Four core intelligences identified by Carl Jung; in terms of ways that we engage with the world ; ie, how we approach it. What is our strongest drive? We are sold the lie that IQ is the most favourable and respected. IQ: logical, analytical, patterns, systems thinking. EQ: feelings-based, sensation, colours, creativity, right-brain. PQ: hands on, like to just get things done, enjoy activity, making things. SQ: Going with gut, intuition, aware of otherness, etc. Put yourself in the corner where you feel you have the strongest drive… PQ opp SQ, IQ opp EQ… look across the room. These are the people you are likely to have the most problems with, in terms of life and work. Point to where you feel that you are in relation to the others. Put yourself in the place where you think you should be. Are you open or closed?
Fear is normal and can be quite motivating. Anything new or different can keep us in check because it can seem like a threat to our current existence or the way that we do things . Sometimes though we can imagine a negative outcome so strongly that it prevents us from even attempting something in the first place. Using the fear as a lever and not a barrier . Being aware of fear and then taking the correct action to move forward…
The days are structured like the brain evolved: Survival – we need to see the benefit of the programme in order for us to engage. Emotional /memory – if we feel understood and at ease we will engage and learn and recall Thinking – if we feel safe and supported we can then start to think.
Roy Leighton Itl Swanmore From Knowing To Doing
Swanmore College of Technology 20 November 2009 From Knowing To Doing Roy Leighton www.independentthinking.co.uk
We should not shy away from welcoming and acquiring the truth regardless of where it comes from, even if it comes from distant races and nations that are different from us. Nothing is more important than seeking the truth except the truth itself www.independentthinking.co.uk Abu Yusef Al-Kindi (805-873) Who said this?
Al-Kindi The most leaned man of his age, unique among his contemporaries in the knowledge of the totality of ancient scientists, embracing logic, philosophy, geometry, mathematics, music and astrology.
<ul><li>Structure for the day: </li></ul><ul><li>5 keys for consistent learning </li></ul><ul><li>Spiral Dynamics – the model for building mature adults and organisations </li></ul><ul><li>Personal and professional gain for next few months </li></ul><ul><li>From ‘knowing’ to ‘doing’ </li></ul>
Practical? Visual? Auditory? Touch? How do you want to work/learn?
Facts and myths about the brain – show what you know Learning? SURVIVAL
Brain-based learning: Why do I need to be here? What am I learning and how am I learning it? How can I use this knowledge in other situations or contexts?
‘ I think our connected curriculum was fun’ ‘ I think it was great because we can learn quicker’ ‘ I think setting all our subjects on one thing is a lot better’ ‘ I enjoy the connected curriculum because I have a better knowledge of what the other classes are learning about’ ‘ I like the way that the classroom is set out. I think it’s a great idea and I would recommend it to many different schools’ ‘ I think that it is a good and easy way to learn’ ‘ I think the connected curriculum is very clever. And I think that it is good that we have different subjects in one lesson’ ‘ It was fun and I learnt lots’ ‘ I love the connected curriculum’ ‘ I’m liking the way classes have changed from last year’ ‘ I think it’s been absolutely great and we should do the same every term’ ‘ I think the connected curriculum is absolutely fantastic’ ‘ I think it was alright’
The work ethic has been replaced by the play ethic ‘ Plearning’ – to learn by play
Cycle of evolution Experience Learning Opportunity
The Block to change is F.E.A.R. FALSE EXPECTATIONS APPEARING REAL
HiOP PPD P E T R I M I T I V E M O T I O N A L H I N K I N G Relevant Interesting Naughty Giggle Hear Smell Taste Touch See The Left Hand of Learning My strengths and weaknesses as a learner and a person The Three Part Brain The four conditions for the brain to engage Multi-sensory learning
What is your working/learning style? How you learn, not what you learn
Improve your memory by 400% Passion System/structure Imagination/creativity Review
Review <ul><li>20 minutes </li></ul><ul><li>1 hour </li></ul><ul><li>7 hours </li></ul><ul><li>24 hours </li></ul><ul><li>3 days </li></ul><ul><li>7 days </li></ul><ul><li>14 days </li></ul><ul><li>Every two weeks till the ‘quiz’ </li></ul>
Why this is all (potentially) a waste of time? www.independentthinking.co.uk
Who is this man and what was he famous for? Abraham Maslow – 1908 - 1970
Clare W Graves 1914 - 1986 As he [or she] sets off on each quest, he believes he will find the answer to his existence, and as he settles into each nodal state he is certain he has found it. Yet, always to his surprise and ever to his dismay he finds, at every stage, that the solution to existence is not the solution he thinks he has found. Every state he reaches leaves him discontented and perplexed. It is simply that as he solves one set of human problems, he finds a new set in their place. The quest he finds is never-ending.
It is not a question of growing wiser as you grow older. This is a thoroughly misguided concept . There are, after all, some very stupid old people.
We do not see the world as it is, we see the world the way we think it is. Aristotle
“ In times of change, learners inherit the Earth, while the learned find themselves beautifully equipped to deal with a world that no longer exists.” Eric Hoffer
Survival Tribal Self Order Enterprise Community Interconnected Interdependent Thinking and behaviour World view Memory #1 - Spiral Dynamics Curriculum and Learning Model No world view Eat, sleep (sex) Dangerous and unknown Rituals, customs, traditions Strong survive Impulsive, passionate and want it now Chaos and self serving Rules, organisation and clear procedures Full of opportunities, excitement and challenge Innovation, wealth creation, exploration All are equal and worthy of respect and support Listening, support, sharing, empathy and co-operation Interwoven system working at many levels of complexity Problems solving, analysis, higher order thinking Dependent on all things and people for survival Holistic, live simply spiritual, global
Perception of Time… <ul><li>Our drives also influence how we view today: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>a continuation of yesterday </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>what matters </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>a step towards the future </li></ul></ul>past present future
<ul><li>The enlightened individual, organisation or culture understands that true and rigorous development it not just about ‘change’ which implies that what has gone before was not good enough and needs replacing. They see their development and success as a continues process that “transcends and includes”. </li></ul>
To know and not to do is not yet to know. The Buddha
An unquestioned life is not worth living. Socrates
What do you have within that needs to get out?
What are your values and how do they impact your actions? We move towards… Power Love Success Freedom Intimacy Security Adventure Passion Comfort Health We move away from… Rejection Anger Frustration Loneliness Depression Failure Humiliation Guilt
<ul><li>Personal and professional goals for the next 3 months. </li></ul><ul><li>Decision making is nothing but values clarification. </li></ul>
The big question is: Are you ‘open’ or are you ‘closed’?
S.W.I.F.T <ul><li>S – what are my strengths ? </li></ul><ul><li>W – what are my weaknesses ? </li></ul><ul><li>I – what are my areas for improvement ? </li></ul><ul><li>F – what’s my new focus ? </li></ul><ul><li>T – what then, is my task ? </li></ul>