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Education deals with the essence of what it means to be human. No undertaking is more valuable, more sacred.
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"If you can't explain it simply,
you don't understand it well enough"
There is an Indian proverb that says that everyone is
a house with four rooms
Most of us tend to live in one room most of the time but unless we go into every room every day, even only to keep it aired, we are not a complete person. - Rummer Godden
Leonardo Da Vinci
Question: What is a Value?
A principle or beliefs that
guides our thinking and behaviour
Resilience - managing change
Three stages of learning
The p.u.p.a.e. learning line
How do we get the results?
If, after doing so, one simply knocks out all the central inferences and presents one’s audience with the starting-point and the conclusion, one may produce a startling, though possibly a meretricious, effect.
The adventure of the dancing men
by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
Sensitivity to the initial conditions is known more commonly as
The Butterfly Effect
Make things simple, and no simpler
stages of maturation
The six conditions for change
consolidation and support
The 10 40 40 10 rule
The block to change is often fear.
The aim of education is not to transfer knowledge; it is to guide the learning process, to equip the learner with the methods of research. It is not the piecemeal merchandising of information; it is to enable the acquisition of the methods for learning on one’s own; it is the provision of keys to unlock the vault of knowledge.
Rather than encouraging students to appropriate the intellectual treasures uncovered by others, we should enable them to undertake on their own the process of discoveryand invention.
chaos: order without predictability
ARE YOU OPEN OR CLOSED OR JUST STUCK?
Rose, Rose, rose, rose
Shall i ever see thee wed?
aye, marry, that thou shalt
when thou art dead!
Change your mind.
prove you've got one.
as a model for learning and life
The pupil as hero
The teacher as hero
The call to adventure
acceptance of the call
crossing the threshold
the path of trials
returning with the elixir
COMPLEXITY - INTERCONNECTED SYSTEMS
Interdependent - Global
if you know,
but do not do,
you do not know.
The learning brain
The three keys for learning
success in schools and businesses
The four human needs
To be or not to be, that is the question
The Heartache and thousand natural shocks
TO grunt and sweat under a weary life
Enterprises of great pith and moment
The Butterfly model is a model of
Cohen, J. & Stewart, I (1994)
The Collapse of Chaos: Discovering Simplicity in a Complex World
The school of athens
Fractal: self similarity
sensitivity to initial conditions
what kind of culture is created when
these four human needs
are valued and developed?
The Butterfly Model by Roy Leighton FRSA
By Roy Leighton