Developing Cultural Intelligence for Leadership (MOOC, Week 4) #FLdevelopCQ

Here we reach the final week of the MOOC provided by Futurelearn/Commonpurpose, and looking ahead at this week, it appears that we’ll be focusing on ‘the other’, including ‘exoticism’, reminding me of Edward Said’s notions of ‘Orientalism‘. Stand up We need to recognise ‘cultural intolerance’: we all carry biases that reflect both positively and negatively to other communities – we may not be able to automatically remove it, but we can be aware of it, Continue Reading →

Developing Cultural Intelligence for Leadership (MOOC, Week 3) #FLdevelopCQ

Onto week 3 out of 4 from the FutureLearn/CommonPurpose looking at ‘cultural intelligence’. As someone who likes to meet new people all the time, likes to try new things, has travelled a lot, and focuses on digital culture … finding it really interesting, even if I don’t have time to engage with it on the deepest level! The need to experiment Finding our Core, and the values, behaviours, beliefs and habits within it must be done Continue Reading →

Developing Cultural Intelligence for Leadership (MOOC, Week 2) #FLdevelopCQ

So, just catching up with Week 2 of ‘Developing Cultural Intelligence for Leadership’ from Common Purpose/Futurelearn. Talking Core and Flex Do you know what your central values and purpose are – do you know what to hold onto, and what you can adapt to fit different (cultural) circumstances? Our Core comprises the things that define us: our own personal ‘over my dead body’ list. These are things that won’t change (or won’t change easily). Their Continue Reading →

Developing Cultural Intelligence for Leadership (MOOC, Week 1) #FLdevelopCQ

The first week of this four-week course focuses on ‘Modern Leadership’, offering an introduction to Cultural Intelligence, explore its evolution and relevance, and why it is integral to modern leadership, drawing upon a wide range of material developed by CommonPurpose.org. “Founded in 1989 as a not-for-profit social enterprise, Common Purpose now runs local programmes for leaders in cities across the world, and our global programmes bring together leaders from over 100 countries across six continents.” Opening Continue Reading →

Understanding Cultural Intelligence with @Futurelearn

I’ve signed up for another MOOC – a four-week online course on ‘cultural intelligence’. See what commonpurpose.org has to say about it: The world is shrinking and leaders from different cultures are finding that they need to work together. The cultures are formed of geography, faith, gender, generation, organisation and sector. And in a global world, where problems cross borders between cultures, we need leaders who can cross those boundaries and cross cultures too; people Continue Reading →

Childhood in the Digital Age (Week 4) #FLdigitalkid15

1) Intro Video Looking into the future, and particularly how technology has/is affected/ing education in the classroom. How do parents support what is going on in the classroom? 2) What could the future look like? The Khan Academy, it’s popularity, and the notion of the flipped classroom. Khan sells the notion of the platform as being able to help teach the individual, rather than what the whole class needs to know – it sees where Continue Reading →

Childhood in the Digital Age (Week 1) #FLdigitalkid15

This four-week course from the OU draws upon the expertise of a developmental psychologist, and a researcher in early literacy – both different aspects from mine, which comes from that of a social media/communications specialist looking at what children/those shaping their environment need to understand in order to ‘enjoy the best and avoid the worst’ online. Intro Video How is digital technology changing childhood – and how can adults keep up? Touch-screen = accessible, but Continue Reading →

WTC Theology: Week 10: The Finale (@WTCTheology)

Session 10.1: Salvation is at the Heart of the Christian Faith Overview of what we’ve looked at, and that God has a special place for the poor and the margianalised. Those who have should give others. Those with power should not oppress others. We need to be observant about what’s going on around us, and stand up for those who are unable to do so. The importance of salvation. To save us from sin that Continue Reading →