Is experience overrated in a knowledge age?

An interesting view on the education industry and how it should be taking best practices from the business world to attract and retain talented staff. …

In my experience, the education sector can only benefit from the innovations and ideas from other sectors and industries.  I think we should be examining the underlying philosophies, principles and practices that make an organisation successful in a knowledge age and how schools can learn from or even adopt similar practices.  Yet there is still a reticence to do anything that has been cultivated from without the education sector.

Everything is evolving in a connected world and it seems the game-changers are companies like Amazon and Google including how they employ and retain creative staff.  It seems that potential is more valuable than experience in the 21st century according to article in the latest Harvard Business Review.

The article’s author, Claudio Fernandez-Araoz says believes we are moving into a new era of talent spotting, in which ‘potential’ is the ‘most important predictor of success at all levels.’  Fernandez-Araoz says that the…

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The Do’s and Don’ts of Flipped Classrooms

26 May 2014

“What’s the best use of your face-to-face class time?”

That question came from Jon Bergmann, the flipped-classroom pioneer. Bergmann argues that time is best spent not lecturing students but walking them through concepts that they absorb outside of class.

The concept of the flipped classroom, swapping homework with lecturing time, isn’t new. Teachers have been experimenting with alternative learning models for years. Recently, EdTechTeacher hosted a webinar on what does and doesn’t work in flipped classrooms.

Read the full article via The Do’s and Don’ts of Flipped Classrooms | EdTech Magazine.

You can watch the full Google Hangout session here;