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Three talks about people

Technology is wonderful at bringing the world to your door – wherever you are. I love the diverse learning made available through TED (Technology Events Design) talks. Technology enables this, but the learning can still be people-focused. Here are three of my favourite talks.

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A sparkling day in the powder

Sparkling day Hirafu

Today started like any other. The alarm went. We got out of bed, went through the daily administration of breakfast and coffee. Then we opened the blinds – to a clear sky, with lots of fresh snow. My day off and it’s a sparkler! 

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Three essentials for a healthy brain

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Photo credit – Everton Vila via unsplash.com

We all know the things that make for good physical health, but do we know what is required for our brain’s well-being? Actually, the components aren’t all that different.

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What is the value of an education?

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Photo credit – David Cantelli via unsplash.com

I was at the gym recently, just doing my thing, and listening to the conversation between some young people around me. What I heard was that someone had finished a degree but had no job in the area. (My guess – taking a gap year in Niseko!) There were exchanges about degrees and their value. I suggested that it was something no one could take away from them. And further, that it was evidence that they knew how to learn. It made me think though – what is the real value of education?

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Unlearning – a critical part of learning

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Photo credit – Frederica Campanaro

Have you ever heard the term “unlearning”? It is just as important to progress as learning is. It is not about forgetting. It is a whole different way of looking at learning.

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Thoughts about intuition

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Photo credit – Roberto Nixon via unsplash.com

No matter how deep a study you make, what you really have to rely on is your own intuition. And when it comes down to it, you really don’t know what’s going to happen until you do it.
~ Konosuke Matsushita

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