| Informal learning: theory, practice and experience

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Have you ever had some doubts about education and learning, either for yourself, a child or perhaps a grandchild? Well this outstanding article takes a look at research evidence to support informal learning.

via | Informal learning: theory, practice and experience.

Many times, I have heard people introduce themselves as educated ‘in the university of life’ or the ‘school of hard knocks’.

Perhaps, the challenge is for people with informal learning to have a facilitator or coach to help them distill the lessons?


Opinion – Is It Time to “Repot” Your Career? | Stanford Graduate School of Business – John Gelmini

Dr Alf raises interesting questions about the time to “repot”, based on 30 years of mentoring and coaching people.

Personally, I see the process as one which now has to be one of continuous metamorphosis, temporary future-proofing, the development of tertiary income streams in parallel with one’s mai career focus and constant monitoring of future trends.

We know from McKinsey’s that 50% of a given businesses competitors did not exist before 2 years ago and we know from the insurance industry that 50% of everything that happens is an unquantifiable “Black Swan ” event that may never repeat itself in the same way or at all.

We know too that 50% of American jobs will disappear within 20 years of 2013 BECAUSE Eric Schmidt of Google said it in that year and repeated it for good measure on You Tube in 2014.He later said that he would like to implant chips in people but that “the problem is that the technology is not quite there yet”.

This is the future world we saw a glimpse of in the Matrix whereby the hero has a “jump programme” inserted into his brain.

Professor Sir Stephen Hawking and Elon Musk the American billionaire have just written a letter warning of the dangers of artificial intelligence and the need to make it work FOR us and not surpass the general level of human intelligence by 2020 which is the view of Ray Kurzeweil Google’s Chief Scientist and a proponent of the Transhumanist Movement.

People will have to not only follow the Dr Alf 5 point plan but be aware of these developments as well.

John Gelmini