As a result of my love of the many learning possibilities presented by www.TED.com, I’ve finally got around to putting into existence an idea I’ve had for about two years now. I have created a new blog site, www.teducation.posterous.com. The purpose of this site is to capture, organise and create an interactive and reflective learning space that is regularly refreshed by the inspirational speakers of TED Talks and TEDx Talks.
My entire learning philosophy is underpinned by my conviction that we learn best when we are both outward looking and inward thinking. This means that I feed my insatiable curiosity by listening, watching and learning from as many different people doing as many different things in as many different fields. So, if businesses are finding new ways to interact with their clients, then maybe there’s something in what they find out that can be used by us to find new ways to interact with our students. Alternatively, if sport has some insight on motivation, then I reckon we can probably use this in a range of contexts when we’re inspiring young people.
I reckon that TED talks offers a rich environment for us all to collect some pretty good ideas when it comes to how our students are motivated to truly involve themselves in their own learning journey.
I am keen to hear from others using the comments section or emailing me with their own favourite TED talks for learning, so we can build a bigger resource bank of TED-inspired ideas for learning.
I hope you enjoy the site and get involved with the TED talks here.