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Education at the Edge

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'Education at the Edge' keynote presentation by Melissa Sterry presented at The Women Leadership Conference, Cluj-Napoca, Romania on March 15th 2017. Discussing humanity's constructs of knowledge, therein intelligence, and the underlying developments in the theory of philosophy and psychology that frame the issue in the past, present, and future.

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Education at the Edge

  1. 1. Education at the Edge The power of interdiscplinary knowledge and thinking ! © Melissa Sterry 2017 All Rights Reserved The Woman : Cluj-Napoca :: 15.03.17 @MelissaSterry
  2. 2. Q. What is “knowledge”? The Woman : Cluj-Napoca :: 15.03.17 © Melissa Sterry 2017 All Rights Reserved
  3. 3. The Woman : Cluj-Napoca :: 15.03.17 Science Practical ProductiveTheoretical Theology Mathematics Natural Science Aristotle’s Structure of human knowledge, Jonathan Barnes, 2000 Arithmetic Geometry etc. Ethics Politics etc. Art Rhetoric etc. Metaphysics Logic etc. Biology Botany Chemistry etc.
  4. 4. The Woman : Cluj-Napoca :: 15.03.17
  5. 5. The Woman : Cluj-Napoca :: 15.03.17 Objective Subjective © Melissa Sterry 2017 All Rights Reserved
  6. 6. The Woman : Cluj-Napoca :: 15.03.17 forms archetypes categories © Melissa Sterry 2017 All Rights Reserved
  7. 7. The Woman : Cluj-Napoca :: 15.03.17 Image: Cygnus X-1, NASA
  8. 8. Anthrop ogenic Intellige nce The Woman : Cluj-Napoca :: 15.03.17 © Melissa Sterry 2017 All Rights Reserved
  9. 9. Q. What is “intelligence”? The Woman : Cluj-Napoca :: 15.03.17 © Melissa Sterry 2017 All Rights Reserved
  10. 10. © Melissa Sterry 2017 All Rights Reserved The Woman : Cluj-Napoca :: 15.03.17
  11. 11. Denier Specialist Reversionist Super-Simplifier The Woman : Cluj-Napoca :: 15.03.17 © Melissa Sterry 2017 All Rights Reserved
  12. 12. * worlds within worlds - psychological factory settings [coping mechanisms] ! * conscious / unconscious - editors of our own reality [subjectivity] The Woman : Cluj-Napoca :: 15.03.17 © Melissa Sterry 2017 All Rights Reserved
  13. 13. Your “smart” or mine? The Woman : Cluj-Napoca :: 15.03.17 © Melissa Sterry 2017 All Rights Reserved
  14. 14. future- shocked society The Woman : Cluj-Napoca :: 15.03.17 © Melissa Sterry 2017 All Rights Reserved
  15. 15. Methodology: interdisciplinary The Woman : Cluj-Napoca :: 15.03.17 © Melissa Sterry 2017 All Rights Reserved
  16. 16. The Woman : Cluj-Napoca :: 15.03.17 © Melissa Sterry 2017 All Rights Reserved *dot to dot epistemology: systemic*
  17. 17. ecosyst emic Intellige nce The Woman : Cluj-Napoca :: 15.03.17 © Melissa Sterry 2017 All Rights Reserved
  18. 18. Q. What is ecological “intelligence”? The Woman : Cluj-Napoca :: 15.03.17 © Melissa Sterry 2017 All Rights Reserved
  19. 19. BIOME © Melissa Sterry 2017 All Rights Reserved The Woman : Cluj-Napoca :: 15.03.17
  20. 20. Image: The protein interaction network, Wiki Commons The Woman : Cluj-Napoca :: 15.03.17
  21. 21. #Bridges #Not walls The Woman : Cluj-Napoca :: 15.03.17 © Melissa Sterry 2017 All Rights Reserved
  22. 22. The Woman : Cluj-Napoca :: 15.03.17 © Melissa Sterry 2017 All Rights Reserved Denier Specialist Reversionist Super-Simplifier Validater Multi-modalist Experimentalist Super-Complexifer
  23. 23. biome- shocked society The Woman : Cluj-Napoca :: 15.03.17 © Melissa Sterry 2017 All Rights Reserved
  24. 24. Real? Artificial? The Woman : Cluj-Napoca :: 15.03.17 © Melissa Sterry 2017 All Rights Reserved
  25. 25. #PostTruth #JustTruth The Woman : Cluj-Napoca :: 15.03.17 © Melissa Sterry 2017 All Rights Reserved
  26. 26. Q. What is “intelligence”? The Woman : Cluj-Napoca :: 15.03.17 © Melissa Sterry 2017 All Rights Reserved ecological
  27. 27. Interspecies insight Range of responses Evolve with change Functional groups The Woman : Cluj-Napoca :: 15.03.17 © Melissa Sterry 2017 All Rights Reserved
  28. 28. Analogy The Woman : Cluj-Napoca :: 15.03.17 © Melissa Sterry 2017 All Rights Reserved
  29. 29. A Forest? Image: Boeri Studio’s “vertical forest” Nguyen Tan Tin, Creative Commons [CC by 2.0] The Woman : Cluj-Napoca :: 15.03.17
  30. 30. The Woman : Cluj-Napoca :: 15.03.17 Image: Mycelium, Rob Hille [CC BY-SA 3.0)], Wikimedia Commons
  31. 31. The Woman : Cluj-Napoca :: 15.03.17 Pot plants Image: Boeri Studio’s “vertical forest” Nguyen Tan Tin, Creative Commons [CC by 2.0]
  32. 32. Lessons The Woman : Cluj-Napoca :: 15.03.17 © Melissa Sterry 2017 All Rights Reserved
  33. 33. The Woman : Cluj-Napoca :: 15.03.17 © Melissa Sterry 2017 All Rights Reserved *diversity Quality, not quantity of network*
  34. 34. *diversity The Woman : Cluj-Napoca :: 15.03.17 © Melissa Sterry 2017 All Rights Reserved Quality, not quantity of knowledge*
  35. 35. Critical Thinking The Woman : Cluj-Napoca :: 15.03.17 © Melissa Sterry 2017 All Rights Reserved
  36. 36. The Woman : Cluj-Napoca :: 15.03.17 © Melissa Sterry 2017 All Rights Reserved Know your… Knowns, Known Unknowns, Unknown Unknowns
  37. 37. The Woman : Cluj-Napoca :: 15.03.17 © Melissa Sterry 2017 All Rights Reserved Learning for life Online courses Salons & societies Ongoing scholarship
  38. 38. The Woman : Cluj-Napoca :: 15.03.17 * MIT https://ocw.mit.edu/index.htm * https://www.extension.harvard.edu/open-learning-initiative * http://www.open.edu/openlearn/free-courses * https://www.futurelearn.com * https://www.edx.org Free [university] courses * https://www.ox.ac.uk/itunes-u?wssl=1 * https://www.cam.ac.uk/video-and-audio/itunes-u * http://www.harvard.edu/itunes * http://itunes.stanford.edu * http://www.southampton.ac.uk/courses/free-online- learning/itunes.page Free [university] lectures
  39. 39. Learn more… A discussion of philosophical and psychological dichotomies [free download] will be available at www.melissasterry.com ! The Woman : Cluj-Napoca :: 15.03.17
  40. 40. Thank you. www.melissasterry.com The Woman : Cluj-Napoca :: 15.03.17

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