“Good questions outrank easy answers.” Paul Anthony Samuelson (1915 to 2009) an American economist and the first American to win a Nobel Prize in economic sciences (The Nobel Foundation, 1970). Putting context to this quote, one could state that “Understanding the real situation in any circumstance needs information and insight. These are usually obtained by asking the right… Read More
Linking Knowledge & Judgement with Outputs…
“The best basis for sound judgement is a knowledge of what has been done in the past, and with what results.” Air Vice-Marshal J. C. Slessor (1897 to 1979) Marshal of the Royal Air Force Sir John Cotesworth Slessor, GCB, DSO, MC, sometimes known as Jack Slessor, was a senior commander in the Royal Air… Read More
Expert … Anyone?
“When no one is an expert, anyone can be.” (Unknown) Expert (Cambridge, 2016) : A person with a high level of knowledge or skill relating to a particular subject or activity: A gardening/medical expert My mother is an expert at dress-making (= she does it very well). Expert (Business Dictionary, 2016): Professional who has acquired knowledge… Read More
Eight Ways to Promote Generative Learning.
Research Paper Title Eight Ways to Promote Generative Learning. Abstract Generative learning involves actively making sense of to-be-learned information by mentally reorganizing and integrating it with one’s prior knowledge, thereby enabling learners to apply what they have learned to new situations. In this article, the researchers present eight learning strategies intended to promote generative learning: summarizing, mapping, drawing,… Read More
Commanders: Leadership & Knowledge…
“To be a successful commander, one must combine the qualities of leadership with a knowledge of his profession. Either without the other is notof much avail.” Admiral Raymond A. Spruance, “Thesis on Command”U.S. Naval War College, 11 September 1926
The Triad of Active Learning, Social Issues & Game Theory
Research Paper Title Exploring Active Learning to Connect Social Issues and Game Theory. Abstract Active learning is a frequent topic in higher education, typically resulting in questioning the type of empirical data on the effectiveness. Sceptics point to the lack of time for ‘covering’ material, a major challenge for the ever growing knowledge base ubiquitous in every discipline.… Read More
Losing Knowledge: The Trouble with Turnover
‘Organisational forgetting’ is a new concept in academic HRD research. The authors have tested this emerging idea that the knowledge base of an organisation ‘depreciates’ when people leave. Turnover-induced forgetting is the idea that the knowledge base of an organisation “depreciates” when people leave. Most of the research in this fascinating area has related to… Read More
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