insatiable Learners

You have no excuse for being bored.

Source: blogs.hbr.org

“We have to face the fact that most men and women out there in the world of work are more stale than they know, more bored than they would care to admit,” he said. “Boredom is the secret ailment of large-scale organizations. Someone said to me the other day ‘How can I be so bored when I’m so busy?’ I said ‘Let me count the ways.’ Look around you. How many people whom you know well — people even younger than yourselves—are already trapped in fixed attitudes and habits?”…

 

So what is the opposite of boredom, the personal attribute that allows individuals to keep learning, growing, and changing, to escape their fixed attitudes and habits?… “Personal Renewal,”

 

 

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PEDAGOGÍA DE LA FELICIDAD

Pensar en los demás: pedagogía de la felicidad

Source: ined21.com

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Personalized PBL: Student-Designed Learning

Project-based learning may be the best vehicle for personalized learning as teachers move beyond “course-based” approaches and open the way for student-designed curriculum.

 

Not every teacher may be ready to jump into this type of personalization. To make it work, they’ll be required to adopt a different teaching role. They’ll need strong management skills and a commitment to disruptive innovation. In addition, the current constructs of the education system may hold us back. What if we could make this dream of personalized PBL a reality?

===> I say that we work toward it, creating a push on the system that demands change in the education of our students. <===

Source: www.edutopia.org

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Socratic Method Research Portal

The Socratic Method Research Portal is the product of over 30 years of research and experimentation with the Socratic method.

Source: www.socraticmethod.net

Why Use the Socratic Method?

         Education is much more than force feeding information to students and measuring how well they regurgitate that information back to us on command. Education is more than teaching the art of complying with minimum requirements. Living is more than survival. The Socratic method is a powerful tool to inspire students to take a deep interest in their own joyously willful education and thriving in life. The Socratic method, within its influence on the structure of communication, inspires people to embrace the importance of their own thinking and doing as they create a future worth living.

         We cannot be content merely fostering the existence of good students, we desperately need excellent citizens. Character traits such as deep curiosity, fearless inquiry, and the passion for gaining understanding and self improvement are a natural result of the successful use of the Socratic method. These traits are developed as students experience regular exposure to parents/guardians and teacher’s who are able to engage in a Socratic style of discourse. Such conversations help make better citizens. Socratic inquiry focuses vigorously on thinking about what it means to live well. It lavishes attention on important life questions that everybody needs to consider. As such, it is foundational to human moral development. Vlastos and Graham offer an important insight into the value of the Socratic method: "Why rank that method among the great achievements of humanity? Because it makes moral inquiry a common human enterprise, open to everyone. Its practice calls for no adherence to a philosophical system, or mastery of a specialized technique, or acquisition of a technical vocabulary. It calls for common sense and common speech. And this is as it should be, for how a human being should live is everyone’s business."

Gregory Vlastos, & Daniel W. Graham (1971)

Socratic Method Research Portal

The Socratic Method Research Portal is the product of over 30 years of research and experimentation with the Socratic method.

Source: www.socraticmethod.net

Why Use the Socratic Method?

         Education is much more than force feeding information to students and measuring how well they regurgitate that information back to us on command. Education is more than teaching the art of complying with minimum requirements. Living is more than survival. The Socratic method is a powerful tool to inspire students to take a deep interest in their own joyously willful education and thriving in life. The Socratic method, within its influence on the structure of communication, inspires people to embrace the importance of their own thinking and doing as they create a future worth living.

         We cannot be content merely fostering the existence of good students, we desperately need excellent citizens. Character traits such as deep curiosity, fearless inquiry, and the passion for gaining understanding and self improvement are a natural result of the successful use of the Socratic method. These traits are developed as students experience regular exposure to parents/guardians and teacher’s who are able to engage in a Socratic style of discourse. Such conversations help make better citizens. Socratic inquiry focuses vigorously on thinking about what it means to live well. It lavishes attention on important life questions that everybody needs to consider. As such, it is foundational to human moral development. Vlastos and Graham offer an important insight into the value of the Socratic method: "Why rank that method among the great achievements of humanity? Because it makes moral inquiry a common human enterprise, open to everyone. Its practice calls for no adherence to a philosophical system, or mastery of a specialized technique, or acquisition of a technical vocabulary. It calls for common sense and common speech. And this is as it should be, for how a human being should live is everyone’s business."

Gregory Vlastos, & Daniel W. Graham (1971)

Systems Thinking and Complexity 101

Many of the issues we deal with in our lives involve both complicated and complex systems, and hence have both complicated and complex aspects that need to be teased apart.

Source: www.resilience.org

by Dave Pollard, originally published by how to save the world

NMC Horizon Report > 2014 Higher Education Edition | The New Media Consortium

Source: www.nmc.org

The NMC Horizon Report: 2014 Higher Education Edition

http://cdn.nmc.org/media/2014-nmc-horizon-report-he-EN-SC.pdf

"A key criterion for the inclusion of a topic in this edition is its potential relevance to teaching, learning, and creative inquiry in higher education".

"Institutional leaders are increasingly seeing their students as creators rather than consumers".

NMC Horizon Report > 2014 Higher Education Edition | The New Media Consortium

Source: www.nmc.org

The NMC Horizon Report: 2014 Higher Education Edition

http://cdn.nmc.org/media/2014-nmc-horizon-report-he-EN-SC.pdf

"A key criterion for the inclusion of a topic in this edition is its potential relevance to teaching, learning, and creative inquiry in higher education".

"Institutional leaders are increasingly seeing their students as creators rather than consumers".