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Presentation Zen & Learning: Sir Ken Robinson Gives Best Talk Yet, TED & Education

Presentation Zen & Learning: Sir Ken Robinson Gives Best Talk Yet, TED & Education | Agile Learning | Scoop.it

Creativity and education expert Sir Ken Robinson delivered two amazingly popular TED Talks prior to his newest, and what could be his best to date in 2013.


Excerpted from a Garr Reynolds post:

     

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Good presentation is a balance of information, persuasion, and inspiration... [to] light a spark and point the way.

     

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His first talk http://bit.ly/1fjhkH6 —presented sans multimedia in the true Sir Ken Robinson style — was made in 2006 and is the most viewed TED talk of all time.

   

His follow-up talk given in 2010 http://bit.ly/1f6zZp2 also has been downloaded millions of times.

      

I have seen Sir Ken speak many times and he is always inspiring and engaging, but his latest TED talk, http://bit.ly/IEXH0Q presented at TED Talks Education in April of this year, is my favorite yet.
    
Good presentation is a balance of information, persuasion, and inspiration.

      

Presentations related to leadership must necessarily light a spark and point the way.

   

Sir Ken does not scream or jump up and down but he nonetheless ignites, provokes, and inspires his live audience, and anyone else who cares to listen to his presentation on line, in a meaningful and memorable way.

   

Millions of people have seen his latest talk, but just in case you have not, please set aside about 20 minutes to watch this outstanding, short TED talk.


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Deb Nystrom, REVELN's insight:

Sir Ken, with humor, discusses conformity and bureaucracy, as a problem in getting a "real" education, including the arts, humanities.  He mentions low-grade clerical work "figiting" often diagnosed as ADHD, and children who suffer from "childhood" and igniting the spark of curiousity, flourishing.

Individualized teaching and learning, and the system has to engage them, raising the status of the teaching profession, investing in professional development, devolving responsibility to the school level for getting the job done.  ~  Deb

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Deb Nystrom, REVELN's curator insight, December 11, 2013 11:25 AM

From our Agile Learning http://www.scoop.it/t/agile-social-learning 

news:  This is included in BEST of the BEST as a model of what inspires, and motivates.  

Sir Ken gives examples and insights into individualized learning useful in business, for professional development as well as and in education.  

It is usefully provocative.  Enjoy! ~  Deb

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HR is ripe for social disruption. Peer sharing & learning within HR structures to support innovative organizations

HR is ripe for social disruption.  Peer sharing & learning within HR structures to support innovative organizations | Agile Learning | Scoop.it

Is it finally Time for Social HR? What's out there that uses social systems to revitalize how people are recruited and learn, grow and develop within organizations?


If organizations tend to be hidebound against change, Human Resources (HR) is even more so, in spite of the trendy strategic HR spin of the early 2000's . Consider HR's roots, which persists: labor relations, compensation, employment/personnel and the number of lawyers on staff.


Here's some fresh thinking about injecting social into HR systems.


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Knowledge Sharing: Forget the idea of databases acting as “repositories” of knowledge, internal social networks can capture employees work activity as social intranets – and team members can follow what others are doing on their activity streams. Newer tools like Opzi and MindQuilt can also emerge as a enterprise version of Quora, the popular Q&A site.


Recruitment:  HR has been quick to leverage social media to “Broadcast” vacancies. The next level would be actively creating and nurturing communities of practice shaped around skills where hiring managers can gauge level of skills of people and also develop them (Disclaimer: The author works with BraveNewTalent, a platform that helps organizations do that)


HR policies: Using a social tool which leverages crowdsourcing ideas from employees can help HR in co-creating processes and policies – and raise acceptability when they are finally rolled out. Dell’s EmployeeStorm is a great example by which employees give ideas on everything in the company.

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