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1 Learning, Trusting, Sharing Dr Katalin Illes 18th SPACE Conference hosted by Cyprus College, Nicosia (CY) 21-24 March 2007

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3 Overview Higher Education in the 21 st Century Trusting Learning Sharing Millennium Goals and Higher Education Balancing the Tangible and the Intangible in Education

4 Higher Education in the 21st Century Major Challenge: 19 th century mindset 20 th century processes 21 st century needs

5 Gallup survey on effectiveness in UK organisations: 17% employees are engaged in their work 83% employees put in less than 100% of effort 67% not-engaged 16% actively disengaged

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7 Data, information, knowledge Gap between ideal and reality The age of discontinuity or paradox Need to take time and make sense of our activities and relationships Change= trading a certain present for an uncertain future

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9 In theory, practice and theory are the same. In practice they are not. Albert Einstein

10 Trust Key component of human life Discussed in different disciplines Treated as a noun or gerund; as a must have or should have Trust as a verb, as action Trusting as a process Internal view of trusting

11 Learning Human desire to grow Sense making Satisfy curiosity Gaining recognition Fulfilling purpose

12 In pursuit of knowledge, every day something is acquired; In pursuit of wisdom, every day something is dropped. (Lao Tzu)

13 Karl Weicks advice: Drop your focus on decision making If I make a decision it is a possession, I take pride in it, I tend to defend it and not listen to those who question it. If I make sense, then this is more dynamic and I listen, and I can change it. A decision is something you polish. Sensemaking is a direction for the next period. (Journal of Management Education, February, 2007. p.12)

14 You cant drop what you consciously do not posses The range of what we think and do is limited by what we fail to notice. And because we fail to notice that we fail to notice there is little we can do to change until we notice how failing to notice shapes our thoughts and deeds. (Mangham & Pye, 1991, The doing of managing, p.31)

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18 In Africa they say that there are two hungers, the lesser hunger and the greater hunger. The lesser hunger is for things that sustain life, the goods and services, and the money to pay for them which we all need. The greater hunger is for an answer to the question why? for some understanding of what life is for. (Handy, C. 1997)

19 Millennium Goals and Education 1.Eradicate extreme poverty and hunger 2.Achieve universal primary education 3.Promote gender equality and empower women 4.Reduce child mortality 5.Improve maternal health 6.Combat HIV/AIDS, malaria and other diseases 7.Ensure environmental sustainability 8.Develop a global partnership for development

20 Pause for Thought Reflect on fundamental concepts: School – schole = free space Educate –educe, educare =to lead forth, to bring out Enlighten – shed light on something Lead as a master The masters work is people

21 Balancing the tangible and the intangible in education Intellectual Capital cannot be measured in the same way as tangible properties Knowledge X Morality X Talent X Effort= Intellectual Capital (Kopatsy,1999)

22 Conclusion Happiness cannot be attained by wanting to be happy – it must come as the unintended consequence of working for a goal greater than oneself. (Victor Frankl,1963)

23 Conclusion A person who is fully differentiated and integrated becomes a complex individual – one who has the best chance at leading a happy, vital and meaningful life. (Csikszentmihalyi, M. 2003)

24 Learning, Trusting, Sharing Aim to become an accomplished, complex individual Help others on their journey Our Choices Define Us

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27 EFHARISTO (Thank You) Questions?


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