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Interconnectedness and Lifelong Learning #TEDxUoBolton


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The potential of interconnectedness and open lifelong learning may be the key to finding ikigai - your purpose, your reason for being - and the key to a happier and longer life.

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Interconnectedness and Lifelong Learning #TEDxUoBolton

  1. 1. Sue Beckingham | @suebecks Interconnectedness and Lifelong Learning
  2. 2. @suebecks Wisdom overcomes difficulty
  3. 3. @suebecks Wisdom is the ability to think and act with knowledge, experience, understanding, common sense, and insight.
  4. 4. @suebecks "No man was ever wise by chance." - Seneca the Younger, Epistolæ Ad Lucilium, LXXVI
  5. 5. @suebecks A question..... What is your reason for being?
  6. 6. @suebecks Barriers of Lifelong Learning MOTIVATIONCONFIDENCE TIME
  7. 7. @suebecks Enablers of Lifelong Learning
  8. 8. With ubiquitous access to the Internet there is a danger of suffering from information overflow HEALTH WARNING
  9. 9. @suebecks Going to University Not everyone enters Higher Education from school at 18
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  11. 11. Self-belief @suebecks
  12. 12. Curiosity @suebecks
  13. 13. Serendipity @suebecks
  14. 14. – Jean-Christophe Denaes 2007 “Serendipity is the way to make discoveries, by accident but also by sagacity, of things one is not in the quest of. Based on experience, knowledge, it is the creative exploitation of the unforeseen.” @suebecks
  15. 15. Positive Silent Engagement @suebecks
  16. 16. Resilience @suebecks
  17. 17. Purpose @suebecks
  18. 18. What if... @suebecks
  19. 19. A shared idea.....
  20. 20. – Nerantzi and Beckingham 2014 The 5 C Framework connect, communicate, curate, collaborate and create
  21. 21. Connect @suebecks
  22. 22. The Office The Canteen The Water Cooler The Pub
  23. 23. @suebecks Communicate
  24. 24. Brian Solis 2013 (CC BY 2.0)
  25. 25. @suebecks Curate
  26. 26. @suebecks Collaborate
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  28. 28. Graphic by @simonrae during @helenbeetham's #LTHEchat
  29. 29. – Don Tapscott 2013 “Collaboration is important not just because it's a better way to learn. The sprit of collaboration is penetrating every institution and all of our lives. So learning to collaborate is part of equipping yourself for effectiveness, problem solving, innovation and life-long learning in an ever changing networked society. ” @suebecks
  30. 30. @suebecks Create
  31. 31. IKIGAI a reason for being 生きがい @suebecks
  32. 32. @suebecks Wisdom overcomes difficulty Interconnectedness and lifelong learning open endless opportunities to share such wisdom. May you find your purpose and ultimately your ikigai.