Education

educ150x150Etymologically, the word “education” means “to guide out of.” In other words: to develop. Today education refers to learning and the methods of developping physical, psychological and intellectual faculties. Education is shaped by culture, geography and history. While every nation has its own unique educational system, most share two fundamental characteristics: training the young to become socially-responsible adults, and growing governmental influence in education policy.

Education is considered an important aspect of personal development, with some governments guaranteeing the right to education. A strong educational system is indeed seen as a major benefit to a nation’s strength. Inversely, an underperforming educational system is seen as a handicap to further development. (Wikipedia)

To learn more:

Forum Educavox 2013
Joël de Rosnay speaking at Forum Educavox 2013 organized by l’An@é – April 6, 2013. (in french)

Enseigner aujourd’hui ?
Joël de Rosnay speaking on the subject of ANAE (Association nationale des acteurs de l’école) at the Communication d’Hourtin Summer University – August 25, 2013. (in french)

 

The Learning Process

process150x150 The way we learn and share knowledge has changed. Net Generation workers have specific expectations about technology and the workplace, particularly when it comes to leveraging their natural digital-social ecosystem to perform valuable tasks such as technology trend forecasting. Traditional teaching methods are analytical and linear. Net Geners perceive the world multidimensionally, at ease with the cooperative nature of information networks.

Today’s generation learns and works differently. Companies that resist this change risk frustrating this growing workforce, resulting in loss of productivity and employee morale. Businesses need embrace the Net Gen’s techno-centric worldview and transform the workplace accordingly. It is by meeting the needs of these digitally-connected workers that companies can keep up with the challenges of the digital age.