Tinkering with the system won’t help reinvent the purpose of education

Jenny Connected

The arts are not only important because of creativity; through the arts we can express deep issues of cultural value, the fabric of our relationship with other people, and connections with the world around us.

2019 208

The Meaning of Depth and Breadth in Education

Jenny Connected

In Times Higher Education (March 7, 2019) Anna McKie asks: In a rapidly changing world, is a broader approach to the university curriculum needed to develop the critical thinking and creativity increasingly sought after by employers.

2019 174

What is the point of it all?

Jenny Connected

I subscribe to Aeon digital magazine – an online magazine of ideas, philosophy and culture. A recent video bearing the title ‘An ageing philosopher returns to the essential question: ‘What is the point of it all?’ caught my attention.

2019 139

Listening to and Learning from the ‘Other’

Jenny Connected

Or if we find ourselves in a different culture, how often do we look for and value ‘sameness’, for example, being able to laugh at the same things? For a few months now I have been struggling to understand the idea of the ‘Other’, i.e. the capitalised Other.

2019 155

What did Socrates ever do for us?

Jenny Connected

And we also have to try and think about the events in the context and culture of the time, for example the significance of the oracle’s statements. ‘What did the Greeks ever do for us?’

2019 139

Walking away from facebook

Chris Corrigan

Being Culture Democracy Featured WordpressBack in December I announced my intention to take a sabbatical from Facebook and see what would happen. There were a number of factors in that decision, and I’ll share what I learned and what I’m doing now. .

2019 93

A New Model for Transition?

How to Save the World

So as a joyful optimist, a student of our culture, and as a collapsnik, I love this new model. I t’s been a while since I’ve written on this blog about a real ‘aha!’ ’ moment. Thanks to Kate Raworth, I just had one.

2019 77

Collaboration is the Hallmark of Community

How to Save the World

In our modern hierarchical culture every collective activity we pursue is imbued with the cult of leadership, with the idea that things only happen under great leaders. How the World Really Works Our Culture / Ourselves

2019 63

Glimpses

How to Save the World

Our Culture / Ourselves“April is the cruellest month” — The first line of TS Eliot’s The Wasteland, originally read “February is the cruelest month”, but Ezra Pound insisted it be changed, not to make it truer, but because it sounded better poetically.

2019 63

My personal year of learning about evaluation

Chris Corrigan

For a number of years I have been studying and learning about evaluation. To be honest, working primarily in the non-profit world and working for social good and social change, evaluation alway seemed to me to be the bugaboo that ruined the party.

2019 75

Why it’s hard to talk about dialogic containers in English

Chris Corrigan

Ove the years I’ve learned of similar words and ideas in other languages an cultures: in fact this seems to be a feature of human language in a way that isn’t quite available to unilingual English speakers like myself. On the Art of Hosting list today there has been a very interesting conversation about some of the Japanese words that are used to describe space and container.

2019 52

Even Simpler and More Hopeless Than That

How to Save the World

How the World Really Works Our Culture / Ourselvesimage from youtube video by principieuniversi.com .

2019 54

A calendar of seasons for my time and place

Chris Corrigan

” So living on Bowen Island in a community of settlers anchored in the rhythms of the land and sea, and the cultural traditions of newcomers, I’d say we could develop a calendar of sorts that relates to the way the we live here.

2019 71

Three musketeers, time and knowledge gaps

Mathemagenic

It turned out to be a great journey into the history, geography and culture, into real facts turning into historical novels turning into movies, into the art and politics of making a movie and the realities of doing that in Soviet time… We talked about royals, nobles and commoners, about life as an actor, fame and oblivion, about the difference between what is shown, what your imagination adds to make a story and what is actually done on a movie set to get you there.

2019 89

How Can We Prepare For an Unknowable Future?

How to Save the World

I guess we start by studying other cultures that do them well.

2019 65

“But what about naysayers?”

Chris Corrigan

In complex problems like addressing social, cultural and economic systemic problems, no one has the right answer. Perhaps I need to curate a series of posts called “The Whatabout Chronicles.” ” When I’m teaching participatory leadership or sharing complexity tools, folks who are wedded to traditional linear mind and tool sets often raise objections. “Complexity would be nice, but we haven’t got the time.

2019 56

Writing Grey Words

How to Save the World

Our Culture / OurselvesI n my last post, I played with using a grey colour (#999999) for all words that represent things that aren’t real — that is, they exist only as constructs of the mind , and in the absence of anyone , they simply don’t exist.

2019 56

Curious About Radical Non-Duality But Hate Videos?

How to Save the World

Our Culture / Ourselves

2019 45

Wikinomics» Blog Archive » Is your Organization Talent Ready?

John Tropea - Delicious Social Network KM

Microsoft’s Vision for 2019 The Boss fuels lawsuit against Ticket Master Profiling the powers that be on the un-facebook Aerosmith makes more money on Guitar Hero game than any individual album. We are working on a project for a public museum that would embrace these cultural values as well as reinforcing these changes through use of space (redesign the work spaces) and technology (open collaborative design, rethink the use of dedicated PCs and phones).