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  1. Marga Biller

    The Future Learner At Work – Video Summary

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    Stanford's Byron Reeves shared his thinking and research on "total engagement" and the role that games do and could play to foster engagement in the workplace. He's been interested in what can we steal about what we know about how the brain activates engagement and motivation and drop them into workplace context to improve engagement.
  2. Marga Biller

    Challenges of Unlearning

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    David Perkins shared some of his thinking about some of the challenges of unlearning. There are many ways to dig into the topic so he invited us to consider what is the big picture about this year’s theme in three ways: Defining Unlearning: Broadly speaking we can think of it as interfering with prior learning. Lots of learning builds on prior knowledge and beliefs. But there are other situations in which prior habits, mindsets, or systems are obstacles. A second point is that unlearning may not be the best term because you don’t really erase something, you typically bracket or...
  3. Sue Borchardt

    February 2013: Tomorrow’s Learning Workers Animation

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    To play the video, click view and then the play button. During the February 2013 gathering, Christine Porath from Georgetown shared her thinking and research on what does it mean to thrive at work in order to create sustainable performance? She shared that her personal journey in her first job was working in a toxic culture and what she learned that those early experiences strongly shape the way we learn and develop in the workplace — do we stay and thrive? stay and whither? Leave for greener pastures? Stanford's Byron Reeves shared his thinking and research on "total engagement" and the role that games do and could play to foster engagement in the workplace. He's been interested in what can we steal about what we know about how the brain activates engagement and motivation and drop them into workplace context to improve engagement. He isn't taking an anthropological point of view, but a micro, neuroscience point of view as a media psychologist.
  4. Daniel Wilson

    Designing for Total Engagement

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    Byron Reeves commented that rather than learning for desired performances, organizations are refocusing on when desired performances are happening (executing successful missions, effective problem solving, etc,) what learning is happening in action.

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