Teaching and Learning in the Conceptual Age 2008

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1. Teaching and Learning in the Conceptual Age We are moving from an economy and a society built on the logical, linear,computerlike capabilities of theInformation Age to an economy and asociety built on the inventive, emphatic, big-picturecapabilities of whats rising in itsplace, the Conceptual Age.(Pink, 2006) 2. The last few decades have belonged to acertain kind of person with a certain kind of mind computer programmers who could crank code, lawyers who could craft contracts, MBAs who could crunch numbers. (Pink, 2006) 3. The future belongs to a very different kind of person with a very different kind of mind creators and empathizers, pattern recognizers, andmeaning makers.These people artists, inventors, designers, storytellers, caregivers, consolers, big picture thinkers will now reap societys richest rewards and share itsgreatest joys. (Pink, 2006) 4. Why is this shift happening? 5. In the Conceptual Age, we will need to complement our L-Directed reasoning bymasteringsix essential R-Directedaptitudes. (Pink, 2006) 6. The Six Senses 1. Design (not just function) 2. Story (not just argument) 3. Symphony (not just focus) 4. Empathy (not just logic) 5. Play (not just seriousness) 6. Meaning (not just accumulation) 7. http://www.chadphila.org/mission.html Design 8. http://storycenter.org/ Story 9. Symphony 10. http://www.ideo.com/portfolio/re.asp?x=19004998Empathy 11. http://www.laughteryoga.org/index.php Play 12. http://www.sas.upenn.edu/cgs/graduate/mapp/Meaning 13. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zlfKdbWwruY 14. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bNF_P281Uu4 15. The Making of Where the Hell is Matt? Matts Ignite Lecture 2008http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ue1GZ4IUFiU 16. www.flickr.com/photos/65694461@N00/350982990 17. . . .people wanted to be part of this thing where you are connected topeople all around the world. - Matt Hardingwww.flickr.com/photos/12037949632@N01/120334567 18. www.flickr.com/photos/51035555243@N01/155918164 19. www.flickr.com/photos/17731548@N00/2051756510 20. www.flickr.com/photos/13775090@N07/2292272954 21. http://www.slideshare.net/ 22. http://itsthinktank.blogspot.com/ 23. Additional resources may be found on my wiki.http://katiechristo.pbworks.com/Teaching-and-Learning-in-the-Conceptual-AgeThank you for attending and/or viewing this presentation!Katie Christo http://katiechristo.pbworks.com http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-