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Understanding Creativity

Posted by jjerlich on 31. March 2017

is a first step.

Understanding your own aptitude for creative thinking is the best first step you can take. Knowing and enjoying your own creativity and the blocks that keep your creativity from flowing is essential to a happy life.

Jutta Jerlich Guest Author Understanding Creativity

That is why I wrote a couple of sections as a guest author of the new book

Understanding Creativity

I have been collaborating with the main two authors Dr. Daniel Collado-Ruiz and Dr. Hesamedin Ostad-Ahmad-Ghorabi for many years now and want to thank them for including my thoughts and expertise.

The topics I burn

  • Communication Culture
  • Conflicts Management
  • Learning from failures

I highly recommend you to read this book, it is not only explaining creativity in a simple way but also gives a lot of practical examples and tipps on why a specific method might work in your case and others not.

Let me know if you do so.
I am always connecting with my readers and curious about feedback.

Inspirational regards

Jutta

 

 

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Launchlabs – Einladung zur FUN.Basel Vol V

Posted by jjerlich on 17. February 2017

Launchlabs

Die erste #FuckUpNight‬ in #‎Basel‬ 2017 wird im Launchlabs statt finden – wir freuen uns schon sehr auf die neue Kulisse. Vielen Dank Andreas!

Diesmal steht ein Themenabend in Deutsch auf dem Programm.

Zudem haben wir uns – Isabelle und Jutta – entschlossen, es unseren Sprechern gleich zu tun und die Erfahrung, eine Geschichte in 7 Minuten auf den Punkt zu bringen, zu machen.

Wir haben noch einen Dritten im Bunde – mehr verraten wir auf unserer FB Page und wenn ihr uns auf Twitter folgt. Vielen Dank !

Gleich hier anmelden und Sitzplatz sichern

Wir sehen uns am 23.2.2017 in der

Halle 8, Gundeldingerfeld
Dornacherstrasse 192
CH-4053 Basel

… um 19:00 geht’s los.

 

LINKS

www.launchlabs.ch

www.fuckupnights.com/basel

#fun.basel @fun_basel @jjerlich

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Recoding Habits

Posted by jjerlich on 5. December 2016

Speaker Update and Event Tip for people in Basel

mahima_jutta

Feeling strong: Jutta & Mahima

A quite daunting task – recoding habits you want to get rid of.

I read lots of different articles about changing and forming new habits. The science of how our brain works helps to understand this topic.

One of the rules stated is that you need at least 21 days of doing something to form a new habit that overwrites the old one.

Well, it is a very long time to get over 21 days. If you have ever tried to do this, you will know how hard it is.

Taking up this topic is #Fun.Basel speaker Mahima. She is in Villa Crescenda tomorrow night on Dec 6, 2016 on her late night special from 20:00 to 22:00 speaking about “Recoding Negative Habits”.

JOIN US – with this link you will get one of the last open seats.

Looking forward to meet Mahima tomorrow – being around her always brings light and answers question, even when I did not consciously have any.

It is a coincidence to write this on a 5th of Dec = KRAMPUS   with the event coming up on 6th of Dec = NICHOLAS.

An Austro-Bavarian Alpine tradition: Krampus punishes children who have misbehaved on the 5th of December and Saint Nicholas rewards the well-behaved with gifts on the 6th of December.

Inspirational regards

Jutta

 

LINKS

6.12.2016
Recoding Negative Habits
20:00 to 22:00
Villa Crescenda, Basel

www.themahimamindset.com
www.lovesilence.com

Krampus and Saint Nicholas

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FUN.Basel Vol IV

Posted by jjerlich on 13. November 2016

The last #FuckUpNight‬ in #‎Basel‬ of this year was the second one in Fluxdock, the first one with 2 female speakers and the first one we were not able to leave our host location before 11:30. It really is a special Night and I enjoy the great different kind of networking – our special crowd is growing and brings very special unique human beings into our community.

Looking forward to continuing 2017 – stay tuned for the dates to come and meet us.

Thanks to our speakers at @FUN_Basel Vol IV

… for sharing their stories:

Mahima Klinge
Top Self Mastery Mentor

Creator of the Mahima Mindset – Founder of Love Silence.

www.themahimamindset.com
www.lovesilence.com

Listen to all the voices in your head

It is very easy to get buried by million tasks everyday, make sure that you still have a life and time for yourself.

 

Stefan Logar
Switzerland’s #1 expert to optimize and integrate solutions to increase workflow and success.

Co-founder of “The Abundance Principles”

www.tapabundance.com

Do read contract details

A quite exhaustive recommendation in our digital time – choose your ventures wisely

 

Karen Cheng
– BChD MFDS RCSEng MBA

Lived and worked in 7 countries

For trailing spouses

Be aware of not loosing yourself on the journey.

 

 

We are looking forward to your stories, invitations to new host locations –
Be part of the change or be the change!

See you 2017

 

LINKS

FUN Basel Vol IV Speakers

Read more about @FUN_Basel evenings

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Simple solutions

Posted by jjerlich on 2. November 2016

wp_20160720_009When you find yourself in a difficult situation or facing a complex problem, others always find it simple and easy to solve. You get suggestions on how to solve the problem right away.

Do you know that feeling? I do.

Sometimes we even know the solution when we actually had time to think about it. It is not so easy though to apply your inner wisdom. It needs time and space to stay in touch with your inner voice and take decisions accordingly. A third person to sort out the conversations between you and yourself makes a huge difference.

I recently met Martin & Stefan who have the gift to help people doing just that: Sorting out what they already know, face the unknowns and manifest your inner powers through decisions and actions. Sounds too fluffy?

  • Martin is a master in guiding people to allow themselves to surface the knowledge you already have to create the life you want.
  • Stefan is the left side of the brain and a capacity in putting processes in place to grow your business, ideas and skills.

I convinced them to share their methods and exercises beyond their normal 1:1 setting. They are holding a very first 1-Day workshop in Basel on 12.11.2016.

They gave me the gift of 15 special workshop tickets to forward to my personal network which I am happy to offer you – just contact me.

If the date does not fit into your schedule or you are not in Basel but you still would like to know more about their activities, please leave them your email on their website and you will receive updates on their upcoming programs in different cities and online.

Happy to see you next Saturday or connect with you online.

Inspirational regards

Jutta

 

LINKS

www.tapabundance.com

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Another first – FUN.Basel Vol III

Posted by jjerlich on 28. September 2016

The third one and the first one

Thanks to everybody who joined us at the 3rd #FuckUpNight‬ in #‎Basel‬ and the first event ever in the new #fluxdock with the next 3 stories from our speakers.

It is wonderful that each and every evening has its own character and style colored by the personalities and stories of our speakers.

Thanks to our speakers at @FUN_Basel Vol III

… for sharing their stories:

Asitta Tabatabai
M.A. lic.iur.

Accredited Coach, Mediator, Supervisor and Trainer of Mediators

www.tabatabai.ch

Not all projects that smile at you are good for you

She works with people who lost balance in life or at work. Her story reflected that in a very personal way that needs to sink in the mind before forming into a lesson. This is how her students remember her stories years after she told them in class.

 

kurt_schmidKurt Schmid
coaches individuals, teams and companies to advance their projects and ideas

www.persuasion.ch

Is this the end of Marketing?

This is one of the question that came up during the Q&A session with the audience. An amazing person with a story that many know about from the media. It was great to hear about your lessons learned and how the challenges touched you – as it would everyone of us.

 

Daniel Jordi

Creator of The ChangeMakers Hub & LinkedREvolution
Visionary Connector for High Impact Leaders
Member of the Steering Committee at the Trestle Group Foundation 20:20 Initiative

Show who you are and your tribe always finds you

www.jordico.com

Thanks a lot Daniel – to follow the third personal invitation as a speaker. We are very happy to support and be part of your mission to bring humanity back into the way we do business.

 

Please do approach us if …

  • you are interested to be a speaker at FuckUpNights Basel
  • want to host us in your location
  • want to sponsor us or know someone who does
  • are interested in learning how to integrate speaking about failure into your organizational culture  …

 

We are looking forward to see you again on 10. November 2016.

 

LINKS

FUN Basel Vol III Speakers

Read more about @FUN_Basel evenings

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Mu(r)seums Tag

Posted by traudljerlich on 19. July 2016

Was alles dahinter steckt: Die Vorbereitungen und Arbeiten zur Erstellung des Theaterstücks “Wasser”

Wie schon 2015 nahm Elisabeth Feiner auch heuer wieder die Einladung zur THEATERFABRIK WEIZ mit ihrer Klasse an. Die in die dritte Klasse aufgestiegene 3 C hat sich an ein spannendes und wichtiges Thema gemacht:

„WASSER“

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Vor dem Theaterprojekt standen umfangreiche Vorarbeiten am Plan:

  1. Zunächst Wortschatzarbeiten, da keines der Kinder Deutsch als Muttersprache hat. Das Erarbeiten von Redewendungen mit Wasser machte allen viel Spaß.
  2. Erfahrungen der Kinder mit Wasser wurden gesammelt :
    Die Flussraumführung mit Dipl. Ing. Katharina Schüssler und ihrem Team aus der Abteilung 14 Wasserwirtschaft, Ressourcen und Nachhaltigkeit des Landes Steiermark war besonders beeindruckend.
    Auch am Experimentiertag waren die Kinder mit voller Aufmerksamkeit bei Auftrieb, Schwimmen, Wasserverschmutzung und -reinigung bei der Sache. Zirkuläres Denken, Denken in Kreisläufen, dass alle Teilsysteme in Kreisläufen miteinander verbunden sind konnten erfahrbar und erlebbar gemacht werden.

Am Mu(r)seums Tag konnten sich die SchülerInnen intensiv mit dem Hauptfluss der Steiermark beschäftigen. Die Führung: „ Da rinnt noch viel Wasser die Mur hinunter” brachte viele Erkenntnisse:

  • Die Mur wurde als Transportweg, Wäscheplatz, Fischwasser  usw. verwendet.
  • Wir bauen ein Wasserrad – im Rahmen der Murausstellung, um zu erfahren, wie man die Kraft des Wassers nützen kann.
  • Verständnis zur Veränderung von Wassernutzung, Wasserbringen, Wasserwegen – die Murausstellung diente als Grundlage, die im Sachunterricht weitergeführt werden konnte.

6 5 4

Der Zugang der Kinder zum Thema Wasser wurde ein bewussterer, respektvollerer und gewissenhafterer.

UNSER ZIEL
Verantwortung spürbar und erlebbar machen, alles Tun hat (Aus)wirkungen, ob es ein kleines Rückhaltebecken ist, Licht,  welches man brennen lässt oder auf der Bühne steht und mit der gesamten Klasse ein Theaterstück spielt.

“Eine der großen Herausforderungen waren die Probearbeiten mit einem Kind, das eine A-Typische Form des Autismus hat. Die Kinder wollten aber, dass auch dieses Kind dabei ist und mitspielt.”

Elisabeth Feiner

Mehr als nur das Theaterstück ist der gesamte Weg dorthin bemerkenswert. Ich möchte dieses Beispiel eines aussergewöhnlichen und darum umso interessanteren Lern- und Erfahrungsweges durch meinen Bericht darüber nicht nur sichtbar machen und Elisabeth den gebührenden Dank aussprechen, sondern auch gern weitergeben und animieren, auch in solchen Bahnen zu denken.

Ein herzliches Dank ergeht an alle, die uns bei unserem Tun unterstützt haben …

LINKS

Theaterprojekt Wanted 2015

CREDITS

Theaterpädagogin Gudrun Maier

Die Theaterfabrik in Weiz hat die Bühne zur Verfügung gestellt, Vera und Kathi haben die Theatergruppen begrüßt und ihre Fabrik vorgestellt.
Eine der insgesamt 8 Spielgruppen kam sogar aus Wien angereist.

Der Landesverband für außerberufliches Theater in der Steiermark LAUT! hat die Aufführung mitorganisiert und gesponsert.

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A phenomenal opening

Posted by juttajerlich on 13. May 2016

A huge thanks to our speakers at @FUN_Basel Vol I

I organized uncountable events, workshops, lectures and conferences from 15 – 20 to more than 500 participants. It is always crucial to design the benefit for your audience and make sure that you deliver it for each and every one of them.

For me the most important element is if you are able to create an environment of trust where people can share their thoughts and experiences, allowing to multiply your engagement through the community that is formed by having been at the same event.

I am so happy that we succeeded – it was a very powerful evening – the first #FuckUpNight‬ in #‎Basel‬ – the personal sharing was just phenomenal …

Thanks for a very special evening to all the almost 60 people who made it through the rain on Thursday and attended.

Your energy and thoughts made the evening such a powerful experience.

Thanks to our brave premiere speakers – here is the ONE LEARNING to take from our evening together:

2016 05 12 FUN1 DSC00266

 

Miao Gerhard
Speaker, Coach, Entrepreneur, Philanthropist
Founder & CEO www.mgcce.com, www.love-on-road.com
Co-founder & Managing Director www.shang-dao.com
President www.toastmasters-basel.ch
www.professionalspeakersacademy.com

Upgrade your boat

Your skills and competencies are what you bring along on the boat you sail through life. The strength of your boat determines if and how you can survive a storm.

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The Art of Learning from Mistakes

Posted by juttajerlich on 19. April 2016

Book your seatWeil Fehler zum Erfolg führen
Because errors are on your way to success
Parce que l’erreur est source de succès

We cordially invite you to

the first ever FuckUpNight in Basel

12.May 2016

The Basel region is Switzerland’s most dynamic and innovative economic area. Located at the heart of Europe, right next to Germany and France, is is also known for the incomparable art and architecture scene and its lively approach to life.

Trilingual – English, German and French.

Here are the links you need for more details, reserving your seats, joining the FUN.Basel community to engage in your City and be ready for future dates.

Why are we doing this?

————– Take the time to think about this ————–

How do you define success?
How do you look at mistakes and errors?

… exactly … it is a question of definition and interpretation.

A short research leads to the definition of a “fuckup” as a serious or severe mistake. A quick look at history of the word “failure” shows that the origin of its meaning was “non-occurrence”, it’s use changed over time.

Looking at the word FAIL as an acronym is my choice:

FAIL = First Attempt In Learning

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Faule Bewegungen

Posted by juttajerlich on 29. February 2016

Gibt es so etwas wie faule Bewegungen überhaupt?

Jeder kennt Stress in seinen unterschiedlichsten Erscheinungsformen. Eine Googlesuche nach dem Wort Stress ergibt ungefähr 543.000.000 Resultate in 0,45 Sekunden. Erschlagen! Im Wahrsten Sinne des Wortes.

Mein Ziel, meine Fähigkeit, mit Stress umzugehen, zu verbessern, bewog mich zum Besuch der ShenDao Praxis von Nicole Mühlemann in Riehen, Basel. Sie wurde mir von einem sehr guten Freund und Kollegen aus der IT Welt empfohlen. Dafür möchte ich mich hier an dieser Stelle auch gleich gebührend bei Max bedanken.

Ich glaube an die Fähigkeit des Körpers, Krankheiten und Beschwerden zu bekämpfen. Es ist immer wieder ein Gewinn, sich mit anderen Menschen zu unterhalten, die diese Selbstheilkraft sehen und noch mehr, einem helfen können, diese Kraft durch Ernährung und Lebensstil zu stärken.

Von Nicole habe ich den Begriff “Faule Bewegungen” zum ersten Mal gehört. Es geht um kleine, feine und langsame, bewußte Bewegungen eines ganz bestimmten Körperteiles oder sogar nur bestimmte Muskeln. An der Einbindung in meinem Alltag arbeite ich noch 🙂

Holen Sie sich Ihre Bewegungsanleitungen!

LINKS

www.praxisshendao.ch

work stress by zenhabits

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The 3 Costs of Multitasking

Posted by juttajerlich on 8. April 2014

Does this happen to you?
It certainly does to me. What do you do to prevent yourself from doing so?
I started to limit the time I allow for going off-track and depending on the task I work at, I do not allow myself to get off-track at all.

This is true some days, other days not at all.
Now I am trying to understand the why behind this.
It would be great to hear about your findings.

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Knowledge disappears

Posted by juttajerlich on 6. January 2014

as soon as you have acquired it.learningPATH

Have you noticed this as well?

It starts out with you wanting to learn something which may seem like a long way to go and a huge task. Depending on what you have in mind, it may really take quite a long time.

After you are done, finished the exam, start practicing and using the knowledge in your daily life and work, it seems effortless to you since you know what you are doing.

The knowledge became part of you and seemingly disappeared. You do not notice any more that you have the abilities you have. This can become an obstacle when you need to “sell” yourself, your expertise and knowledge, for example when job searching, or trying to move up in a company.

Then the ability of being able to look at yourself from a little distance would come in handy. Self reflection is a skill by itself, needs some practice and at best, support from another person.

When we think one step ahead: how about if we would like to help others gain knowledge, teach and mentor people to learn.

This looks like an even bigger challenge as behavioral economist Dan Ariely confirms: Ask Ariely: Do Professors Have to Be Boring?

Why? I think the reasons lies in the fact that the learning path of everyone is different as we are all unique individuals and go different ways to reach our goals.

A good teacher leads the way for you to find your own learning path.

LINKS
Why is communication the key?

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Wishing you lots of Christmas for 2014

Posted by juttajerlich on 30. December 2013

Christmas is the celebration of the birth of Jesus, a religious event and a widely celebrated cultural holiday.  When you ask people the question “How do you celebrate Christmas?” or “What does Christmas mean to you?”, you will get quite diverse answers.

Everybody has a different way of celebrating. In some places Santa Claus comes through the chimney and delivers gifts to children on the 25th of December. Where the population is predominantly roman catholic, the birth of Jesus as the “Christkind” is celebrated on the 24th of December with a family gathering and attending church service.  In other countries Christmas is a festivity with a more commercially motivated.

         Christmas tree 2013

The essence of any festival for me is the coming together, meeting family and friends, cooking and eating together. This is what my family does at Christmas. It was not always like that. It developed into this format. The special dish this year was Carp in salt crust and it was delicious. But it was not about the dish. It was about the time spent together and the thoughts exchanged while decorating the tree, preparing the meal and cleaning up afterwards.

This is my feeling of Christmas. I enjoy all festivals of all religions that bring people together, open their minds for each other and lead them back to what connects them: common roots, same goals, shared views on life, friendship and love.

I hope that this kind of feeling was part of your Christmas holidays and I wish you lots more feelings like this for the New Year 2014

I wish you lots of Christmas occasions throughout the year.

Thanks for the thought exchange, support and collaboration to

my family and friends
my colleagues, advisers, mentors and companions
my former students in Japan
my current Creativity Engineering students

RECOMMENDATION

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Prolegomena 2

Posted by juttajerlich on 1. November 2013

Kai Tomioka Redewettbewerboder Man kann Wichtiges auch lustig erklaeren …

In Erinnerung an meine Zeit in Japan denke ich immer wieder an Prolegomena – den von Kai geschriebenen Text “Man kann Wichtiges auch lustig erklaeren” zurück, der in seiner Bedeutung wichtiger zu werden scheint.

Der Originalausschnitt aus dem Nanzan Redewettbewerb 10.12.2011 hilft mir dabei, mich so richtig wieder hineinzufühlen.

Selbstkritik und krtisches Denken – das ist etwas, dass in einer Gesellschaft nicht fehlen darf.  Das ist etwas, dass Teil eines jeden Lernprozesses sein sollte. Feedback von anderen und die eigene Reflexion sind unersätzlich.

Fukushima ist ein Beispiel

Die doch immer wieder zu mir durchdringenden Berichte rund um Fukushima, das Miterleben aller Geschehnisse in Japan, das recherchierte Wissen und das sich-Austauschen mit in Japan unterrichtenden Kollegen und Kolleginnen, machen deutlich, wie sehr eine Gesellschaft an dem vorbeigehen kann, was sie als ihr Ziel vorgibt:

Sicherheit und Gesundheit

“Doch die Regierung wird uns nicht helfen. Sie sagen uns, wir sollen einfach hier bleiben. Unseren Kindern sagen sie, sie sollen Hüte aufsetzen, Gesichtsmasken tragen und weiter zur Schule gehen.”

Der Brief einer japanischen Mutter

Welche Schlüsse ziehen Sie für sich selbst daraus?

LINKS
Text von Kai Tomioka “Prolegomena – oder Man kann Wichtiges auch lustig erklaeren”

Originalausschnitt aus dem Nanzan Redewettbewerb 10.12.2011

www.judithbrandner.at

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My Austrian experience

Posted by uthamkumard on 23. October 2013

OFF TO A NEW PLACE

I traveled to Vienna, Austria in July, 2012 with a heavy heart and with a purpose that seemed more important to me than continuing my job in my home land.
I was sent to coordinate a project that my company executed for an Austrian company. My company had booked my accommodation and I was living in a hotel close to the new office.

The day I arrived in Vienna, it was a dull day with grey clouds and rain. It seemed that they were representative of my life at that point in time and it will remain this grey for the rest of my time in Vienna. The hotel staff hardly spoke any English and apparently, I did not know a single word of German. But, they spoke to me in English with a unique accent and since I have had experience of interacting with people from different nations before, I could manage to understand their part of conversation. But, when it came to my turn to speak in English, the hotel staff would look at me disgusted as if I have just lost my way from the planet Mars and accidentally landed in front of their hotel and requesting them for directions to my planet again. My English is actually not that bad and the very purpose why my company sent me as a coordinator is that I had good communications skills.  The hotel staff was often rude except for one employee, who was the only relief for me in that place. The fact that the receptionist offered me cold water when I complained about the hot weather in July must tell you something about their hospitality. I at least deserved a fan for the 90 Euros I paid daily for the entire month. More about my stay, later.

The first day I entered the office in Vienna, I was greeted well by the manager and was waiting for the engineer with whom I would have to work daily for the project. He arrived at about 9

When, I arrived there were no colleagues whom I recognize in the new office. I did not have any friends that I knew in Vienna at that time. I was all on my own.

to be continued …

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Creativity Engineering started @Team Meeting Space

Posted by juttajerlich on 13. October 2013

Vienna, 13.10.2013

The new semester is here and Creativity Engineering started into its TEAM FINDING PHASE traditionally on its online forums. This year we also offered a Saturday TEAM MEETING SPACE event – live and old fashioned but much easier to talk to each other, groups were born and ideas connected to people or vice versa.

Here an overview about these year’s groups

Urban Renewal  ::  Be safe  :: Volunteer Path  :: 3D Experience  :: Drainergy  :: Collaboration  :: Incognito  :: Cradle to Cradle  :: Casino Strategy
Group Finding Tool  :: Future Transportation  :: Dream Furniture

There are still open seats in teams for people who could not decided yet, which idea motivates and excites them most. Please go out there and connect to people and ideas.

WANTED

URBAN RENEWAL MAP looking for someone with
a background in MARKETING or INFORMATICS

More teams in the process of formation:
House Energy card, Interchangability Format, iCount, Go Gnceu, Goal Barter, Electrical Steam Generator, Temporary Summer Camp, Augmented Reality App, Ice Cream Glove

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The $4 Million Teacher – Hagwons in South Korea

Posted by juttajerlich on 4. August 2013

Referenced article http://online.wsj.com

This article has a few elements and arguments I was very happy to read about. Even better it would be if many other would be read the article and conclude that they are well worth thinking about.

“Tutoring services are growing all over the globe, Sometimes called shadow education systems, they mirror the mainstream system, offering after-hours classes in every subject—for a fee. But nowhere have they achieved the market penetration and sophistication of hagwons in South Korea, where private tutors now outnumber schoolteachers.”

From my own experience I got to know the ones in Japan, called Gakushū juku 学習塾 which have a similar status in society and among students. They are indispensable for many who do not succeed in passing the university entry exams which take place only one a year at the first try.

“Such a shadow education system is both exciting and troubling. Students essentially go to school twice—once during the day and then again at night at the tutoring academies. It is a relentless grind.”

“When attempting to look at the quality of education delivered it is surprisingly hard to answer this question. Research undertaken worldwide is suggesting that the quality of after-school lessons matters more than the quantity. Leading to the fact that the most affluent kids can afford one-on-one tutoring with the most popular instructors, while others attend inferior hagwons with huge class sizes and less reliable instruction—or after-hours sessions offered free by their public schools.”

“The really good teachers are hard to retain—and hard to manage. You need to protect their egos,” says Lee Chae-yun, who owns a chain of five hagwons in Seoul called Myungin Academy.

“Students are the customers,”

“In South Korea, if parents aren’t engaged, that is considered a failure of the educators, not the family.”

This is an interesting statement and here is how this works in Korea: “Once students enroll, the school embeds itself in families’ lives. Parents get text messages when their children arrive at the academies each afternoon; then they get another message relaying students’ progress. Two to three times a month, teachers call home with feedback. Every few months, the head of the school telephones, too.”

Performance surveys are conducted throughout the hagwon schools and by the Korean Educational Development Institute. Performance evaluations are typically based on following points, including questions asked and rated

  • number of students sign up for their class
  • students’ test-score growth
  • passion of the teacher
  • how well prepared is the teacher
  • respectfulness of students’ opinions
  • treating all students fairly

It has to be noted that the satisfaction surveys are given to students and parents.

“Policy makers and planners should…ask why parents are willing to invest considerable sums of money to supplement the schooling received from the mainstream,” he writes. “At least in some cultures, the private tutors are more adventurous and client-oriented.”

“The only solution is to improve public education,” says Mr. Kim, the millionaire teacher, echoing what the country’s education minister and dozens of other Korean educators told me. If parents trusted the system, the theory goes, they wouldn’t resort to paying high fees for extra tutoring.

“To create such trust, Mr. Kim suggests paying public-school teachers significantly more money according to their performance—as hagwons do. Then the profession could attract the most skilled, accomplished candidates, and parents would know that the best teachers were the ones in their children’s schools—not in the strip mall down the street.”

“No country has all the answers. But in an information-driven global economy, a few truths are becoming universal: Children need to know how to think critically in math, reading and science; they must be driven; and they must learn how to adapt, since they will be doing it all their lives. These demands require that schools change, too—or the free market may do it for them.”

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NED Juli Paket

Posted by jjerlich on 12. July 2013

… and here comes a monthly package after the month has passed. Not a good approach for continuous learning every day. Unfortunately circumstances and energy levels lead to this. I apologize.

Nihongo English Deutsch Lernen in Wortfamilien
おんど ondo temperature (e) Temperatur Temperatur haben
きょうしつ kyōshitsu classroom (s) Klassenzimmer “das fliegende Klassenzimmer”
ほんだな hondana bookshelf (s) Bücherregal (s) Regal
いたみ itami pain  (r) Schmerz es tut weh!
くるま kuruma  car (s) Auto Auto fahren
えいが eiga video  (s) Video (r) Film
せいびし seibishi  mechanic  MechanikerIn MechanikerIn lernen

Happy learning! Viel Spaß beim Lernen!

Nihongo English Deutsch Lernen in Wortfamilien
よむ yomu read lesen ein Buch lesen, lesen können
つうやく tsūyaku interpreter ÜbersetzerIn als Übersetzerin arbeiten
電子辞書 denshi jisho electronic dictionary (s) Elektronisches Wörterbuch das ist unersetzbar in Japan
けいざいがく keizaigaku economics (e) Wirtschaft Wirtschaft studierden
ノート nōto notebook (s) Notizbuch (r) Notizblock
学習塾 Gakushū juku after school academy (e) Nachhilfeschule
げきじょう gekijō theater (s) Theater ins Theater gehen, ein Theater machen

Another set of words

Nihongo English Deutsch Lernen in Wortfamilien
こうじょう kōjō  factory  (e) Fabrik Fabriksarbeiter
ワインwain wine  (r) Wein Stadt Wien
おおきい ōkii big  groß (r) Großteil
 なぜなら Nazenara  because  weil deswegen, deshalb
 好む konomu like, prefer  mögen Wandern mögen
欲する hossuru
 want, desire  möchten ich möchte eine Torte
ギリギリ Giri Giri barely, at the edge  gerade noch an der Grenze

Gambare!

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All Generations engaged at WorldSkills 2013

Posted by juttajerlich on 9. July 2013

Our Youth – Our Future

The Worldskills 2013 in Leipzig were an event not only for highly engaged and highly competent youth in 46 professions. It was also a cross-generation event. There were an equal amount of experts committed to mentor and coach their national winners to be able to compete with the best talents of 52 nations.

There were many meetings and conferences that took place in the Conference Center of Leipzig Messe organized and attended by European and OECD leaders about youth (un)employment from across the world.  In this truly global effort, that will be the basis for a continuously engaged platform, you could meet Ministers, Law Makers, CEOs of companies and foundations. They came together to not only speak about the currently very bad situation for youth in many countries but to take action and offer perspectives and a future to their youth.

The focus was put on joining forces, using synergies, learning from other`s mistakes and successes to leverage existing knowledge for changing the way things are. The dual education system which has been an essential part of the national education system in Germany, Switzerland and Austria is believed to be a big part of the solution to low youth unemployment. I attended following conferences during the WorldSkills Competition:

Green Industrial Skills for Sustainable Development

Humanity faces enormous challenges in the sustainability of our current lifestyles and systems. The decisions we take can either move us in the direction of sustainability or contribute to the growing problems. Green Industries are the driver towards sustainability and currently experience a high growth time. It is crucial to have access to the necessary skills to be able to realize the potential growth path.

The conference took place on July 1, 2013 and started with a plenary sessions and keynote addresses from Nobel Peace prize Laureate H.E. Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, Chairperson National League for Democracy in Myanmar, Ursula Müller from the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development of Germany, Chakib Jeane and Marcos Pontes from UNIDO and Olga Strietska-Ilina from ILO. The following three panel discussions were dedicated to following topics:

  • Panel 1:  Green Industry Initiative
  • Panel 2:  Skills Development for renewable energy
  • Panel 3:  Worldskills and how to sustain the industry through green skills competition development

It was a very interesting day dominated by the questions of how VET Vocational Education and Training can solve this problem to fill the skills gap detected in this crucial sector.

European Alliance for Apprenticeships” (EAfA)

Please see article about this initiative.

Skilling the future: VET and Workplace learning for Economic Success

This international conference organized by the OECD and the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research [BMBF] focused on the role of Vocational and Adult Education as well as Workplace learning as the emerging challenges. After the keynote parallel working groups started and engaged in the following topics

  1. VET and higher education: transition pathways and innovative blends of VET
  2. Systematic development of apprenticeships and workplace learning: changing roles of responsibilities of trainees, employers and social partners
  3. Innovative concepts for making the bridge between school and work

I participated in the working group three and presented the success story of  Cisco Networking Academy – a CSR Program for educational organizations supplying a learning platform with IT Networking and System resources for IT skills development.

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The Worldskills Conference Program 2013 “Our Youth – Our Future” was definitely a highlight of the WorldSkills Competition and will be instrumental to connect stakeholders on a global level to implement policies and programs that improve the situation and give our youth a prospective and positive outlook into the future of their nations.

LINKS
Worldskills Leipzig 2013
WorldSkills Conference Program
Cisco Networking Academy Program

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The EUROPEAN ALLIANCE FOR APPRENTICESHIPS (EAfA)

Posted by juttajerlich on 5. July 2013

Cisco - Gert de Laet Eu Alliance for Apprenticeship All signature providers

At the Worldskills 2013 in Leipzig the Launch event of the “European Alliance for Apprenticeships” (EAfA) took place and pledges were signed by several companies and organizations committing to strengthen vocational education that has shown to be responsible for the low youth unemployment rates in some of the European Countries as Germany, Austria and Switzerland. Cisco represented by Gert de Laet from Learning @ Cisco is signing the pledge of Cisco’s commitment to support the alliance.

Participants and Alumnis from Cisco Networking Academies are showing a strong presence at World Skills 2013 in Leizig competing in skill 39 IT and Networking Technology. It is great to see how the 15 year old Cisco Networking Academy Program has such a impressive impact on the economic and labor market situation in the 165 countries it operates in.

The Cisco Networking Academy Program is a CSR initiative which gives schools, universities and educational institutions access to learning material and practical learning labs for being an expert in building the highways of the Internet

LINKS 

www.worldskillsleipzig2013.com
www.netacad.com

To spread the information here are more photos from the European Alliance for Apprenticeship [EAfA] Meeting in Lepizig.

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