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Venessa: Superhero School An Epicenter for Disruptive Innovation
"I put a short post up a few days ago in an online group I’m in, with the above image and this brief description:

superhero school. center for disruptive innovation. continuous learning zone. collective intelligence. live/work startup incubator. community center. hackerspace. makerlab. autonomous zone. permaculture and sustainable food production. cooperatively owned communications infrastructure. resilience. r&d; lab. a place for creative troublemakers. hudson valley. i want this to exist.

It blew up to over 100 comments in less than 48 hours, with many people sharing their own thoughts and plans and existing initiatives to create similar things in their areas. I was inspired! Is this an idea whose time has come?"

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lcproject  cv  hackerspaces  unschooling  deschooling  glvo  kaospilots  incubator  communitycenter  communitycenters  creativity  sharedspace  collectiveintelligence  continuouslearningzone  learning  superheroschool  sharing  collaborativeconsumption  cocreation  makers  knowmads  twinoaks  tamera  kibbutzim  findhornfoundation  lionkimbro  centerforalternativetechnology  friendsofgaviotas  gaiauniversity  edenproject  schumachercollege  teamacademy  generalassembly  unreasonableinstitute  maisonnotman  blackbox  barcamp  unconferences  fablabs  workshops  chaordinatedevents  prototyping  rapidprototyping 
november 2011 by robertogreco
Uffe Elbaek on social entrepreneurship | Education Futures
"When posed with the ques­tion of which skills and com­pe­ten­cies are crit­i­cal for suc­cess­ful so­cial en­tre­pre­neur­ship, Uffe cited four key com­pe­ten­cies from the KaosPi­lots pro­gram:

1. Mean­ing: If you don’t un­der­stand what you’re do­ing and why you are do­ing it, your ac­tiv­ity will fail. It is im­por­tant to cre­ate mean­ing through what we do.

2. Re­la­tion­ship: To­day’s so­ci­ety re­quires more team­work and so­phis­ti­cated com­mu­ni­ca­tion and prob­lem-solv­ing skills. Build­ing good re­la­tion­ships with the peo­ple you work with is crit­i­cal.

3. Change: You have to be able to un­learn what you al­ready know so that you can learn what is im­por­tant in a chang­ing world.

4. Ac­tion: You need to pro­duce solid, vis­i­ble re­sults."
kaospilots  uffeelbaek  johnmoravec  cristobalcobo  2011  socialentrepreneurship  knowmads  meaning  relationships  change  action  socialchange  problemsolving  softskills  education  learning  invention  fourthsector  ngo 
september 2011 by robertogreco
What Innovative Schools in Higher Ed are Doing Right « The Learning Lab
"# Action learning. First you experience, then you talk about your experiences. That’s how learning happens naturally, outside schools, and it is how these schools work as well...

# Reflection. When you start with action, you get great material for reflection and dialogue. Creating a common understanding of what they experience and having a dialogue about how they can act in the future in similar situations is effective learning.

# Interest in students. The students get to have great influence of the projects carried out during the courses. These schools act as if they are interested in the people that attend them. They know that a great way to awake interest is by showing interest.

# Getting to know yourself. Understanding yourself better, how you work with others and what you need to thrive is a big part of at least Kaospiloterna...

# Process knowledge..."
schools  education  kaospilots  learning  tcsnmy  highered  highereducation  innovation  interested  experience  experientiallearning  unschooling  deschooling  gamechanging  interestedness 
april 2010 by robertogreco
Changepilot: About Changepilot
"Changepilot is a consulting firm that works with innovation, creativity and change management in private businesses as well as in the public sector. All 11 head consultants are educated KaosPilots with impressive results from both graduation and the business community. They all have several years of experience as project leaders, coaches and business developers. At Changepilot we want to create a new alternative to the traditional consulting firms. We want to make innovation, creativity and change management more accessible, palpable and action orientated. KaosPilots are well known for their ability to create surprising and creative results with focus on value creation. It was only natural to build this company on the unique competences of the KaosPilots. That is why Changepilot is based on the theory of the KaosPilots and their practice on action-based learning and methods."
kaospilots  changepilot  denmark 
october 2009 by robertogreco
Most unusual college in the world: Ode Magazine, October 2005 [.pdf]
"At KaosPilots, young people (starting at 21) learn how to set up and carry out projects, sell their ideas, put together a business plan, stimulate creativity, work cooperatively, inspire others and themselves, take advantage of unexpected events, remain open to new ideas, bring mind and body into balance, and keep their heads cool and their hearts warm. They learn, in fact, how to realize their dreams." ... "“KaosPilots are streetwise and risk- taking,” Elbaek says. “And above all, they have social compassion and the inclination to adopt a helpful attitude toward the people they work with and for. You should never underestimate that influence.”"

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kaospilots  århus  education  altgdp  learning  entrepreneurship  schools  progresive  denmark  scandinavia  gamechanging  deschooling  projectbasedlearning  uffeelbaek  filetype:pdf  media:document  pbl 
october 2009 by robertogreco
Business School for KaosPilots | Fast Company
"Unlike traditional business schools, nearly 30% of the training program focuses on developing each student's "inner pilot," using assertiveness training, stress prevention, group dynamics, and physical training."
århus  education  learning  kaospilots  fastcompany  uffeelbaek  altgdp  business  entrepreneurship  denmark  scandinavia  universities  social  mba  alternative  gamechanging 
october 2009 by robertogreco
Kaos-Think -- This Time, in English | Fast Company
"A new book sharing lessons and ideas from the KaosPilots, a progressive business school in Denmark, indicates that business leaders around the world can still learn from the Scandinavian world of work."
århus  education  business  college  kaospilots  altgdp  entrepreneurship  uffeelbaek  socialentrepreneurship  learning  progressive  scandinavia  denmark 
october 2009 by robertogreco
The Kaospilots • team 12
"In the constant hunt for new ways to organize life and development the KaosPilots have built a modern organization where daily performance, learning, development and outlook form the cornerstones of running the school."
design  creativity  learning  education  schools  social  business  altgdp  kaospilots  sustainability  culture  future  economics  designthinking  art  entrepreneurship  socialinnovation  activism  change  denmark  chaos  innovation  management  kaospilot 
november 2005 by robertogreco

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