Category Archives: Learning

Lessons Finland can learn from Nokia

In this week’s Helsinki Times David J Cord draws comparisons between Nokia and its parent country Finland. David writes… ‘FINLAND benefited greatly during Nokia’s time of success. We gained tax income, jobs, know-how, and a great international reputation. Yet we … Continue reading

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Stafford Beer

At the beginning of Stafford Beer’s book “Brain Of The Firm” he explains communication in a very simple yet most effective way. I felt that his message was worth sharing. “In communication everything depends on what you end up with, not on … Continue reading

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MOOC: A Massive Open Online Course – Societal Innovation in Education?

On the 12th of September the MOOC  http://www.change.mooc.ca  (a massive open on line open course) begins. Participation is free, there is no specific syllabus and participants in the course decide when, how, what, and why the want to learn.  This … Continue reading

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A call for a return to fairness

“We value effort, hard work, diligence, conscientiousness, and application; we do not value free-riders, shirkers, the slapdash, those who do the minimum or jobsworths “,  writes Will Hutton  in his latest book “Them and Us – Changing Britain – Why … Continue reading

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Sinking and Swimming: Understanding Britains Unmet Needs

The Young Foundation (www.youngfoundation.org) produced a report in December 2009 called “Sinking and Swimming: Understanding Britains Unmet Needs”. This is a study of who is sinking and who is swimming in Britain. Since the study, I’m sure things have even … Continue reading

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Innovative Mentoring – Mentoring Innovately

During the drafting of this post, David Roberts and I talked about mentoring as part of a wide-ranging skype conversation, then I read his September 1st post which, from a conversation with Philippe Lukacs, notes these “Three Requirements for Societal … Continue reading

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Designing ecosystems for social innovation

Information source: Jacqueline Lim September 1, 2011 Charmian Love will be speaking next week at the International Symposium on Designing Ecosystems for Social Innovation in Tokyo, Japan (via live feed from London). The symposium is co-organised by the British Council … Continue reading

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Three requirements for Societal Innovation

During this past week I have had to opportunity to play the role of ‘Thinker in Residence’ at the Aalto University Camp for Societal Innovation ACSI.  The camp enables attendees to self organise and experiment with new ideas, new possibilities, … Continue reading

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Changing how (parts of) society thinks

How can we change how society thinks? We can take the radical path, promoting radically different ideas, demand changes, impose different laws, force change on society but that often does not work.It often alientates even more. If society or the … Continue reading

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How can we recognise the creative expression of learning?

We are moving into a Post-Institutional phase of learning –  learning is something you can do anywhere. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y9HCK3wKmD0

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