ENTER THE WORLD OF CREATiViTY
MIND MAPPING BASICS WORKSHOP
is now in Amsterdam on 20 July 2010
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There is a new project buzzing around the local neighbourhood. I heard this through a contact of mine. We accidentally bumped into each other 2 days ago at one of the Youth & Family Development centres. The last time we spoke, I told her about my idea to propose a project in exposing children to multiple languages at very tender age.
Apparently that somehow caused some sort a chain reaction since, mysteriously out of the blue, she suddenly told me that she (and other colleagues) are in the process of trying to propose some sort of programme to develop children’s mind from birth till they are 4 years old.
Unfortunately we had to cut our conversation short due to appointments we both had to attend (but at different location with different people), but now it gives me a very strong impression that people do think the idea of teaching children and exposing them to new methods of learning, or a new language, etc. is extremely important in order to maximise the potential of the child’s mind and to gear it up to its fullest capacity. I have to say; I got excited! And I fully support this notion.
Posted in Cultural diversity, Early learning, Language learning, Languages, pedagogy
Tagged child, children, communication, Cultural diversity, culture, diversity, Dutch, East/West, Europe, european project, information, language, Language learning, Languages, learning, mixed couple, pedagogy, piccolingo, preschool children, project
The European Union is made of 27 members states and has no less than 23 official languages… That means that languages are an important matter for the European Institutions.
Measuring the language skills of their public servants is also a matter of importance as they have to cope with so many complex topics in so many languages.
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Tagged adult learning, andragogy, Brussels, course, Europe, evaluation, free tool, language, Language learning, Languages, learning, lifelong learning, online course, onsite course, pedagogy, tool, training, work
A young genius
His name is Pranav Mistry and he is the perfect model of new stunningly brilliant Asian students who are busy reshaping our future. He is currently studying in the Fluid Interfaces Group at MIT’s Media Lab. Before joining MIT he worked as a UX Researcher with Microsoft. He received his Master in Media Arts and Sciences from MIT and Master of Design from IIT Bombay.
But, above all, he is the inventor of SixthSense, a wearable device that enables new interactions between the real world and the digital world.
And now, he is developing an unbelievable number of new projects like a programming language for children or sticky notes that are understood by your computer… You can find all this on his website : www.pranavmistry.com
In this jaw-dropping video, he tells us how we use objects in the real world and how we can create bridges between the real world and objects and/or data from the numeric realms. And how he was led to create his strange but true invention…
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Tagged America, Asia, China, developing countries, East/West, future, India, innovation, learning, new technology, Pranav Mistry, Science, South Korea, Student, technology, University
Two days ago, I published a post about Piccolingo, an European program aimed to promote early language learning for preschool children. Here, is an article I wrote several month ago on early language learning and its benefits.
Some myths and legends about language learning seem very difficult to eradicate…