This article is a summary of reflections from Ross Hall following the WISE Summit in Doha in December. I have published this with permission and look forward to the many conversations that will be generated following the Roundglass Learning Summit this week. Thanks Ross, Roundglass and the global weavers who are exploring holistic ways of learning and wellbeing.
The Future of Learning conference 2019 is now over but the real work is yet to begin. At the end of the conference I challenged people to #acceptthenudge and to take action. After attending a conference it is important to percolate ideas, to follow up with new relationships and to dig more deeply into areas of particular interest. If we all make one small positive change we can gain collective momentum. So here are some of the links to my conference notes and presentations. I hope they jog you into action…
There is an emerging conversation around the X-shaped learner, what it is and what the implications might be. I have been following this conversation for some time as I have previously referred to the T-shaped learner to illustrate the changing focus towards a broader range of transferable skills or skill clusters to be prepared for a changing world. In this blogpost I have attempted to summarise the changing nature of learning, talent and workers and to share some of the links that I have found particularly useful in exploring new horizons as an X-shaped learner.
I made the mistake of reading the 2019 Metro article on the ‘Best Schools in Auckland’ while in transit. You know, something to read on the flight home… By the time my flight landed, I was completely exhausted and perplexed. I was left wondering why these sorts of articles are still being written. Isn’t it time we were more challenging in our thinking? Hasn’t this type of article had its day?
It has been a little quiet on the blogging front as I recover from shoulder surgery. However my colleague Nick Burnett has come to the rescue and offered his thoughts about some of the changes happening in education and learning for 2019. Enjoy the read. I will be back with you soon. Meanwhile check out some of my previous leadership trends posts and enjoy this guest post.
When colleague Hamish Duff and I conceived a series of Future of Learning events we had no idea of the ripple effect that would be created. We set out to explore the impact of exponential technologies on learning in its widest sense. We wanted to move beyond the technohype of robots stealing jobs; to support a diverse group of people to understand more about some of the changes we can expect; and to work with self selected individuals who wanted to take action by way of group projects.