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Here are the resources to imagine a bright future and our ability to learn together. Selected by Rotana Ty for the week 24th-30th June 2019.

My inputs are synthesis of insights I spot. They can come from people that surround me and I engage with. They can be places I explore on the ground, experiences I did and learn from. — @rotanarotana

From Rotana Ty & his Learning Partners

“Education would be transformed if #learning how-to-learn was considered as important as what was to be learnt. To master the skills needed in the future, hand out fishing rods, not fish.” — @simbeckhampson

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“Foreign experiences increase both cognitive flexibility and depth and integrativeness of thought, the ability to make deep connections between disparate forms” – Source: For a More Creative Brain, Travel by Brent Crane, The Atlantic HT @elsua

One needs to connect the dots to connect them while travelling or wandering.

“The key, critical process is multicultural engagement, immersion, and adaptation.” – Source: For a More Creative Brain, Travel by Brent Crane, The Atlantic HT @elsua

Like on social media, this “key, critical process” matters when one engage.

“If a plane ticket isn’t an option, maybe try taking the subway to a new neighborhood. Sometimes, the research suggests, all that’s needed for a creative boost is a fresh cultural scene.”

Yes.

“My 6-word memoir: I don’t know… let’s find out” —

Read on more in my oldie on embracing not knowing.

In a world that puts on the spotlights experts, saying I don’t know is also a sign of being vulnerable. To connect with someone who may not know your field, strengths, practices, mindset, toolset, worldview, in short you. By enabling someone else to share their questions and insights before I share mines, I am more attuned to new ideas and possible actions.

In a nutshell, saying often ‘I don’t know’ is a way to trigger and cultivate my curiosity to know more about what I don’t know. It is a way to learn limitless and continuously. Isn’t it what true blue lifelong learner and explorer do?

How about yourself? How do you embrace “I don’t know”? When was the last time you let go your expertise to figure it out on your own and with people?

 

“Social media creates within leaders and through them more capacity to metabolize the complexity of our modern world and turn it into a strategic advantage.” — @CelineSchill at #socialnowhttp://qaspire.com/2019/06/20/social-media-for-better-leadership-and-learning cc: @_Kavi @elsua @KenHMikkelsen @rotanarotana @leebryant” — @tnvora

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Thanks to social engagement, I am able to stay in touch with current thinking, participate in conversations/tweet chats around topics of my interest and become a part of an empowering network. I could learn, absorb patterns, prepare for the waves of changes likely to come, put some of those lessons into practice at work, and share my reflections back with community. In my case, social media made me a clearer thinker, better leader and a curious learner.” — @tnvora

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