This is from a recent article from Forbes commenting on the US education system. Unfortunately there are direct parallels with our own education practices which focus far too much on passing exams rather than equipping children with life skills – like teamworking, collaboration, and creative thinking. America’s last competitive advantage — its ability to innovate … Continued
Diving under the Antarctic ice to get close to the much-feared leopard seal, photographer Paul Nicklen found an extraordinary new friend. Share his funny, passionate stories of the polar wonderlands, illustrated by glorious images of the animals who live on and under the ice. <object classid="clsid:d27cdb6e-ae6d-11cf-96b8-444553540000" width="446" height="326" codebase="http://download look at this web-site.macromedia.com/pub/shockwave/cabs/flash/swflash.cab#version=6,0,40,0″>
Another riveting TED talk on the value of local projects – to the bottom line, to the environment, to build skills. http://tinyurl.com/2f5qlf3
Daniel Pink talks about how our education system lags about 20 years behind what industry requires – now we need skills in conceptual thinking and creativity and not routines/standardisation and how to pass tests (particularly multiple choice tests). Listen here.
Love this. … Who wouldn’t want to work somewhere with Jamie Oliver as the canteen manager?
RT @yaniksilver: Must-read blog: http://ping.fm/3cfmY – I’ll be interviewing Andy next Tue on the power of surprise!…