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"One might assume that people can easily ask such questions, given that children do it so well. But research shows that question-asking peaks at age 4 or 5 and then steadily drops off, as children pass through school (where answers are often more valued than questions) and mature into adults. By the time we’re in the workplace, many of us have gotten out of the habit of asking fundamental questions about what’s going on around us. And some people worry that asking questions at work reveals ignorance or may be seen as slowing things down."

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Governments and communities invest millions in educational facilities. “We have an obligation to make sure it works,” says Mr Leonard. “If you feel passionate about the transformative possibilities of education, then you have to be doing this sort of stuff.”

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"Preparing for a digital future is no easy task. It means developing digital capabilities in which a company’s activities, people, culture, and structure are in sync and aligned toward a set of organizational goals."

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"Are some people just born innovative or can you follow a process to be innovative (and in essence be taught how to be innovative)? Replace innovation with creativity in the question and what do you think? Can you teach someone to be creative?"

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"Schools and teachers are operating not only in a new age but in a new world order in which entrepreneurs and philanthropists are venturing into the business of schooling. Look no further than inventor of SpaceX, PayPal, and Tesla Motors, Elon Musk who has set up an alternative school for his children after describing his own schooling experience as uninspiring and basically obsolete. Then there is Sal Khan, founder of Khan Academy who has no formal teaching qualifications but created free online access to educational content. Khan has just opened a physical lab school to ‘pioneer new models of learning’. Note that ‘teaching’ is missing from its vision statement. The new assumption at least for Khan is that teachers will play a supporting role now not a leading one. "

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"The education brief of the Centenary Library embraced the vision to extend learning beyond the ‘typical’ school day. The blend of formal and informal spaces support the full spectrum of student learning experiences. The array of spaces can support the scaffolded acquisition of concepts and content through to creative and critical thinking. Here the intent of the Library's design and function acknowledges the importance of surface, deep, and transfer learning. These phases of learning are essential processes in the construction of knowledge through the development of efficient cognitive schemas."

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