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The Emotional Rescue of Education

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A Practical, Engaging Approach to Transformative Change

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The Emotional Rescue of Education

  1. 1. Emotional Rescue of Education A Practical, Engaging Approach to Transformative Change Dave Goldberg Big Beacon deg@bigbeacon.org © David E. Goldberg 2016
  2. 2. © David E. Goldberg 2011 Examples from higher ed
  3. 3. © David E. Goldberg 2011 Applies up, down & around!
  4. 4. © David E. Goldberg 2011 2 Stories 1.  My story 2.  An iFoundry story
  5. 5. © David E. Goldberg 2011 3 Stories 1.  My story 2.  An iFoundry story
  6. 6. © David E. Goldberg 2011 Surprising journey
  7. 7. © David E. Goldberg 2011 Research-oriented prof
  8. 8. © David E. Goldberg 2011 Fall 1993
  9. 9. © David E. Goldberg 2011 24 May 2006
  10. 10. © David E. Goldberg 2011 Blogpost
  11. 11. © David E. Goldberg 2011 “Philosophy of engineering not a contraction in terms”
  12. 12. © David E. Goldberg 2011 fPET – Forum on Philosophy, Engineering, and Technology
  13. 13. © David E. Goldberg 2011 iFoundry Illinois Foundry for Innovation in Engineering Education www.ifoundry.illinois.edu
  14. 14. © David E. Goldberg 2011 31 December 2010
  15. 15. © David E. Goldberg 2011
  16. 16. © David E. Goldberg 2011
  17. 17. © David E. Goldberg 2011
  18. 18. BIG BEACON MANIFESTO www.bigbeacon.org
  19. 19. © David E. Goldberg 2011 Wrote a book
  20. 20. © David E. Goldberg 2011 3 Stories 1.  My story 2.  An iFoundry story
  21. 21. © David E. Goldberg 2011 2 Stories 1.  My story 2.  An iFoundry story
  22. 22. © David E. Goldberg 2011 iFoundry Illinois Foundry for Innovation in Engineering Education www.ifoundry.illinois.edu
  23. 23. © David E. Goldberg 2011
  24. 24. © David E. Goldberg 2011 Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering
  25. 25. © David E. Goldberg 2011 The “Olin Effect”
  26. 26. iLaunch   iCheckpoint  iExpo   iCommunity   ENG100++   Missing   Basics   ENG100++  2   Hands-­‐on   Projects   Illinois  Engineering   Freshman  Experience   (iEFX)  
  27. 27. © David E. Goldberg 2011 1-hour course + zero-credit iCommunity
  28. 28. © David E. Goldberg 2011
  29. 29. © David E. Goldberg 2011 Great launch then…
  30. 30. © David E. Goldberg 2011 bumps, confusion & complaining
  31. 31. © David E. Goldberg 2011
  32. 32. © David E. Goldberg 2011
  33. 33. © David E. Goldberg 2011 “Weren’t sure you were serious about us doing what we wanted to do, but then realized you were, and it was very cool.”
  34. 34. © David E. Goldberg 2011 Then, students started to take initiative without permission.
  35. 35. © David E. Goldberg 2011 “Sure I made the right career choice.”
  36. 36. © David E. Goldberg 2011 “Making me more confident in my decision to be an engineer.”
  37. 37. © David E. Goldberg 2011 “I’m definitely more entrepreneurial.”
  38. 38. © David E. Goldberg 2011 “Just an overall all-rounded engineer, not just a technician. A human, not just a problem solver.”
  39. 39. © David E. Goldberg 2011 The Olin effect at Illinois!
  40. 40. © David E. Goldberg 2011 But how?
  41. 41. © David E. Goldberg 2011 How did such a small effort have such a big effect?
  42. 42. © David E. Goldberg 2011 No new buildings.
  43. 43. © David E. Goldberg 2011 One “peashooter” of a course.
  44. 44. © David E. Goldberg 2011 Low budget.
  45. 45. © David E. Goldberg 2011 Couldn’t explain in strictly rational terms.
  46. 46. © David E. Goldberg 2011 How did such a small effort have such a big effect?
  47. 47. © David E. Goldberg 2011 Unleashing reaction
  48. 48. © David E. Goldberg 2011 Trust àCourageàInitiativeàAuthentic Learning
  49. 49. © David E. Goldberg 2011 Unleashing reaction
  50. 50. © David E. Goldberg 2011 All key change variables are emotional.
  51. 51. © David E. Goldberg 2011
  52. 52. © David E. Goldberg 2011 Five Pillars 1.  Joy 2.  Trust 3.  Courage 4.  Openness 5.  Connection
  53. 53. © David E. Goldberg 2011 New models in education depend on an emotional rescue.
  54. 54. © David E. Goldberg 2011 How do we do this in practice?
  55. 55. 50 Ways to Leave Your Lover
  56. 56. © David E. Goldberg 2011 4 Wrong Ways to Change
  57. 57. © David E. Goldberg 2011 Join us: 4 Keys to Ineffective Change
  58. 58. © David E. Goldberg 2011 Reflect on Key Takeaway
  59. 59. IntroducIon:  An  Improbable  Journey  Chapter  1:  Engineering  Happiness  –  The  Olin  Experience   Chapter  2:  The  Incubator  –  Helping  a  Big  Old  Dog  Learn  New  Tricks  Chapter  3:  The  Spirit  of   InvenIon  –    Recapturing  the  InspiraIon  of  Engineering  EducaIon  Chapter  4:  The  Whole  New   Engineer  –  Engaging  the  6  Minds  Chapter  5:  The  EmoIonal  Breakthrough  –  5  Pillars  of   TransformaIon  Chapter  6:  The  Whole  New  Learner  –  From  Carrots  and  SIcks  to  Intrinsic   MoIvaIon  Chapter  7:  The  Whole  New  Professor  –  From  Expert  to  Coach  Chapter  8:  The  Whole   New  Culture  –  From  Classrooms  and  Curriculum  to  Culture  Chapter  9:  Changing  the  Way  We   Change  –  From  Bureaucracy  to  Change  Management  Epilogue:  An  InvitaIon  to  CollaboraIve   DisrupIon  -­‐  See  more  at:  h_p://threejoy.com/whole-­‐new-­‐engineer/#sthash.6YTCMQhz.dpuf   Get Involved •  Read the book www.wholenewengineer.org •  Hold a book club. •  Read the manifesto www.bigbeacon.org) •  Advocate for Big Beacon. •  Join BB Networks: deg@bigbeacon.org. © 2016 David E. Goldberg
  60. 60. Emotional Rescue of Education A Practical, Engaging Approach to Transformative Change Dave Goldberg Big Beacon deg@bigbeacon.org © David E. Goldberg 2016

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