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More & more people are questioning the education & training options available for their young people. Powered by NoTosh, we bring together a network of passionate educators & entrepreneurs who are intentionally redesigning the experience of learning in school, work and life, to enable people to grow, innovate and thrive.

This podcast provides a space for enlivening & inspiring conversations to encourage you to join in the movement to help drive positive change.

Future Learning Design Podcast Tim Logan

    • Education
    • 5.0 • 7 Ratings

More & more people are questioning the education & training options available for their young people. Powered by NoTosh, we bring together a network of passionate educators & entrepreneurs who are intentionally redesigning the experience of learning in school, work and life, to enable people to grow, innovate and thrive.

This podcast provides a space for enlivening & inspiring conversations to encourage you to join in the movement to help drive positive change.

    New stories about indigenous wisdom - A Conversation with Wakanyi Hoffman

    New stories about indigenous wisdom - A Conversation with Wakanyi Hoffman

    Wakanyi Hoffman is a storyteller, author, keynote speaker specialized in ubuntu philosophy, a scholar of indigenous knowledge, and narrative weaver of wisdom in AI. She was born and raised in Kenya before embarking on an adventure around the world and has so far lived in 8 countries on 4 continents. 

    In response to the limited presence of African stories by African storytellers in children’s literature, Wakanyi founded the African Folktales Project, an ongoing open-sourced resource of indigenous wisdom and knowledge for school children. Her diverse intercultural experiences have enriched her perspective on the human condition, while her commitment to cross-cultural knowledge sharing brings added value to her current academic fellowship appointment at The New Institute in Hamburg, Germany. 

    She is the author of many stories including Sala: Mountain Warrior (2024) and The Twelve Days of Christmas Safari.

    Wakanyi sits on many boards, such as the Kenya Education Fund, an organization dedicated to offering high school education to marginalized, gifted children. Additionally, her advisory role at The Contentment  Foundation underscores her dedication to global well-being. She is also a valued board member at Seeds of Wisdom, championing indigenous elders’ wisdom and knowledge exchange and is also a co-founder of HumanityLink.Org, a global digital communication solutions system for marginalized populations. Wakanyi is a curation partner on the Compassion Bot, a new AI revolution in conversations with compassion.  

    Wakanyi is a graduate of University College London (UCL), where her thesis proposed integrating indigenous knowledge into global education systems. She also teaches a summer course at Brooklyn College, and her storytelling Curriculum is used at Presidio Graduate School for teachers training as climate advocates. 

    Wakanyi is also a mother to four global nomad kids and together with her husband, they currently reside in The Netherlands. 

    Social Links

    Website: https://www.wakanyihoffman.com/

    LinkedIn: @wakanyi-hoffman - https://www.linkedin.com/in/wakanyi-hoffman-77a9671a4/

    Instagram: @waksnl - https://www.instagram.com/waksnl/

    • 43 min
    Building adaptive capacity in our young people - A Conversation with Glenda Eoyang

    Building adaptive capacity in our young people - A Conversation with Glenda Eoyang

    Simply trying to avoid or remove uncertainty and complexity from the lives of our young people (and our own) just isn't a viable strategy anymore! So what do we do instead? How might we intentionally build our adaptive capacity to thrive in the face of these dynamics?

    Dr. Glenda Eoyang works with public and private organizations to help them thrive in the face of overwhelming complexity and uncertainty. She is a pioneer in the field of human systems dynamics (HSD), which she founded. Through Human Systems Dynamic Institute, Glenda uses her Models and Methods to help others see patterns in the chaos that surrounds them, understand the patterns in simple and powerful ways, and take practical steps to shift chaos into order. Her clients include Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Oxfam International, Canada School of Public Service, Cargill, Fraser Health Authority (BC), and Roche/Genentech.

    Glenda’s latest book, with co-author Royce Holladay, is Adaptive Action: Leveraging Uncertainty in Your Organization (Stanford University Press, April 2013).

    https://www.sup.org/books/title/?id=21971

    You can find out more about the Human Systems Dynamics Institute here: https://www.hsdinstitute.org/index.html

    Social Links

    LinkedIn: @glenda-eoyang - https://www.linkedin.com/in/glenda-eoyang-795786/

    • 55 min
    Communities of Practice and Social Learning - A Conversation with Etienne and Beverly Wenger-Trayner

    Communities of Practice and Social Learning - A Conversation with Etienne and Beverly Wenger-Trayner

    Etienne and Beverly Wenger-Trayner are internationally renowned social learning theorists and consultants. Their pioneering writing and consulting is influential in diverse fields including learning theory, business, government, international development, healthcare, and education. 

    They founded the Social Learning Lab to host events on theory, practice, and leadership. Their more recent writing updated the theory in Learning in landscapes of practice and in the first volume in their new book series: Learning to make a difference: value creation in social learning spaces. 

    I can also highly recommend their Communities of practice guidebook as a really useful resource.

    Bev and Etienne's website - https://www.wenger-trayner.com/

    Communities of practice within and across organizations: A guidebook (2nd edition) - https://www.wenger-trayner.com/cop-guidebook/

    Learning to make a difference: value creation in social learning spaces - https://www.wenger-trayner.com/learning-to-make-a-difference-book/

    • 41 min
    An Indigenous Renaissance - A Conversation with Dr Marie Battiste

    An Indigenous Renaissance - A Conversation with Dr Marie Battiste

    What does it mean for those in culturally Eurocentric school systems around the world to learn from and with indigenous peoples about the role of education in community and connected with place? Should we even, after the horrors inflicted upon indigenous communities by settlers? These are delicate but important questions and it was a huge privilege to be able to sit down with Dr Marie Battiste to discuss them.

    Dr Marie Battiste is a citizen of the Mi’kmaq Nation of Potlotek First Nations and of the Aroostook Band of Micmacs in Maine. She is professor emerita in the College of Education at the University of Saskatchewan. She is a widely published author and editor, an officer in the Order of Canada, and a fellow of the Royal Society of Canada. Among her multiple honours are a National Aboriginal Achievement Award, a University of Saskatchewan Distinguished Researcher Award, a Distinguished Academic Award from the Canadian Association of University Teachers, and the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Medal for Service to Canada.



    Dr Battiste's new book is out in November 2024: 'Protecting Indigenous Knowledge and Heritage: A Canadian Obligation', co-written with James Sa'ke'j Youngblood Henderson.

    https://www.ubcpress.ca/protecting-indigenous-knowledge-and-heritage-new-edition

    • 58 min
    FLD Shorts - Episode 4 - Carl Honoré

    FLD Shorts - Episode 4 - Carl Honoré

    In this mini-series, Tim Logan and Ewan McIntosh talk about some of the most interesting bits (to us) of intriguing guests on the show so far, followed by a bitesized excerpt.
    This last episode in the series gets us all thinking about how we might slow down a little and create more space for our young people to explore, play, and... well, be bored sometimes!
    Check out the full episode here: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/futurelearningdesign/episodes/On-Slow-Education---A-Conversation-with-Carl-Honor-e24ndrf

    • 19 min
    Creating the University of the Future - A Conversation with Laura Eigbrecht and Ulf-Daniel Ehlers

    Creating the University of the Future - A Conversation with Laura Eigbrecht and Ulf-Daniel Ehlers

    What are the 'future skills' our young people need, and will the university of the future be unrecognisable from the universities of today? Laura Eigbrecht and Professor Ulf-Daniel Ehlers have gathered some of the top thinkers around the world who are creating the university of the future. They join Tim this week to share some of these powerful ideas.

    'Creating the University of the Future: A Global View on Future Skills and Future Higher Education' - https://link.springer.com/book/10.1007/978-3-658-42948-5

    Laura Eigbrecht is a senior researcher at the Baden-Württemberg Cooperative State University at the Chair of Educational Management and Lifelong Learning.

    As a doctoral candidate, she conducts research in the field of transformative and participatory future skills in higher education. After her binational bachelor's degree and her master's degree in children's and youth media, she worked at the children's channel of ARD and ZDF as well as in teaching and consulting in the field of migration, language and education.

    Professor Ulf-Daniel Ehlers is the founder of mindful-leaders.net and a serial social entrepreneur. He is a full Professor of Educational Management at Baden-Wurttemberg Cooperative State University. In 2011, he launched Germany’s first Cooperative University, now serving 35,000 students.

    In 2017, Ulf founded NextEducation (https://next-education.org/), focusing on the future of education and Future Skills. He served as Scientific Director at Karlsruhe Institute of Technology until 2023.

    Ulf has collaborated with over 30 universities globally and held leadership roles in EURASHE and EDEN. He has delivered keynotes in 45 countries and authored over 20 books and 300 scholarly articles. A trained systemic coach, Ulf integrates Future Skills into education for sustainable development.

    Social Links

    LinkedIn: @laura-eigbrecht - https://www.linkedin.com/in/laura-eigbrecht-60a586171/

    @ulfehlers - https://www.linkedin.com/in/ulfehlers/

    X: @uehlers - https://twitter.com/uehlers

    • 45 min

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Any podcast that features Keith Davids and Dave Snowden is a must listen for me!

Fabulous conversations that leave me enthused and optimistic while at the same time deeply depressed at the inadequacies of our education systems in all walks of life.

This is an essential companion to anyone trying to help the world break free from the tyranny of outdated methods of learning that reduce humans to commodities and objects!

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