Ways of Learning?

What comes to your mind when you see the names of Einstein, Michelangelo, Marie Curie, and Napoleon? Was it their country of birth, their gender, their language, their religion, or some other criteria. My research into the lives of amazing people point to a vital factor – their achievements. Walt Disney, Elvis Presley, Coco Chanel, Oscar Schindler and other amazing people are are recognized by what they achieved. In short,…

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19 June, 2014
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How Amazing Are You?

For fun, you can assess how you rate yourself on our amazing people criteria. This has been developed based on the interpretation of the lives of amazing people. Allocate scores on the following scale, based on your own self assessment on the items listed : 0 – Not at all 1 – Very little 2 – A fair amount 2 – A lot 3 –  To a large extent Talent…

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1 October, 2013
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Seven Senses and Six Questions

Each day we succeed or fail depending on how well we  use our senses to gain and understand information. We wake up and our senses immediately tell us many things. We may hear the rain, or feel the heat, or smell the air. In the bath room,we wash our hands and our sense of touch tells us if the water is cold or hot. Going into the kitchen, we cook…

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10 August, 2013
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Learning Plans – More Action Please

15 April, 2013

I have just read a report on education. More money is spent, but there is concern  about the results achieved.. Politicians call for more research. Proposals are developed to improve the quality of teaching. But, the students are rarely consulted. They are the recipients and the clients. In many cases, they know more than their teachers, particularly on the use of mobile communications. Having visited a number of schools, it is…

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Action, Learning and Applications

7 April, 2013

Had an interesting meeting today with a friend who lived in Melbourne, Australia, when he was growing up. ‘My mother comes from Ukraine and I went to a school where we spoke Russian’. he said. ‘In the streets, I played with boys from Greece and Italy. So, I learned how to speak four languages, as well as English.It all seemed so natural’. We discussed the ways people learn languages and…

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Do, Learn, Teach

25 February, 2013

Recently, I have been involved in various educational projects. Teachers have expressed interest in our work on amazing people. As a result,  teachers have used the audio visual avatar versions that we have created in their classrooms. In return, they have made videos of their lessons conducted on Columbus, Michelangelo and Darwin. They also gained the reactions of the students. ‘Seeing the avatar of Columbus was much better than reading a…

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