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LEGO Serious Play

We experienced at The FRESH Conference how LEGO can be a great and engaging tool to facilitate the learning.

Unlearning Our Old Patterns Of Conference Education To Relearn ...

It’s past time for conference organizers to learn about learning! Our conference success depends upon it.

We’ve got to stop saying that it is someone else’s job to manage the content, programming and the attendee experience of the conference. That all we do is work on the logistics of the conference.

Seeing is not remembering, it turns out

People may have to 'turn on' their memories in order to remember even the simplest details of an experience, according to psychologists. This finding, which has been named 'attribute amnesia,' indicates that memory is far more selective than previously thought.

Is Your Conference Fostering Conscious Cognitive Misers?

Are you creating intellectually lazy conference participants?  Your conference programming may harbor bias toward minimizing cognitive efforts. In other words, your conference sessions and speakers may actual curtail participants’ thinking. Your conference could be creating happy fools.

Learning: Actively Recalling Information from Memory Beats Elaborate Study Methods

ScienceDaily (Jan. 21, 2011) — Put down those science books and work at recalling information from memory. That's the shorthand take away message of new research from Purdue University that says practicing memory retrieval boosts science learning far better than elaborate study methods. "Our view is that learning is not about studying or getting knowledge 'in memory,'" said Purdue psychology professor Jeffrey Karpicke, the lead investigator for the study that appears January 20 in the journal Science. "Learning is about retrieving.

Five Super Effervescent Sparkling Conference Education Ideas

As a conference organizer, do you replicate last year’s conference schedule and experience and just change the filling?

Or do you mix it up? Constantly looking for new ways to freshen up the attendee’s conference experience.

The best of Meeting Architecture in a day

17 Nov 2014 09:00
17 Nov 2014 17:00
Location: 
Fira, a day prior to EIBTM Barcelona
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Language: 
English
The world of meeting professionals is changing rapidly and staying up to speed becomes ever more important. Technology is changing many aspects of meeting planning and the knowledge and skills need to evolve to keep up with the new needs. The new generation of participants, the drive for more ROI, the need for business impact are just a few of the global drivers behind a drastically changing landscape.

Right-Handed and Left-Handed People Do Not See the Same Bright Side of Things

ScienceDaily (Feb. 2, 2010) — Despite the common association of "right" with life, correctness, positiveness and good things, and "left" with death, clumsiness, negativity and bad things, recent research shows that most left-handed people hold the opposite association. Thus, left-handers become an interesting case in which conceptual associations as a result of a sensory-motor experience, and conceptual associations that rely on linguistic and cultural norms, are contradictory.

IMEX: 10 Meeting Design Campfires

20 May 2014 10:00
22 May 2014 12:30
Location: 
IMEX Frankfurt 2014, Meeting Design Hub, Show Floor, Stand D780
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English

MSI is increasing the number of educational opportunities for meeting professionals. At IMEX Frankfurt 2014 we’re launching the Meeting Design Campfire – a new space for the knowledge exchange, information and networking opportunities for our members.

Below the list of 10 sessions at IMEX Meeting Design Campfire:

The Elements of Effective Thinking

(Psychology Today) We all love stories about people with magical powers. Normally we can tell the difference between fact and fiction, but in the case of genius, we often confuse myth and reality. It is easy to believe in the super-powers of Isaac Newton or Albert Einstein or Marie Curie or Warren Buffett or Steven Jobs or J.K. Rowling or other famous creative innovators.

Computer games and learning handbook

(Future Lab) Aimed at teachers and those interested in using games with an educational intent, this handbook aims to provide some useful anchoring points for educators to make sense of the area and to develop practical approaches to the use of computer games as a medium for learning.

Key Molecules Involved in Forming Long-Term Memories Discovered

ScienceDaily (Sep. 10, 2012) — How does one's experience of an event get translated into a memory that can be accessed months, even years later? A team led by University of Pennsylvania scientists has come closer to answering that question, identifying key molecules that help convert short-term memories into long-term ones. These proteins may offer a target for drugs that can enhance memory, alleviating some of the cognitive symptoms that characterize conditions including schizophrenia, depression and Parkinson's and Alzheimer's diseases.

KEEP IT HUMAN

(one+ magazine) I have always hated online courses. Even though I’ve been a Net enthusiast since before there was a Net, I have never appreciated when intimate, real-life encounters are relegated to the digital realm. Education is a particularly human-to-human transmission. Students learn as much from watching their professors think in real time as they do hearing whatever facts and ideas come out of them.

Testing Can Be Useful for Students and Teachers, Promoting Long-Term Learning

(Science Daily) Pop quiz! Tests are good for: (a) Assessing what you’ve learned; (b) Learning new information; (c) a & b; (d) None of the above.

The correct answer?

According to research from psychological science, it’s both (a) and (b) – while testing can be useful as an assessment tool, the actual process of taking a test can also help us to learn and retain new information over the long term and apply it across different contexts.

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