Coding and STEAM Workshops in Australia, 2016

You wouldn’t put someone in front of a piano and say, ‘Figure out how to play it’. The same can be said about coding in schools. Following the endorsement of the new Australian Technologies Curriculum, the Queensland Government made coding and robotics compulsory in schools from Prep to Year 10. Its reasonable to expect that… Read More

Australian Technologies Curriculum – STEM Workshops

Following the recent approval of the Australian Technologies Curriculum, CLWB with Intuyu Consulting and Cognitive Architecture ran a series of STEM workshops in Victoria and Queensland. Based on the recent Leadership at the Speed of Thought program, Mike Lloyd gave a worldwide view of how technologies such as Artificial Intelligence (AI) and ‘Internet of Things’ are disrupting… Read More

Internet of Learning-Things

Mass access to the Internet is a mere 20 years old and during this time Web Services have completely revolutionised how we interact – so how will the Internet transform us over the next 20 years? This article explains how technologies can be architected to allow learning to flourish in the emerging world of the… Read More

Memorisation or Understanding? – Erik Mazur

Think of something you are really good at – something that you excel in to the point that others would comment on just how good you are at it. Now think about how you achieved this. What did you do to become excellent at that particular thing? Which of these best describes how you acquired… Read More

CRADLE Conference, Singapore

On August 1st I was fortunate to be given the opportunity to deliver the Keynote at the CRADLE conference in Singapore. The presentation contained a mix of material contained in “Schooling at the Speed of Thought” and some of the articles in this blog, especially the Transformation Phase article. Here’s the key points: ABSTRACT Introduction Singapore was one of… Read More

Solving Problems in Heart of Europe

Problems don’t come much bigger than getting 12 European countries to sign a treaty to form a single currency – an event hosted by the city of Maastricht in 1992. Today, Maastricht is also hosting another significant problem solving activity – PBL, or Problem Based Learning. I was lucky enough to be able to visit Maastricht University this weekend where I… Read More