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Why Workplace Learning Fails, And Why It's Time to Ban The Fire Hose

Why Workplace Learning Fails, And Why It's Time to Ban The Fire Hose | Education and Training | Scoop.it
Most people love to learn for learning’s sake. So you’d think training -- particularly in soft-skills areas like sales and leadership -- would be seen as a path to better results, more money and coveted promotions. And yet we often hear, “Jeez, they’re pulling me off the job for some stupid [...]

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Holly MacDonald's curator insight, July 2, 2:16 PM

Repeat after me: "Learning is a process not an event."

Frank J. Papotto, Ph.D.'s curator insight, July 3, 10:45 AM

The article makes an excellent point training should be a process not an event.  Coaching is one example provided. The  key here is to make it part of the job, a relevant means to an end.   Mandated training is attended, but useful, accessible, timely, relevant training is attended to. The simple logic is that if your people believe that training will help then it probably will. Effective Organizations with their engaged employees  can be confident that good training processes will be sought out and stick. 

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American Schools Are Training Kids for a World That Doesn't Exist | WIRED

American Schools Are Training Kids for a World That Doesn't Exist | WIRED | Education and Training | Scoop.it
Being dumb in the existing educational system is bad enough. Failing to create a new way of learning adapted to contemporary circumstances might be a national disaster.

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Sir Ken Robinson: How Do Schools Kill Creativity?

Sir Ken Robinson: How Do Schools Kill Creativity? | Education and Training | Scoop.it
Sir Ken Robinson makes a case for creating an education system that nurtures — rather than stifles — creativity.

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5 Ways You Can Teach Emotional Intelligence & Social Skills Every Day

5 Ways You Can Teach Emotional Intelligence & Social Skills Every Day | Education and Training | Scoop.it

How do children learn social and emotional intelligence skills? Practice, practice, practice.


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25 Practices That Foster Lifelong Learning - InformED

25 Practices That Foster Lifelong Learning - InformED | Education and Training | Scoop.it

"Is your capacity for learning is fixed or fluid? Can you improve your intelligence and talents through hard work and practice, or are you stuck with the brains you’ve got? Stanford psychologist Carol Dweck says most of us have either a “fixed” or “growth” mindset when it comes to learning. Most of us can get through sixteen years of schooling regardless of which mindset we have, but when it comes to lifelong learning–learning for the sake of learning, without outside pressure–only a growth mindset will cut it."


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Saberes Sin Fronteras Ong's curator insight, October 18, 12:15 PM

EDUCAR NO ES ENSEÑAR A VIVIR, LA COMUNICACION EDUCADOR-ALUMNO ES LA VIDA

Tony Guzman's curator insight, October 20, 9:47 AM

I am a firm believer of lifelong learning and this

Li Banban's curator insight, October 20, 8:23 PM

keep a growth mindset! its never too late to  learn.

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These Are The Reasons Why Learners Forget Your Training

These Are The Reasons Why Learners Forget Your Training | Education and Training | Scoop.it
Understand how the human mind forgets as it is to understand memory. Both concepts are part of the same coin and must be addressed together to make eLearning as successful as possible.

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7 Learning Styles to Up Your Management Game

Whether they realize it or not, people have two to three preferred learning styles. Think about it; when you have to learn something new, do you prefer to hear it, read it or touch it physically? Do you naturally make up songs about things?...

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20 Collaborative Learning Tips And Strategies For Teachers

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20 Collaborative Learning Tips And Strategies For Teachers


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The 10 Most Important Things That Students Actually Learn In College

The 10 Most Important Things That Students Actually Learn In College | Education and Training | Scoop.it
Here's what students say they actually learn in college.
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Interview Questions to Determine Critical Thinking Skills | Pearson's Critical Thinking Blog

Interview Questions to Determine Critical Thinking Skills | Pearson's Critical Thinking Blog | Education and Training | Scoop.it
Everyone wants to hire strong critical thinkers, but what's the best way to go about doing so? Assessments? Reference checks? Interview questions? Adecco
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7 Must-have Career Skills for the Social Age

7 Must-have Career Skills for the Social Age | Education and Training | Scoop.it
What skills employers will come to value most as we move away from Industrial Age thinking, and dive even deeper into the Social Age? What soft skills no...

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A New Approach to Education

A New Approach to Education | Education and Training | Scoop.it

There is an active school movement in character education and teaching ethics. But I don't think it's enough to have children just learn about ethical virtuosity, because 

we need to embody our ethical beliefs by acting on them. This begins with empathy.

 

 


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The key to compassion is to be willing to help the other person and make the world a better place with one's efforts. @ivon_ehd1
Amy Melendez's curator insight, August 6, 9:14 PM

From the article:

 

Learning in general happens best in a warm, supportive atmosphere, in which there exists a feeling of safety, of being supported and cared about, of closeness and connection. In such a space children's brains more readily reach the state of optimal cognitive efficiency -- and of caring about others.

Such an atmosphere has particular importance for those children at most risk of going off track in their lives because of early experiences of deprivation, abuse, or neglect. Studies of such high-risk kids who have ended up thriving in their lives -- who are resilient -- find that usually the one person who turned their life around was a caring adult.

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Self-directed learning

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Stephen D. Brookfield explores the notion of self-directed learning. He takes Knowles' (1975) influential definition as a starting point and then explores some of the problems surrounding the idea....

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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, July 28, 7:00 PM

Self-directed learning has a social quality to it. I like the idea that teaching is about listening. It might be about deep listening and being open when students speak. Self-directed learning can be learned and one role teachers play/perform is creating space and time when students take increasing control of their learning. After all, despite the way we evaluate teachers based on student learning, learning is  students' responsibility. Teachers are there to listen and guide, not do the learning for students. That sounds like it is self-directed.

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Storytelling Neuroscience -- Rethinking Training + Online Courses

Storytelling Neuroscience -- Rethinking Training + Online Courses | Education and Training | Scoop.it
How can the neuroscience of storytelling help you create online courses?

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Karen Dietz's curator insight, October 28, 4:20 PM

This article by Ahmed Mori of SchoolKeep is written for educators but applies to anyone in business doing training or delivering online courses. There are great points made here about:

  • your brain on stories
  • tips to take advantage of storytelling
  • and a few cautionary thoughts


Here is what I like about the post:

  1. There is a clear research example given confirming that storytelling process both sensory parts of the brain while concurrently stimulating language processing areas.
  2. That stories do more than inform or entertain -- they stimulate critical thinking skills, capture non-linear situation complexities, and construct new knowledge.
  3. There is such a thing as bad storytelling.
  4. That the "storytelling" of marketing is a misnomer


The only point I take exception to is a quote by author Christian Salmon of Storytelling: Bewitching the Modern Mind, who says that "stories are moving away from being spontaneous cultural practices to methods of manipulation citing examples like George W. Bush, Steve Jobs,..." 


Oh please. Manipulation with stories has been going on for 100,000 years. Think the Crusades, the European witch hunts, the Holocaust, etc. But also think of Winston Churchill, Gandhi, and Christ. That's why we need to get really smart about storytelling -- both as storytellers and listeners.


And storytelling remains just as spontaneous as it ever was, thank you very much!


OK -- off to my accountant's office. While I'm gone, go read this really good article and I'll post my next article + review tomorrow.


This review was written by Karen Dietz for her curated content on business storytelling at www.scoop.it/t/just-story-it 

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The ABCs Of Sticky Teaching

The ABCs Of Sticky Teaching | Education and Training | Scoop.it

things about The ABCs Of Sticky Teaching


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Adrian Bertolini's curator insight, October 24, 9:28 PM

One of the things I like about thinking about stickiness is that you go to work on learning that lingers ... connecting with emotions and the broad journey and story of all learning

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10 Reasons Nonreaders Don't Read — And How to Change Their Minds | Scholastic.com

10 Reasons Nonreaders Don't Read — And How to Change Their Minds | Scholastic.com | Education and Training | Scoop.it

Children are not born with a natural aversion to reading. Learn how to help reluctant readers begin to love books.


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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, October 17, 10:07 PM

Point 2, they cannot read as fast as their peers, is also part of the diagnostic process. Does it make sense that the ability to read is based on speed? What happened to enjoying and whiling over the the worth of something worth reading?

 

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Dan Keldsen's curator insight, October 18, 12:25 AM

Stereotypes and generalizations are just plain lazy. Do the work to understand how people behave, what the want (in reality, not what they say they want), how they react, and stop playing to the stereotypes you may have fallen into.

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What Is Experiential Learning?

What Is Experiential Learning? | Education and Training | Scoop.it
Experiential learning theory suggests that all learning is created by grasping and transforming experiences. Learn more about the theory and the experiential learning cycle.

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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, October 16, 7:52 PM

The names of those involved in the foundational thinking behind experiential learning is impressive i.e. Dewey and Piaget. As well, Montessori's name might be added to the list.

 

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David W. Deeds's curator insight, October 16, 10:43 PM

Thanks to Ivon Prefontaine.

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The Biggest Blown Opportunity in Higher Ed History

The Biggest Blown Opportunity in Higher Ed History | Education and Training | Scoop.it
Given how profound the impact of emotional support can be for students, it's depressing how few college graduates receive it.
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Four Activities to Jump-Start Teamwork Among Teachers and School Leaders - Mind/Shift

Four Activities to Jump-Start Teamwork Among Teachers and School Leaders - Mind/Shift | Education and Training | Scoop.it

"Teachers and school leaders face very different challenges today from even a decade ago. The pace of change is faster; there’s more accountability. And the amount of content is overwhelming. To thrive, teachers see opportunities where others see only challenges. Now, more than ever before, teachers could use creative, innovative teamwork to help them ensure success.

But many teachers feel isolated in their classrooms, beholden to curriculum and state tests, but not necessarily connected to a learning community or a team to support them. That’s where school communities could learn from other types of work, where teams are crucial to generating new ideas and momentum, while providing members with support when it’s needed."


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Educational Leadership:Motivation Matters:Motivated to Learn: A Conversation with Daniel Pink

Educational Leadership:Motivation Matters:Motivated to Learn: A Conversation with Daniel Pink | Education and Training | Scoop.it

If schools truly want to engage students, they need to downgrade control and compliance—and upgrade autonomy.

  

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8 Characteristics Of A Great Teacher

8 Characteristics Of A Great Teacher | Education and Training | Scoop.it

What differentiates the best from the rest? There’s no shortage of bodies (some dramatically misguided) attempting to solve this riddle.  The answers are nebulous at best. Below is a list of traits, some of which may be familiar but many of which will never show up on any sort of performance review.  Check them out and see what you think.


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From www.teachthought.com - May 13, 2013 5:32 AM
8 Characteristics Of A Great Teacher
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How a Bigger Purpose Can Motivate Students to Learn - KQED (blog)

How a Bigger Purpose Can Motivate Students to Learn - KQED (blog) | Education and Training | Scoop.it


Game-based approaches to learning are far favored over “drill-and-kill” exercises.


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Jim Goldsmith's curator insight, August 18, 4:35 PM

From the article:  "The students with a purposeful-learning attitude (who agreed with socially oriented statements like “I want to become an educated citizen that can contribute to society”) scored higher on measures of grit and self-control than classmates who only reported self-oriented motives for learning such as wanting to get a good job or earn more money. The purposeful learners were also less likely to succumb to the digital distractions, answering more math problems on the diligence task — and they were more likely to be enrolled in college the following fall, the researchers found."  Worth reading.

Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, August 18, 7:13 PM

I found many students did not always know what they wanted down the road in life. They knew what gave meaning to life in concrete ways, in the moment, and shared that in their learning. I imagine over time it feeds into that long-term purpose.

 

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21 Simple Ideas To Improve Student Motivation

21 Simple Ideas To Improve Student Motivation | Education and Training | Scoop.it

“ 21 Simple Ideas To Improve Student Motivation”


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Steve Whitmore's curator insight, July 9, 7:54 AM

Very simple ways to engage students. Nothing new (I hope), but a great refresher. 

 

I think in a world where we are so serious about outcomes, we have to do what we can to have fun and put the student first.

 

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If You're Designing eLearning for Adults Take Advantage of These 4 Tactics

If You're Designing eLearning for Adults Take Advantage of These 4 Tactics | Education and Training | Scoop.it
Understanding how adults learn, is the first step to crafting an eLearning material adults will actually want to start and finish.

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Beth Dichter's curator insight, August 1, 9:25 PM

If you are designing an eLearning course for adults are there aspects to consider that are important to the adult learner? This post from SH!FT would say yes. To create courses for adult learners, we must understand how adults learn, their traits and their learning styles.

What is important?

* Hook them Early (and Often)

* Make Use of Their Experiences

* Persuade Adult Learners of the Desirability of Learning Something

* Give Adult Learners the Freedom to Choose

Learn four ways to help hook the adult learner. Find four suggestions on ways to give adult learners more freedom to choose. Click through to the post to learn more.

Avidity Medical Design's curator insight, August 2, 10:13 AM

Very insightful article. I especially agree with point #2 and point #4. Point #2 indicates that learners can use past experiences to tap into new ideas. Point #4 indicates that adult learners would like to have the ability to take a more active role in defining their own learning experience. I see an interrelationship between both points because they each describe elements of self-directed learning. The learner is using what they already know to tap into new knowledge (point #2), and then, given the opportunity, they are choosing how, when, and where they acquire the new knowledge (point #4), with consideration given to the knowledge that they have already obtained (point #2). Excellent article, keep up the good work!