5 posts I liked this week (2/2/14 – 9/2/14)

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1) Mind Mapping for Career Exploration and Research using the four Rs.

I’ve been enjoying getting in to Leigh’s blog recently. I particularly enjoyed this article. I found it interesting to think of different ways to work with clients and give them tools to go away and try for themselves.

http://careerschap.wordpress.com/2014/02/08/mind-mapping-for-career-exploration-and-research-using-the-four-rs/

 

2) Pericles Lewis: a humanities education produces truly creative leaders

I studied a humanities subject at University (History) and currently am linked to the Humanities faculty at Derby Uni so I have a keen interest in the value of humanities. This is a good wide ranging article on HE humanities. I was particularly struck by the following quote,

“The humanities address questions about what it means to be human: how should I live my life? What is justice? How did we become who we are? What makes a person human? Those are essential and eternal questions and the best research illuminates them.”

http://www.theguardian.com/higher-education-network/2014/feb/04/pericles-lewis-yale-nus-research-humanities

 

3) The Learning Designer app for teachers

This looks like a great project and well worth checking out especially for integrating technology into learning activities. I am really keen to get a bit more stuck in to using this over the summer when I have more time.

http://www.buildingcommunityknowledge.wordpress.com/2014/01/18/the-learning-designer-app-for-teachers/

 

4) Creativity becomes an academic discipline

I’m currently reading Ken Robinson’s book Out of Our Minds so I was interested in reading this. I am feeling gradually convinced by the importance of creativity in education and the work place so this article was good food for thought.

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/02/09/education/edlife/creativity-becomes-an-academic-discipline.html?smid=tw-share&_r=2

 

5) Six trends that will accelerate the adoption of technology in higher education

These are all really good points, I feel as a careers professional I engage with 1) and 2) but not any of the others really which is a bit worrying, Good food for thought.

http://www.timeshighereducation.co.uk/news/six-trends-that-will-accelerate-the-adoption-of-technology-in-higher-education/2011131.fullarticle

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