by Layne Hartsell There are any number of areas where emergence is occurring such as in nanotechnology, micromanufacturing (not to be confused with molecular manufacturing which is about 15 years away), economics, politics, and thus the term emergence takes on near metaphysical force, though I do not intend something on the order of the dialectical materialism which …
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Rule 1. Cultivate Lifelong Learning as a “Style of Thinking” That Concentrates on Fundamental Principles Rather Than on Facts Rule 2. Structure Your Learning to Ride the Information Tsunami Rather Than Drown in It Rule 3. Be Prepared to Compete and Interact with a Greater and More Rapidly Increasing Number of Scientists Than at Any Time in the Past Rule 4. Focus on the Future but Don’t Ignore the Past Rule 5. Look for the Personal Angle Rule 6. Learn from the Successes of Others Rule 7. Use Trial and Error to Find the Style of Learning That Suits You Rule 8. No Matter How Much Advice You Get and How Much Talent You Possess, It Is Still You Who Must Do the Learning and Put in the Time Rule 9. Have a Vision to Give You a General Direction Rule 10. Make Your Life Count: Struggle for Excellence
How deep is your commitment to reflective practice?
Do you maintain a reflective journal? Do you blog? Do you capture and archive your reflections in a different space?
Do you consistently reserve a bit of time for your own reflective work? Do you help the learners you serve do the same?
I began creating dedicated time and space for reflection toward the end of my classroom teaching career, and the practice has followed me through my work at the WNY Young Writer’s Studio. I’ve found that it can take very little time and yet, the return on our investment has always been significant.
The complexity in all areas of life in the 21st century, especially in politics, business, public services and education means that people who have learnt the skills to become systems thinkers are invaluable, but they are in very short supply.
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