Are we treating all innovation as the same in the way we train people? Perhaps, and the consequences are that places like Canada could be falling behind.
Our ability to change can be tied to the degree of embeddedness we have within larger systems and how tight the fit between the layers or levels are. Barack Obama’s electoral success and governance frustrations are used to illustrate.
Education without borders implies that borders are no longer relevant, yet this seems to go against the current practice of universities in North America who seem less enthused by the opportunity to collaborate with others inside their own borders or nearby.
The last couple of days I’ve been posting on issues of discovery and innovation and its ties to higher education pointing to a lot of the problems associated with the way that the scientific enterprise has been organized. These are complex problems because there is no one solution to them and no single cause. …
In my last post I wrote about the problems facing scientific discovery and how our system of research funding and support is stifling opportunities for young innovators. I’d like to expand on that by focusing on the larger system that this research is couched in, particularly the way in which education is tied to …
Complexity can induce fear and fear is a big reason why people don’t innovate. There are reasons for this, but also solutions. This post explores some of them.
Many are focusing on food and health this January, but what about our information diets and cognitive health? The possible cost of consuming the wrong things and the need for mindful approaches to information are discussed.
How to make sense of information in a complex learning environment and why is it important? If we think about climate change, pandemic flu and other serious issues, we may come to the conclusion that this is among the most important topics we can devote time to.
Our tweets and Facebook posts provide us with new ways to tell stories that can be as rich as traditional methods. By viewing these narrative fragments in context, we can learn a lot about our world and the way that we communicate.
Can we create mindful systems? Using tools like system dynamics models and social network analysis, we can make a start.