The profound mismatch between our intrinsic drive to learn and our institutions'
drive to control thwarts the continual unfolding of our natural curiosity,
capacity for invention, love of experimentation, sense of wonder, sense
of connection. At some level, the scars are equally severe for those who
'succeed' in the 'education' system as for those who fail. The 'winners'
have so much vested in what they know and in 'being right' that they become,
as Harvard's Chris Argyris puts it, 'smart people who cannot learn.'
What are the organizational principles and processes that simultaneously
unite the organization behind a common purpose while promoting individual
expression, creativity and learning at all levels?
will be the newest and largest learning segment in the twenty-first-century
marketplace. As information technologies become so much friendlier and
smarter, and as they become intrinsic to more and more products and services,
learning becomes a by-product (and by-service) of the customers' world.
Never before in history have customers considered themselves learners,
nor to such a great degree have businesses considered themselves educators." THE MONSTER UNDER THE BED; Stan Davis and Jim Botkin, 1994
It is now common knowledge that businesses need to learn from customers.
Do you believe it equally important to educate cusomers?
obsolescence and failure of education is rooted not in the design of schools
but in the design of school systems. Those who, undeniably with
the best intentions, propose to reinvent education one classroom at a time
and one school at a time simply do not comprehend that in the difficult
task of trying to change very big systems, the scale and form of change
is critical." SCHOOL'S OUT; Lewis J. Perelman, 1992
When will the current industrial based system of education totally collapse?
is no longer feasible to enable only those who are adept at decontextualized
learning to develop their competencies. We need to broaden our notion of
what can be considered intelligence, in terms of both individual and cultural
components. Along with new attitudes about intelligence, new forms of schooling
and assessment are needed to foster competencies of the majority." MULTIPLE INTELLIGENCES; Howard Gardner, 1993
Will businesses in the 21st century be employing and developing these
and other multiple intellignces with in the next 10 years?
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