Inner South opening keynote


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Slides used for the opening keynote at the Inner South Leading Lifelong Learning conference in Creswick, VIC on 7th March

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Inner South opening keynote

  1. 1. Interact the 21st century way… @JamesNottinghm(NB. no ‘a’ between h and m)
  2. 2. Leading Lifelong Learning, March 2012 Inner SMR Conference ‘We now accept the fact that learning is a lifelong process of keeping abreast of change. And the most pressing task is to teach people how to learn.’ Peter Drucker, 1909–2005 (Described by Business Week as ‘the man who invented management’)
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  4. 4. Leading Lifelong LearningProfessor David Starkey, CBE
  5. 5. Leading Lifelong Learning ‘What (students) should learn first is not thesubjects ordinarily taught, however important they may be; they should be given lessons of will, of attention, of discipline; before exercises in grammar, they need to be exercised in mental orthopaedics; in a word they must learn how to learn.’ Alfred Binet 1857 - 1911
  6. 6. Intelligence – nature or nurture? In 1904, the French government asked Binet to create a mechanism for identifying students in need of alternative education Binet created a scale of 30 tasks for 6 – 14 year olds, ranging from easy to complex ones He stated his test showed what a child had learnt to that point, and nothing else Alfred Binet 1857 - 1911
  7. 7. Intelligence is not fixed (Binet, 1909) ‘Some recent philosophers have given their moral approval to the deplorable verdict that an individual’s intelligence is a fixed quantity, one which cannot be augmented. We must protest and act against this brutal pessimism … it has no foundation whatsoever.’ Alfred Binet 1857 - 1911
  8. 8. Number of words heard by childrenA child in a welfare-dependent family hears on average616 words an hour 500A child in a working-class home hears on average 1,251words an hour 700A child in a professional home hears on average 2,153words an hour 1100Number of words spoken by the time children are 3Hart &Risley, 1995
  9. 9. By the time they start school Some children start school knowing 6,000 words. Others, just 500 words. Source: BBC 2009 magazine/8013859.stm
  10. 10. We all have beliefs about intelligence & talents People who believe intelligence comes mainly from nature have a ‘fixed’ mindset People who believe intelligence comes mainly from nurture have a ‘growth’ mindset Professor Carol Dweck, Stanford
  11. 11. A better example of Lifelong Learning?