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Excavating knowledge

Photo by Steve Wheeler Theories of learning can be useful in helping us to understand the possibilities of learning, and also to guide teachers in their pedagogical practice. But to which theories should we subscribe? Furthermore, in the digital age where every aspect of our lives is governed by technology, do the theories from the last century still have relevance? The following exploration of the theory known as 'constructivism' may present some clues:Learning relies on the individual...
Tags: Technology, Learning, Education, Knowledge, Web, Teaching, Accommodation, eLearning, Piaget, Bruner, Vygotsky, ZPD, Jerome Bruner, Steve Wheeler, Plymouth England, Assimilation


Nigerian data analytics company Terragon acquires Asian mobile ad firm Bizense

Jake Bright Contributor Jake Bright is a writer and author in New York City. He is co-author of The Next Africa. More posts by this contributor Africa Roundup: Local VC funds surge, Naspers ramps up and fintech diversifies Tarform debuted new e-motorcycles but is there a U.S. market? Nigerian consumer data analytics firm Terragon Group has acquired Asian mobile marketing company Bizense in a cash and stock deal. Based in Singapore,...
Tags: TC, Column, Asia, Business, Knowledge, Indonesia, Singapore, India, New York City, Nigeria, Africa, Tech, Unilever, E-commerce, Ceo, Economy


Head, hand and heart

Photo from Pxhere I can't speak for anyone else, but my own personal learning is most enriched when I'm in conversations with others. Whether it is sat during a break in a conference schedule; over a few drinks in the evening with a couple of colleagues; in breakout sessions; or simply sat discussing ideas across a social media channel; all of these can be rich veins of new thinking for me. I suspect it's the same for many others.I recently read a thought provoking article in the RSA jour...
Tags: School, Education, Knowledge, Skills, Curriculum, Schools, eLearning, Emotional Intelligence, Peter Hyman, Hyman, Steve Wheeler, Plymouth England, Royal Society of Arts, Stratford East London, Head Hand And Heart, School 21


Review – Lenny’s Book of Everything

I remember when I was a pre-schooler, the day our World Book Encyclopedia and Childcraft How and Why Library sets arrived. They lived in their own custom-built bookshelf and went with us whenever we moved house. I was contemplating selling them this year to free up space or failing that, surrendering them to the compost … Continue reading Review – Lenny’s Book of Everything The post Review – Lenny’s Book of Everything appeared first on The Boomerang Books Blog.
Tags: Books, Grief, Family, Review, Knowledge, Social Issues, Loss, Siblings, Heatlh, Lenny, Family and Community, Book Reviews - Childrens and Young Adult, New Book Releases, Book Reviews - Fiction, Dimity Powell, Allen & Unwin


Oxford Think Festival: 10th – 18th November 2018

Oxford University Press is delighted to once again partner with Blackwell’s Oxford to host a weekend of talks and discussions. After three successful years as the Oxford Philosophy Festival, the event returns this year as the Oxford Think Festival. Celebrating the quest for knowledge and seeking to stimulate discussion of some of the big issues and ideas of our time, the festival brings together some of our most inspiring and exciting minds. Join us for a full weekend of debates and discussion, ...
Tags: Books, Crowdsourcing, Politics, Featured, Knowledge, America, George Orwell, Oxford, Athens, Philosophy, 2016 Election, Orwell, Discussion, Social Sciences, Martha, Roger


Paradigms lost, wisdom gained

Tycho Brahe lived with a hand-crafted nose made of brass after his real one was sliced off in a duel. Mr. Brahe was a renowned 16th-century Danish astronomer and a great empirical scientist whose data were used to formulate Johannes Kepler’s three laws of planetary motion. But for our purposes, Tycho Brahe is especially interesting for something other than his prosthetic schnoz or his contributions to astronomy, but for a notable mistake.Confronted with his own irrefutable evidence that the know...
Tags: Books, Featured, Knowledge, Belief, Earth, Freud, Social Sciences, Milton, Adam, Johannes Kepler, Tycho Brahe, Science & Medicine, David P. Barash, Brahe, Scientific Method, War On Science


The Gospel and the Mind, by Bradley G. Green

I just read The Gospel and the Mind: Recovering and Shaping the Intellectual Life by Bradley G Green.  I’m wondering why it took me so long. Read it: I predict you will wonder the same thing. I’ve read theories of knowledge before. I’ve never come across one that put it in such a theological and ethical light as this one does. It’s not epistemology, it’s ethics: the kind of persons we need to be in order to know anything truly at all. And that kind of person, Green says, is a believing Christian...
Tags: Minneapolis, Knowledge, California, Religion, Book Reviews, Green, Alexandria, Gospel, Lewis, Corinth, Greene, Jenson, Chuck Colson, Posts, Robert Jenson, Bradley G Green


Learn To Talk Like A TED Talker

You can become as good as one of those TED talkers Image Credit: urban_data In the world of speakers, we are always looking for role models who understand the importance of public speaking and that will show us how this whole speaking thing is supposed to be done. Sure, there are the Tony Robbins of the world, but most of us don’t think that we’ll ever be able to emulate him. Instead, we go looking for more down-to-earth examples of speakers who can show us how good we could be. The good n...
Tags: Knowledge, California, Tony Robbins, Ted, Practice, Care, Focus, Questions, Speaking, Scope, 5 - Rehearse, Intriguing, Jim Anderson, Provocative, Unpack, Real World Public Speaking Skills Question


3 Tips For Delivering A Winning Presentation

We want every presentation that we give to be a winner Image Credit: Danny Munnerley Every time that we deliver a presentation, because we understand the importance of public speaking, we want it to go well. We do our best to get ready, to deliver the speech, and then we sit back with our fingers crossed hoping that we were able to connect with our audience. The good news is that sometimes we are successful. The bad news is that sometimes we are not. What we really need is some sort of sys...
Tags: Knowledge, Planning, Winning, Speech, Delivery, Questions, Presentation, Supporting, Speaking, Organizing, 3 - Create, Follow Up, Jim Anderson, Staging, Real World Public Speaking Skills Question, Danny Munnerley


Transferring knowledge across generations

What happens to decades of knowledge when employees retire? As Baby Boomers move into retirement, field service organizations scramble to transfer knowledge from seasoned pros to the next generation of workers. This is especially important as the hiring pool for field service organizations dwindles—The Manpower Group found that 40% of employers have difficulty filling roles, […]
Tags: Featured, News, Knowledge, Recruiting, Hiring, Knowledge Management, Branding, Onboarding, Baby Boomers, Blog Posts, Sourcing, Succession Planning, Knowledge Economy, The Manpower Group


Database

Knowledge is power. [Author: Doug]
Tags: Comics, Knowledge, Data, Cartoons, Database, Data Analysis, Boring, Doug, 3x7, Chickenless


Revitalizing the Epistemology of Religion

Philosophers studying epistemology debate the exact nature of knowledge, typically by examining the “evidence” behind one’s beliefs: logical processes, sensory perception, and so on. They also wonder about how much we can know. Knowledge about the empirical world is perhaps one thing; yet what about our beliefs in the areas of history, or mathematics, or morality, or politics? Or religion? Religious belief is subject to constant scrutiny in both philosophy and some popular culture. Should people...
Tags: Books, Politics, Featured, Knowledge, Belief, Philosophy, Morality, Descartes, Arts & Humanities, Sensory Perception, And God, Epistemology Of Religion, Logical Processes, Matthew A. Benton


Survey: Knowledge Gap Contributing To Housing Market And Affordability Concerns, Cautiousness

National survey by Laurel Road reveals current housing and financial environment impacting purchasing decisions, despite institutional indicators New York, NY – June 11, 2018 (PRNewswire) Ten years after the 2008 housing crisis, Americans eye the housing market with caution, as more than half (53%) of Americans who have or plan to buy a home admit they’re concerned about their ability to afford a home in the current market, according to a recent study of college-educated adults. The findings, re...
Tags: Real Estate, New York, Knowledge, Washington, Housing Market, Radio, Connecticut, Gap, Affordability, Puerto Rico, U S, FDIC, National Association of Realtors, Gen Xers, Real Estate News, Wakefield Research


The Freedom of Not Knowing the Answer

Not knowing can be paralyzing. The fear of someone asking me a question I couldn’t answer was overwhelming. I was driven to be the one person who knew all the answers. I learned in the corporate world that if we don’t have the answer right now, some one else “smarter than” us will. It can be a career killer. We are taught that knowledge is valuable, which is wonderful, BUT, if we have core beliefs that revolve around us feeling less than, that can translate into “if I don’t know enough, I am not...
Tags: Knowledge, Inspiration, Fear, Brilliance


Why the Future is up to Us

We live in a fast-paced world where technology changes our lives daily. For some it’s invigorating. For others it’s intimidating if not terrifying. With news about AI (artificial intelligence) getting smarter and more accurate, self-driving cars and trucks becoming more … Continue reading →
Tags: Maps, Technology, Leadership, Money, Learning, Education, Knowledge, Future, Wealth, Innovation, Ai, Techology


We won't get fooled again

Image from Pixabay April Fool's day jokes are usually fun, and I've indulged myself once or twice. But amidst all the springtime pranks and laughter, a serious point was also made on social media. It was that April 1st appears to be the only date in the entire calendar when people make a real effort to carefully check news stories, to avoid being fooled.Wouldn't it be great if everyone learnt to do this every day, with every piece of news encountered? As most of our news is conveyed to us...
Tags: Technology, News, Learning, Education, Knowledge, Digital, Literacy, eLearning, Understanding, April Fool, Steve Wheeler, Plymouth England


Triggered ideas: finding inspiration

Where do find your ideas? Are they buried deep in you and suddenly percolate up? Are they glimmers that appear over time until they coalesce into ‘an idea’? Are they reactions to something you see, hear, or do? Likely, you’ve experienced all three and certainly all are the result of accumulated experiences. The last one is special though, in being what we can call ‘triggered’. Something triggered your emotions or imagination and you acted in response. Scientists are often triggered by things aro...
Tags: Books, Science, Featured, Knowledge, Inspiration, Research, Breakthroughs, Darwin, Double Helix, Science & Medicine, The Double Helix with Dawn Field, Dawn Field, Biocode, Triggers, TeroVesalainen, Series & Columns


can you ace this geography quiz?

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Tags: Travel, Maps, Knowledge, Quiz, Around The World, Geography, Destinations


Domain Knowledge

As a leader runs an organization, it is important to hire people who have the domain knowledge of the business that they are in. These people are called subject matter experts (SME). They know the ins and outs of the business, and can help your organization traverse the landscape and develop new products or services that can help you increase your market share. Like a typical lifecycle, when an SME leaves the firm, the organization suffers some form of loss of knowledge. Depending on the extent ...
Tags: Leadership, Knowledge, Change Management, Change, Culture, Growth, WebEx, Team Dynamics


Tech4Reporters pitches a new hub for journalists to connect with tech experts

 Technology reporting has become a function of every single major news beat these days. From politics to crime, business and finance to entertainment, it’s increasingly important that reporters get a good grounding in the technology that’s transforming their beats to avoid basic errors. For John Biggs, an editor-at-large here at TechCrunch, the problem became so acute in the… Read More
Tags: TC, News, Knowledge, Communication, Tech, Language, Reporting, John Biggs, Semiotics


Shutterfly stock hits all-time high after snapping up the leader in kids’ class photos

 One day after announcing strong earnings and the massive strategic acquisition of the leader in yearbook and school photos, Shutterfly is watching its shares soar. It’s quite a turn for a company that just over a year ago was staring at a massive new market competitor in Amazon, whose entry into the personalized photo sharing market caused Shutterfly’s stock to tumble. By… Read More
Tags: Amazon, TC, Knowledge, Tech, Digital Media, Photo Sharing, Shutterfly, World Wide Web


Preliminary/Residual Thoughts on Descaling

(1) When even the most specialized of academic specialists cannot hope to keep up with the deluge of publication in their narrow specialty, the result is a new and distinctive kind of social volatility borne of something like information overpopulation. Research findings would then resist synthesis into social action, operating only in fragments scattered far and wide throughout the social system. Many collective advances would remain mere potentialities whose likelihood of manifesting plummets ...
Tags: Google, Knowledge, Jazz, Philosophy, Stefan Kac, DeBord, Coffeemakers, Cynics And Cynicism, Descaling, Fatalism And Fatalists, Postmodernism And Postmodernists


How to shift the competition

Successful business leaders thrive on competition. They’re at their best when contending for the top customers in high-end markets. They may feel that if they’re not in the middle of a cut-throat battle with competitors, they must not be succeeding. … Continue reading →
Tags: Business, Leadership, Knowledge, Trust, Risk, Innovation, Execution, Opportunities, Shift, Blue Ocean, Initiative, Market Insight


UnGoogleable questions again

Photo by Steve Wheeler Recently I posted a challenge in response to a question about lack of student engagement. It was to solve an unGoogleable question. Google (and other search engines) are used every day by academics and students alike to find content, and more often than not, to answer questions.It's no surprise then that many think that everything can be Googled. But they would be wrong. There are many questions that cannot be answered by simply going online and Googling.I blogged t...
Tags: Google, Technology, Learning, Education, Knowledge, Wikipedia, Blog, Teachers, Schools, eLearning, Steve Wheeler, Plymouth England, unGoogleable question, Human Anatomy


UnGoogleable questions

Image by Jim Groom on Flickr A perennial challenge for teachers everywhere is how to engage students and keep them engaged. Wherever I travel, I hear the same stories about how students are not engaged, and how they can be so easily distracted. Recently, technology (the handheld, personal variety) has come under fire from those who claim that it is a distraction in the classroom and lecture hall. Others have retorted that if teaching was engaging there would be no distractions - students ...
Tags: Google, Technology, Learning, Students, Education, Knowledge, Teachers, Engagement, eLearning, Distraction, Steve Wheeler, Plymouth England, Jim Groom, unGoogleable question


The problem with a knowledge-based society

In the last few decades, few concepts have spoken to the imagination of economists like the ‘knowledge based economy’ or ‘knowledge economy’ within Western policy circles. There has been a consensus that Western economies have entered a phase in economic history called the ‘knowledge’ or ‘knowledge-based’ era. The brains of the workforce are thought to be the most important contributor to today’s wealth creation. Through technological progress, innovating activities, and knowledge creation, econ...
Tags: Books, Featured, Knowledge, Economics, Sociology, Graduation, Social Sciences, Graduates, Business & Economics, Alvin Toffler, Pixabay, Graduate Students, Knowledge-based Economy, Gerbrand Tholen, Graduate Work, Knowledge Based Society


Your Passion is Your Greatest Asset, Learn How to Harness It

Your passion is your greatest asset, learn how to share it Continue reading →
Tags: Leadership, Knowledge, Entrepreneur, Passion, Experience, Creativity, Courage, Purpose, Grit, Ambitions


Limiting managers and liberating leaders

Image from Public Domain Pictures During more than 40 years of employment in large organisations I encountered two kinds of people in authority.* There were the limiting managers who dictated and directed what I should be doing and there were the liberating leaders who gave me space to discover for myself how I should be doing things. The limiting managers monitored my work and chastised me when I didn't measure up to their standards, while the liberating leaders gave me space to achieve ...
Tags: Leadership, Style, Learning, Knowledge, Singapore, Management, Skills, Change, eLearning, Compliance, Organisation, Steve Wheeler, Public Domain Pictures During, Julian Stodd


The Truth Holds Us (Original Thinking Series)

Yesterday was my 13th blogiversary at Thinking Christian. The beginning wasn’t much. Over the course of years, though, there have been a couple dozen articles I’ve written that reflected thinking I don’t believe I’d seen elsewhere before I wrote them. I’m going to repost several of them, slightly edited, under the series title “Original Thinking.” The first, today, is the one on which I’ve based my blog’s tagline. It first appeared on August 25, 2009. The Truth Holds Us It’s awkward being a C...
Tags: England, Knowledge, Religion, Oxford, Jesus, Truth, God, Christ, Jesus Christ, Lewis, Martin Luther, G K Chesterton, Posts, Christian Life, Chesterton, Knowing God