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Are Your Co-Workers Killing You? | Wired Science | Wired.com

Are Your Co-Workers Killing You? | Wired Science | Wired.com | Issues Effecting Transformational Learning | Scoop.it
We spend a large percentage of our lives at the office, engaged in the drudgery of work. Although we obsess over the medical benefits of various leisure ac
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The importance of feeling a certain level of control in the workplace.

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Looking at Connectivism as a New Learning Theory - Online Universities.com

Looking at Connectivism as a New Learning Theory - Online Universities.com | Issues Effecting Transformational Learning | Scoop.it
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Your welcome, Eugene! Hope you and your loved ones are happy and doing well!
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Bonding creates high-performing teams

Bonding creates high-performing teams | Issues Effecting Transformational Learning | Scoop.it
The emotional intelligence model can be looked at in terms of what it means to be intelligent about emotions, which is being self-aware, knowing your own feelings, and why you feel that way. It’
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Being intelligent about emotions!

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STEM education: Where the girls are not

STEM education: Where the girls are not | Issues Effecting Transformational Learning | Scoop.it
Show female students they can make a difference through engineering or biomedical studies.
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Interesting read about women, the natural sciences, and the world of computer technology.

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Neurologist Oliver Sacks on Memory, Plagiarism, and the Necessary Forgettings of Creativity

Neurologist Oliver Sacks on Memory, Plagiarism, and the Necessary Forgettings of Creativity | Issues Effecting Transformational Learning | Scoop.it
"Memory is dialogic and arises not only from direct experience but from the intercourse of many minds."

"Memory is never a precise duplic
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3 Ways Positive Intelligence Leads to Success - by Shawn Achor

3 Ways Positive Intelligence Leads to Success - by Shawn Achor | Issues Effecting Transformational Learning | Scoop.it
Best-Selling author Shawn Achor shares his research on the "happiness advantage" and how it can boost your personal and professional success.
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Creativity, Education and the Gift of 'Stress'

Creativity, Education and the Gift of 'Stress' | Issues Effecting Transformational Learning | Scoop.it
Most of us need the variety of inputs life brings, including experiences of dissonance and difficulty and tension, in order to achieve some level of creative output.
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Important message for leaders, coaches, and teachers! 

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Attitude Goes Five Miles

Attitude Goes Five Miles | Issues Effecting Transformational Learning | Scoop.it
Last night on my way out the door for my ritual run (a euphemism for a walk/jog,) I stuck a $10 bill in my jacket pocket because, who knows: 1) I might want a lemonade from the two young female ent...
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Occupy the Digital: Critical Pedagogy and New Media | Theory | HYBRID PEDAGOGY

Occupy the Digital: Critical Pedagogy and New Media | Theory | HYBRID PEDAGOGY | Issues Effecting Transformational Learning | Scoop.it
Hybrid Pedagogy is an academic and networked journal of teaching and technology that combines the strands of critical and digital pedagogy to arrive at the best social and civil uses of technology and digital media in education.

Via Ove Christensen
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Personal Learning Environments and the revolution of Vygotsky’s Zone of Proximal Development

Personal Learning Environments and the revolution of Vygotsky’s Zone of Proximal Development | Issues Effecting Transformational Learning | Scoop.it

The Personal Learning Environment is transferring some — or most — of the responsibility of somebody’s learning path from the instructor (back) to the learner. And, in doing so, it also implies regaining the control of one’s own learning path and its design. 

 

There will be an increasing need of instructors as more knowledgeable others (MKO) in order to learn how to learn something. With Personal Learning Environments to cover the ground of one’s Zone of Personal Development, learning how to learn, how to design one’s own learning process may be more relevant than ever and require more help from third parties.

 

My thesis was on Vygotsky's Zone of Personal Development and saw the relationship with Personal Learning Environments. This article makes it clear that now with digital resources at your fingertips the PLE redefines the ZPD.


Via Barbara Bray, Marta Braylan
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Patrick Carr's comment, January 14, 2013 5:20 PM
Great scoop William. I think this is heading in the right direction. Using technology to guide learners not spoon feed them.
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Create your own learning (CYOL)

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Achieving the goal: William Barry's Ph.D graduation ceremony!

1 minute clip of the November 24, 2012 Nottingham Trent University graduation ceremony in Nottingham, England.
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The result of resiliency, faith, and the love and care of

other people!

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Alan Seale's Personal Blog » Blog Archive » When Goal Setting Misses the Point – Transforming How We Get Things Done

Alan Seale's Personal Blog » Blog Archive » When Goal Setting Misses the Point – Transforming How We Get Things Done | Issues Effecting Transformational Learning | Scoop.it
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Teaming in the Twenty-First Century — HBS Working Knowledge

Teaming in the Twenty-First Century — HBS Working Knowledge | Issues Effecting Transformational Learning | Scoop.it
Today's teams are not well designed for getting work done in the twenty-first century, argues Professor Amy C. Edmondson . One starting point: learn the skill of teaming.

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Take care of the point


If you are not careful you will miss the point of Amy Edmondson's book - teaming is a necessary skill - not only for the organization but for individuals.  However, most organizations have not desinged work to take advantage of  the power of team work or to develop teaming skills.  Project teams do not create the same type of team skills that work teams (longer term single focused teams) create.  


What's the difference?


Imagine that you are  are asked to join a scouting patrol on a battlefield.  Your choice is to work in a unit where the team members are picked at random and then disband at the end of the patrol.   The other choice is with a team that has had the same team members for several weeks...maybe months.  Which one would you trust to have the skills necessary to succeed?  In most cases, the second team would be my choice.  The best team skills are developed in small units (6-8 being most ideal) with enough time to challenge, test and develop each member and the group as a whole.     


For many years now, organizations skipped basic work team formations and have tried to work soley with temporary project teams.  They have done this to take short cuts to results.  However, when you bypass they flow of work in the usual organization integration and sustainability becomes problematic. 


What's the opportunity?


Work system design...or redesign.  Design work systems where teams are the main unit of work.  Make sure you support the success of these teams and your temporary project teams will get better...automatically.


In the late 80's and early 90's significant effort was put in by some organizations to do just that they redesigned work to maximize the performance of team units.  They were called self-managing, or self-directed, or "work cells".  Results were mixed depending upon the design and understanding of leadership of how Team System functions and how to sustain results and maintain skills.  Those that did this well found they were also significantly more successful with temporary, project teams. 


Work today is not more fast paced than before - it just looks like it is due to the chaos most organizations create with ineffective work design and disconnected processes, and inadequete tools.

  

Do you want to move forward with your teams?  Try taking a step back and rethinking how work should...well, work.


Billy Bennett and Pyramid ODI have helped a number of organizaitons revitalize performance with improved design of teambased work systems>



www.pyramidodi.com

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Higher Education in America 2064: Goodbye Humanities, Hello Business 101 | The EvoLLLution

Higher Education in America 2064: Goodbye Humanities, Hello Business 101 | The EvoLLLution | Issues Effecting Transformational Learning | Scoop.it
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Scary vision for the future of higher education.

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The successful model of P-TECH, a star in modern technology education, will be duplicated in at least two new city schools coming this fall

The successful model of P-TECH, a star in modern technology education, will be duplicated in at least two new city schools coming this fall | Issues Effecting Transformational Learning | Scoop.it
Pathways in Technology Early College High School — better known as P-TECH — had earned local buzz for its innovative six-year program in which students start in ninth grade and stay until they’ve earned associate’s degrees in a partnership with IBM...
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Read about this brilliant idea to improve education!

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"Education and the Significance of Life"

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One of my favorite books! Check out this brief citation. 

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Meteor Blast Rocks Russia

Meteor Blast Rocks Russia | Issues Effecting Transformational Learning | Scoop.it
This just in: reports of bright meteors and loud explosions have been coming from Russia, with the incredible video above showing what appears to be a meteo
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Wow! Amazing and scary at the same time!

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What to Tell Kids After Failures and Mistakes

What to Tell Kids After Failures and Mistakes | Issues Effecting Transformational Learning | Scoop.it
Research in the field of developmental psychology suggests these tools.
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Great Leadership: 3 Ways to Improve Your Positive Intelligence (PQ)

Great Leadership: 3 Ways to Improve Your Positive Intelligence (PQ) | Issues Effecting Transformational Learning | Scoop.it
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The Conscious Lifestyle: A Leader Bonds Emotionally

The Conscious Lifestyle:  A Leader Bonds Emotionally | Issues Effecting Transformational Learning | Scoop.it
In this series of posts we're discussing the qualities of leadership using the acronym L-E-A-D-E-R-S. The second letter, "E” stands for emotional bonding. Of all the various qualities that
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Read this: Important learning for leaders!

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Margaret Lavin: A proven way to improve failing schools

Margaret Lavin: A proven way to improve failing schools | Issues Effecting Transformational Learning | Scoop.it
At the end of the 2011 academic year, Belle Air Elementary School in San Bruno was entering its fifth year of Program Improvement under the federal No Child Left Behind program (NCLB).
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Brilliant leadership for school improvement by Notre Dame de Namur University in Belmont, California.

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failing schools
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Community Media - Interactive World: 18 Advantages of visual auto-ethnography for research

Community Media - Interactive World: 18 Advantages of visual auto-ethnography for research | Issues Effecting Transformational Learning | Scoop.it

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Implications for action research worth considering!

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Maria Rachelle's comment, January 14, 2013 3:52 PM
Great practical advise.
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High-Achieving Women Think Differently

High-Achieving Women Think Differently | Issues Effecting Transformational Learning | Scoop.it
People carry with them a set of rules or beliefs about the way they feel the worl
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Interesting article about the importance of healthy self-talk.

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Why is Superman still so popular?

Why is Superman still so popular? | Issues Effecting Transformational Learning | Scoop.it
With the release of Man of Steel looming, Paul Harris examines why the Superman story retains such power after more than 70 years

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Interesting and thought provoking read!

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A look at how Superman stays relevant by mirroring society's changing values.

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Intersting reading

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» 6 Facts About Transpersonal Psychology - World of Psychology

» 6 Facts About Transpersonal Psychology - World of Psychology | Issues Effecting Transformational Learning | Scoop.it
I don't remember learning about transpersonal psychology in my clinical psych program.

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William Barry, Ph.D.'s comment, January 6, 2013 9:06 PM
The psychological foundation of my approach to teaching, learning, and conducting living theory action research.
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summary that captures transpersonal pschology