Education: it is about the Climate.

 

Why the climate?

We sometimes forget that we are part of an environment. That we are nurtured. Our values and concepts are nurtured by our surroundings. Instead of systems that tell us whether we are wrong, it would be most preferable to be shaped rather than told. Curiosity is an engine to achievement. If we stifle curiosity, we create obstacles and personal development. More importantly, creativity and risk taking. Not so much the risk taking against the law, but perhaps against ourselves. The best way to discover oneself is to push oneself beyond their own limits. However, if that is stifled, then we will be unable to truly discover out own potential. So challenge the norm…

A Standardised Society?

Most developed societies have standardisations to measure success or wealth. We are all familiar with the notion that some people like examinations and some fair better with projects and essays. This notion did not formulate out of nowhere. We need to embrace the varying type of people in this world. In this case, we cannot measure ourselves by how well we fair in examinations. If we continue to let standardised tests define our individuality, we will before a standardised society. In some sense we already are, and hence that is why we need need studies in psychology, behaviour and neuroscience, because no matter how unified society is, people are not…

 

social innovation: make some money by texting.

Now, low income earners can send SMS during their free time and earn some extra bucks! Research by Microsoft revealed a crowd-sourcing model that requires low income earners to translate words and gain mobile credit in return! To good to be true? Perhaps, but this is one step forward for scalable social innovation to take traction. A summary of how it is done can be found here, and if you want a more in depth understanding and economic analysis, you may click hereContinue reading

paradigm of time within education.

Salman Khan, the creator of Khan Academy has distinctly pointed out the importance of time in education.

Khan has revealed the importance of education in a timely fashion to suit each and every mind. ‘Faster does not necessarily mean better. Learning is an individual time based feature of each human being and each of us will have time variations when understanding concepts.

The Khan Academy and many other online class platforms allow students or members of the public to learn at their own pace. Once cannot rush another’s learning. Perhaps the term ‘learning’ is too broad of a word. There is a fine line between understanding and knowing. Perhaps ‘learning’ is an accumulation of both concepts. One can ‘know’ something but not necessarily understand it and may require more time to fully conceptualize it.

This is where time plays a role in your ‘ownage’ of you development. Beating up yourself because you learn something slower than other just means that there is a variation of ‘the time concept’ relative to others. If one may learn how to do calculus faster than you, perhaps you know how to learn how to create muscle memory related to kicking a soccer ball faster than that same person.

Thus, when you are learning, put away the clock, your watch and the concept of this man-created concept of time and just let your mind be the controller of the pace of which your mind develops.

…tick tock… the clock is ticking and we have the time we need…

paradigm of time within education.

Salman Khan, the creator of Khan Academy has distinctly pointed out the importance of time in education.

Khan has revealed the importance of education in a timely fashion to suit each and every mind. ‘Faster does not necessarily mean better. Learning is an individual time based feature of each human being and each of us will have time variations when understanding concepts.

The Khan Academy and many other online class platforms allow students or members of the public to learn at their own pace. Once cannot rush another’s learning. Perhaps the term ‘learning’ is too broad of a word. There is a fine line between understanding and knowing. Perhaps ‘learning’ is an accumulation of both concepts. One can ‘know’ something but not necessarily understand it and may require more time to fully conceptualize it.

This is where time plays a role in your ‘ownage’ of you development. Beating up yourself because you learn something slower than other just means that there is a variation of ‘the time concept’ relative to others. If one may learn how to do calculus faster than you, perhaps you know how to learn how to create muscle memory related to kicking a soccer ball faster than that same person.

Thus, when you are learning, put away the clock, your watch and the concept of this man-created concept of time and just let your mind be the controller of the pace of which your mind develops.

…tick tock… the clock is ticking and we have the time we need…