Chaos Theory -- Values' Systems are the strange
attractor that shape all human behaviour. A 60 minute documentary from BBC4 and
a 10 minute video explanation from U-tube will help you understand chaos theory.
Who's Counting? -- Marilyn Waring on Sex, Lies and Global Economics. In
this feature-length documentary, Marilyn Waring demystifies the language of
economics by defining it as a value system in which all goods
and activities are related only to their monetary value. As a result, unpaid
work is unrecognized while activities that may be environmentally and socially
detrimental are deemed productive. Waring maps out an alternative vision using a
The PostGrowth Economy -- Two videos and one animate which,
in approximately 5 minutes each, put a strong case for why we must URGENTLY find a way to recreate the world's
economies so they provide us with Properity Without Growth.
Prosperity Without Growth -- Tim Jackson, a
professor of Sustainable Development and author of the book, "Prosperity Without
Growth", argues it's time to re-think the very notion of growth and what it
means to be genuinely prosperous.
David Suzuki's Legacy -- A lecture
from David Suzuki which nicely complements the above lecture from Tim Jackson.
The Future of the Brain - Baroness Susan Greenfield shows how modern
technology is affecting the development of the human brain.
Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi: Creativity, fulfillment and flow
- Mihaly Czikszentmihalyi asks, "What makes a life worth living?" Noting that
money cannot make us happy, he looks to those who find pleasure and lasting
satisfaction in activities that bring about a state of "flow."
Sugata Mitra: Can kids teach themselves?
- Speaking at LIFT 2007, Sugata Mitra talks about his Hole in the Wall project. Young kids
in this project figured out how to use a PC on their own -- and then taught
other kids. He asks, what else can children teach themselves? This is a great
demonstration of the principle of self-organising systems: when given the right
resources and support of their values, magic happens.
We are educating people out of their creativity
Sir Ken Robinson makes an entertaining and profoundly moving case for creating
an education system that nurtures (rather than undermines) creativity. Why don't
we get the best out of people?
Sir Ken Robinson: Bring on the revolution! | Video on TED.com
- In this
poignant, funny follow-up to his fabled 2006 talk, Sir Ken Robinson makes the
case for a radical shift from standardized schools to personalized learning --
creating conditions where kids' natural talents can flourish.
RSA Animate: Sir Ken Robinson
- Creativity expert Sir Ken Robinson asks, "How do we make change happen in education and how do we make it last?"