Universities, created as an assembly of experts in 1088, are as outdated as buggy whips. The cost and rewards of a college education are increasingly under attack. To sustain great universities requires cultural transformation consisting of 5 Steps:
David Goldberg shares how learning jazz guitar has shown him new ways to best empower students to learn:
Whereas many music sites and teachers treat their students as largely unmotivated and incompetent, Jimmy trusts that students who come to his site are motivated and competent to take on substantial challenges on their own.
Find out more, here.
Heath Harding at the Illinois Leadership Center (here) sent me a link to a post in the Positive Psychology News Daily called Honda and the Joy of Engineering in which the three joys of Honda are discussed. The title and the post stuck in Heath’s mind and mine, because of the name of this blog and company and because in the Illinois Foundry for Innovation in Engineering Education (iFoundry) we talked to the freshmen about three joys from the very first day: the joy of engineering, the joy of learning, and the joy of community.
in 1951 Honda’s founder, Mr Soichiro Honda, wrote a Management Policy document which spoke of 3 joys:
- The joy of making
- The joy of selling
- The joy of buying
Of course, these joys are different from iFoundry’s three, but the post author, Bridget Grenville-Cleave, suggests that we all take a page out of Honda’s play book and articulate particular joys for our organizations:
Don’t shy away from positive emotions at work. They have a place in every successful company. If this seems a bit scary, you could start by looking at how to create a more healthy balance of right brain and left brain, feeling and thinking, intuition and analysis. Alternatively, if you had to suggest Three Joys for your company, what would they be and why?
Great question. What are your three joys at work and why?
ThreeJoy President and Founder, Dave Goldberg, was recently named a Distinguished Academic Partner of Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering in Needham, MA. Goldberg co-founded the Ilinois Foundry for Innovation in Engineering Education (here) and the Olin-Illinois Partnership. Together with Mark Somerville he is the co-founder of the Big Beacon, a global movement to collaboratively disrupt engineering education (here). Goldberg joins MIT’s Woodie Flowers as the other person so designated (here).