Education, Curiosity, and Happiness
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Education, Curiosity, and Happiness
What roles can curiosity and happiness play in learning?
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21st century challenges – Learning {Re}imagined

21st century challenges – Learning {Re}imagined | Education, Curiosity, and Happiness | Scoop.it
It turns out that decontextualised knowledge, stuffed into children’s heads, regurgitated on demand and then forgotten just isn’t that useful in the grand scheme of things. Sure, back in the days of empire it was handy to have identically dressed clerks all over the world who could perform mental arithmetic and communicate in clear written English. The British East India company that ran the Indian sub-continent under corporate rule couldn’t have happened without it. One might say the same today with global corporations like Google, etc or the now stalled globalisation project.

Via Nik Peachey, Elizabeth E Charles
Ivon Prefontaine's insight:
Mike Rose wrote a provocative little book called Why School? It is a question we do not ask often enough. Regardless of why, we send children to school to be taught. That raises questions about what is to be taught and why.
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Nik Peachey's curator insight, February 3, 3:11 AM

Some interesting reflections on 21st century skills.

Ines Bieler's curator insight, February 3, 5:31 PM

Some interesting reflections on 21st century skills.

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Why You Hate Work

Why You Hate Work | Education, Curiosity, and Happiness | Scoop.it
Excessive demands are leading to burnout everywhere.

Via Sharrock
Ivon Prefontaine's insight:

Not only do we hate work, we hate the commute to and from our work. I told colleagues I would teach for 1/2 the price. That was the wrong thing to say to other teachers. Apparently, even limited altruism is not welcome. When we work for money, it is inevitable that we will become unhappy. When we work for the love of what we do, we find ways to overcome the obstacles.

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Sharrock's curator insight, June 11, 2014 9:24 AM

excerpt: "A 2012 global work force study of 32,000 employees by the consulting company Towers Watson found that the traditional definition of engagement — the willingness of employees to voluntarily expend extra effort — is no longer sufficient to fuel the highest levels of performance. Willing, it turns out, does not guarantee able. Companies in the Towers Watson study with high engagement scores measured in the traditional way had an operating margin of 14 percent. By contrast, companies with the highest number of “sustainably engaged” employees had an operating margin of 27 percent, nearly three times those with the lowest traditional engagement scores."

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Why the Problem with Learning Is Unlearning

Why the Problem with Learning Is Unlearning | Education, Curiosity, and Happiness | Scoop.it

Don’t get stuck in your current ways of thinking.


Via Ariana Amorim, Bobby Dillard
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You have to unlearn many things to learn.
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Why Do Teachers Quit?

Why Do Teachers Quit? | Education, Curiosity, and Happiness | Scoop.it
And why do they stay?

Via Lance W. , Sharrock
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A lack of respect is a substantial reason. I left because of it and many others stay despite it. It is not a lack of respect from students and parents. It is from colleagues and administrators.

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