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Why we need young minds to design our future

Why we need young minds to design our future | Butterflies in my head | Scoop.it
To understand how to adapt to and shape our rapidly changing world, we have to study how children, not adults, respond to it, says a top designer.
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"The uncontaminated, enthusiastic process of understanding the world is so important, and Seymour says it has given him many ideas for creating new products. Since the beginnings of humanity we’ve understood that young people think and put together things in a certain way. The difference now is that it is absolutely critical to study the emergent behaviour in the young, because of the rate of change of the world around us. Studying the young to understand how this world is changing and how we need to form the world around it isn’t optional, it’s mission critical."

 
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Bristol Festival of Ideas

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The Bristol Festival of Ideas aims to stimulate people’s minds and passions with an inspiring programme of discussion and debate throughout the year.

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The Lavin Agency Speakers Bureau

The Lavin Agency Speakers Bureau | Butterflies in my head | Scoop.it
The Lavin Agency represents a select group of original thinkers, writers, and doers for speaking engagements. If you want to be challenged, if you want to go where you've never been before, this is the place for you to come and play.
 
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Lavin is one more platform like TED (although TED is free, it will give any speaker a decent amount of exposure for future business) it is interesting to see how 'ideas' monetized. This might help to spread ideas, good and bad, but my impression is that it also leads to a diluted version of ideas that are worthwhile. When you look for example at talks that address the field of education most of them will emphasize that education should not be based on a factory model wherein student achievement is based on rote memorization reflected in test results. Suggestions include the promotion of the arts, developing thinking tools/skills/comptencies and empathy. Though this can be important there are some essential discussions and theories that go along with these discussions that are fundamental to understanding what it is 'to educate' and what it is to 'be' in education.

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