Category: education

Want to be an artist or designer? New study shows you need rich parents

A new study by the US Department of Labour has found that people currently in the most creative professions, including Designers, Musicians and Artists, came predominantly from richer parents. The people in these creative professions were by far and away the most likely to be earning significantly less than their parents earned, usually no more than Janitors, Maids or Waiters. Continue reading

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20 Things Educators Need To Know About Digital Literacy Skills

Widely understood to be essential to success in the workplace and modern life, digital literacy is beginning to emerge as a necessary component of curricula across the globe. As current undergraduates have never known a life without the internet, it’s only natural that universities should nurture their familiarity with technology, encouraging its use in teaching and learning. Continue reading

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Innovation Questions of the Day

As a parent and someone who is focused and passionate about helping organizations create a sustainable innovation culture for their organization, I’m always thinking about inspirational questions to help put people in the right mindset to innovation, thinking about what subjects our educational institutions should be teaching in order to create tomorrow’s innovative workforce. Lately I came up with a couple of questions I’d like to share with you. Continue reading

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When MFAs work with MBAs, it could be akin to what poet and artist William Blake called “sweet science,” writes entrepreneur and Southern Growth Studio leader, Michael Graber, who explains how creatives help balance out analytic types.
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Originally, developed by futurist Alvin Toffler to describe how we can overcome the inertia of the status quo, this dynamic process of recalibrating our thinking by engaging in a process of individual and collective learning, unlearning and relearning equips us to abandon what is not working so… Continue reading

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How do we connect meaningfully with family, community and with our personal life? How do we engage meaningfully with work? Rediscover how the methodologies that help us achieve process excellence; can help us reach our own personal excellence. Continue reading

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