Analysis and synthesis: How to create PERSONAS
Ideation phase: Thinking in gather ideas from others: stakeholders, users and people involved in the project or not
Prototyping: Making the ideas tangible
Contacts regarding NEET students
Conference 2013 speakers:
- Kevin Munday is the ThinkForward Programme Development Manager. His role is to fundraise, performance manage and develop ThinkForward, the new PEF initiative focusing on young people who are at risk of becoming NEET, providing them with long term and intensive support to ensure that they transition successfully into the world of work.
- Chris Wright: Chief Executive, Catch22 – A forward looking Social business
- Jeff Cull (Department of education) : Team Leader for NEETs. He has responsibility for policy on reducing the proportion of NEETs. Jeff enjoys the opportunity this role gives him to work closely with operational colleagues in local authorities, learning providers and Jobcentre Plus.
- Marcus Hook: Head of Apprenticeships and Employability, Catch22
…In contrast complex systems are based on relationships, and their properties of self-organisation, interconnectedness, and evolution. They cannot be understood solely by simple or complex approaches to evidence, policy, planning and management. The metaphor that Glauberman and Zimmerman uses for complex system is like raising a child. Formulae have little application. Raising a child provides experience but do not assure success with the next. Every child is unique and must be understood as such. Outcomes are uncertain. You can not separate the parts from the whole. The solution to problems most of the times emerge from within the family and involve values. In complicated systems we can build their parts and then put them together in order to create the system. They are often engineered. Instead we cannot create a complex adaptive system (CAS) from scratch and expect to turn out just how we expected.
A beautiful interview reminding us the essence of teaching
I am trying to find the theoretical framework for my research project. Education, which is my main interest is not an easy construct to define. If the construct is not clear the research outcomes, the findings are not clear either. In the search of a compelling definition that includes the organic part of it I found “Complexity” a possible candidate to frame my research with.
Some readings so forth:
The complexity of learning I
The complexity of learning II
And to complement lets see what is science for some interesting scientists?
From Maria Popova in Brainpickings
All of science is uncertain and subject to revision. The glory of science is to imagine more than we can prove.
The scientist is not a persona who gives the right answers, he is one who asks the right questions.
Science does not purvey absolute truth, science is a mechanism. It’s a system for testing your knowledge of nature, it’s a system for testing your thoughts against the universe and seeing whether they match.