1 - EPIC 2020 Future of Education - via Jay Cross
2 - Avoiding learned helplessness at work – John Stepper
Learned helplessness occurs when an animal is repeatedly subjected to an aversive stimulus that it cannot escape. Eventually, the animal will stop trying to avoid the stimulus and behave as if it is utterly helpless to change the situation. Even when opportunities to escape are presented, this learned helplessness will prevent any action.
They agreed that people weren’t born negative and complacent. They were trained to become that way. They felt that most people who go to college and join large firms are looking to tap into those basic human motivators at work. But, over time, many learn that it’s not possible, at least not for them.
3 – The game of course – Jay Cross
In the past, I’ve sounded a wake-up call that most learning does not take place in courses. If that’s all we’re offering, we aren’t serving our internal customers. When this message fell on deaf ears, I wrote that courses are dead. I think I underplayed the message. Actually, courses are a ticking time bomb. If courses are the only way you enable experienced workers to learn what they need to know in order to excel, you’re not fulfilling your professional responsibilities. Tech-savvy hactivists are replacing the passive and obedient older workforce we’ve been accustomed to. Real soon now, you’ll be confronted with workers who are mad as hell and aren’t going to take it any more. If you don’t hack the system, they will.
3 – Learning by doing – Harold Jarche
It’s all about Probes [as in Probe-Sense-Respond]
How do you enable people to take the initiative to make needed creative decisions in their work with the equally important discipline needed to follow standard procedures?
6 – Replacing the classroom-as-factory with collaborative learning – FastCoExist
Whether you call it collaborative education, distributed learning, or peer-to-peer learning, these emerging forms democratize the factory model. It isn’t so much a move toward the future, as a rediscovery of past methods. The game changing aspect of the new models, then, isn’t the type of education that they champion, but the methods they use to distribute.