expertise

Should Pupils Call Teachers By Their First Name? – Education Article

Reading Time: 4 minutes Are 21st teachers stuck in a time warp? If a pupil calls you by your first name do you go ‘ballistic’ or just carry on with a “nothing to see here” attitude? Teachers can get precious about their titles but what’s in a name? Does it really matter whether they call you “Sir”, “Miss” or “Dave”? The first time a pupil called me by my first name wasn’t pleasant. It ruffled my feathers, I took umbrage…

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Gift horses | E-Learning Provocateur – Education Article

If I had asked people what they wanted, they would have said faster horses. I’m fascinated by this quote that Henry Ford may or may not have uttered. In The best of both worlds I promoted Design Thinking as a means of using customer insights to inform strategic decision making. However, as the above quote suggests, customers don’t know what they don’t know. Sometimes it takes an expert to show them. In an era in which the very existence of…

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