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Finland and South Korea top the charts in a new global education ranking. But with very different philosophies. We're looking at what the US – ranked number 17 – can learn.
Via Ken Morrison
Louise Robinson-Lay's insight:
Some interesting insights.
If people are given the right tools and the right environment, will they spontaneously collaborate and share knowledge? Why do some people find it difficult to share and collaborate? Would incentives and rewards make a difference?
Collaboration in the workplace is now high on the priority list of many organisations seeking to leverage social technologies to free-up knowledge and provide opportunities for co-creation, co-production and innovation.
Gust MEES: I was one of the TOP10 Knol authors (Google Knol discontinued its service as on May 1, 2012) and I was involved in a lot of collaborative articles with multicultural authors and it was a very positive experience... I hope one day having the same opportunity back again on WordPress now...
One of our "old knols" (created on November 02, 2010 [we were pioneers]) is being migrated to WordPress here if you would like to check it:
- For A Better World
Via Gust MEES, Heiko Idensen
Maybe “design” can help in understanding the importance of cultural diversity and interdisciplinarity.
Because, “to design is much more than simply to assemble, to order, or even to edit; it is to add value and meaning, to illuminate, to simplify, to clarify, to dignify, to dramatize, to persuade and even perhaps to amuse.”-Paul Rand
Via Gust MEES, kathyvsr
Pop psychology tells us we can't go wrong with positive thinking. But new studies show that taking account of our obstacles is essential to success.
Gust MEES: Bring negative things into postive ones...
Via Gust MEES, Professor Jill Jameson
By Matthew E. May - with thanks, via Jim Lerman, Gust Mees:
"Neuroscientific research is beginning to shed light on the idea that to be more productive and creative, we need to make break-taking a regular practice. In his recent bestselling book Imagine: How Creativity Works, Jonah Lehrer writes:
“While it’s commonly assumed that the best way to solve a difficult problem is to relentlessly focus, this clenched state of mind comes with a hidden cost: it inhibits the sort of creative connections that lead to breakthroughs. We suppress the very type of brain activity that should be encouraged.”
"The challenge, though, is that we’re generally reticent to take those breaks, especially when it comes to our work and business. But many of us might not know an effective brain-rest technique aside from the obvious (take deep breaths, close your eyes) and the time-consuming (who has time to meditate for hours or take yoga three days a week?). So here are three targeted, quick and easy ways to rest your brain and maximize productivity."
Via Jim Lerman, Gust MEES, Professor Jill Jameson