Insights gained from a series of non-traditional research approaches is what led Frey and the rest of his team to the “eureka moments” pinpointing key inflection points destined to dramatically change the field of education. These will be revealed at his presentation on Tuesday…
Over 18 months ago, the DaVinci Institute embarked on a relentless mission to uncover the future of education. Breaking the mold of traditional research, the Institute employed unusual study techniques involving several thousand man-hours of research, expert interviews, focus groups, research teams, “brain tumor sessions”, and lonely walks on the midnight sidewalks thinking about this topic.
“I kept putting myself into the shoes of a student and asking myself the question – What is the most important thing I should learn today?” said Thomas Frey, Senior Futurist and Executive Director of the DaVinci Institute. “And invariably, the material I saw being taught never matched with what I saw myself wanting to learn.”
Insights gained from non-traditional research is what led Frey and the rest of his team to the “eureka moments” pinpointing key inflection points destined to dramatically change the field of education.
“We have identified 12 critical dimensions of the future learning system. However, only the first two need to be in place for the revolution to begin,” says Frey.
The conclusions have been expanded into a 20-page report that will be presented in detail at the March 27th Movers & Shakers event in Denver, Colorado at Phipps Mansion starting at 8:00 am.
EVENT: Movers and Shakers Breakfast Series
DATE: March 27, 2007 – Tuesday
TIMES: 8:00 – 9:30 am
LOCATION: Phipps Mansion – Tennis Pavilion – 3400 Belcaro Drive, Denver, Colorado 80209
DIRECTIONS: Click here for map
BREAKFAST: Will be served starting at 8:00 amWEBSITE: www.davinciinstitute.com/page.php?ID=169
PRODUCED BY: The DaVinci Institute and the University of Denver’s Daniels College of BusinessTOPIC: Future of Education
SPEAKERS: Thomas Frey, Executive Director of the DaVinci Institute
EXPERT PANEL: Dr. James Davis, Dean of University College at the University of Denver; Ellen Miller-Brown, Director of K-8 and Middle School Leadership in the Boulder Valley School District; Michael Cushman, Senior Fellow at the DaVinci Institute
COST: $49 – ($10 discount for DaVinci Institute Members) – Register here.
NOTE: We will be limited to a seating capacity of 100 people. Because this will fill up quickly, everyone must be registered to attend.
Michael Cushman is a Senior Fellow at the DaVinci Institute and has extensive experience and expertise in creating the future. Michael is a hands-on change leader with proven success in leading cultural change, operational excellence, creating award-winning products, and introducing profitable technology and process improvements at over 50 companies. Recently, Michael helped Knowledge Factor win its patent and bring to market its innovative Confidence-Based Leaning technology. Besides working on projects and writing for DaVinci, Michael blogs at engagingchange.com and speaks on the topics of business culture and the mindsets of change leaders.
Movers & Shakers is not for everyone. Traditional assumptions will be challenged, problems will be solved at the same time that new problems are created, and ideas, big and small, brilliant and eccentric, will become the currency of trade. And through this process we are dedicated to cultivating the potential of those who attend and increasing their competitiveness both here and throughout the world.