Reflections on a professional STRATEGY for eSkills-eLeadership

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WHICH Strategy could WE use for professional eLeadership and eSkills!?

Well, giving pedagogical and andragocical (Adult Learning) courses since 2002 and being a Life-Long Learning person and interested (and experienced…) in resolving problems and finding NEW ways for BETTER Learning, here below my thoughts, ideas and strategy for a professional approach for #eLeadership and #eSkills. As YOU might have found out, anything starting WITH a prefix such as “e”; e.g. #eSkills comes from the EU. Let us talk first about the vision that the EU has about #eSkills:

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Manifesto: get an overview of challenges & opportunities outlined by experts .

[Start text from the MANIFESTO 2015] Much has been written about the digital skills gap and whether Europe is falling behind in the race for digital talent. After some spectacular declines in ICT education enrollments and graduate numbers in the first years of the new millennium, the European Commission developed a long-term e-skills strategy to reverse the worrying trend. Now, and since 2010, the number of ICT students is growing again. The good news today is that there are signs that the rate of growth is quicker than expected. [END text from the MANIFESTO 2015].

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Check ALSO on Social Media Twitter <===> #eSkills

First of ALL, to make THIS clear: THERE are more than one actor(s), NOT ONLY EDucation as MOST people would probably think!!! There are (and NEW possibilities as well…):

  • Education (which has a primordial role to play and a HARD task to propose courses on a VERY quick way…)
  • Life-Long Learning activities proposed by the Government(s)
  • And WHAT about #autodidacts, self-learning persons!?
  • And WHAT about the Learning on the workplaces itself!?
  • Private life: Tailored courses at home from professional instructors…
  • Professional instructors giving tailored courses about #eSkills around the country to form more professional instructors to give those tailored #eSkills courses to others:  I remember #eLuxembourg WHO initiated the “Internetstuffen” in Luxembourg; a similar action could get taken!
    • Let us call THEM <===> eSkills Key Instuctors!

On a deeper view (#DeepTHINKing) ALL the mentioned actors mentioned above MUST work together to reach that ambitious goal! THUS meaning, anybody SHOULD have the rights AND the possibility to contribute for any countries <===> #eLEADERship <===> run through #eSkills competency! Well, this said I recommend a national website about <===> #eSkills and #eLEADERship <===> with a forum (discussion board…) as well as a discussion on the professional network <===> LinkedIn <===>.

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WHAT is done in Luxembourg?

Here below what I know so far:

 

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WHAT are eSkills actually!???

eSkills is an action-call from the EU to make people, especially workers/employees stronger in and with the use of ICT to be competitive on the world market! THIS said, WE MUST look first on WHAT the workforce needs from skills from students/workers/employees, let us have a look:

Based on the above I created a concept:

THAT concept is mostly based on the <===> Synthesizing Mind <===> from Howard GARDNER.

Synthesizing Mind-5 Minds for the future

 

I recommend YOU to read the following books in this order:

  1. 5 Minds for the Future (Howard GARDNER)
  2. FOUR-DIMENSIONAL EDUCATION
  3. The App Generation

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MUST READ BOOKS

 

These mentioned books are THE ONES who were guiding me in my Learning and believe me, THEY will change THE way how you are seeing EDUcation, and they will certainly make you moving for action! Action in and about <===> ModernEDU!

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WHAT is Leadership actually and WHAT SHOULD it be in 21st Century!?

WE can’t ANYMORE relay on OLD Leadership as NOW WE have two different worlds: The Real-World and THE Virtual-World WHICH are influencing each other! Leadership needs to GET changed and WE have to adapt to it!

Leadership-Business Time-Global[START text from Business Time Zone Global Info] The architect leader knows that the ability to create a nourishing and challenging environment for people to grow in is more important than any technical skill she can possess.

Continuous Improvement – The leader of tomorrow will regularly challenge old beliefs and be passionate about learning and about applying that learning in the real world. She will often ask my favorite question “Who is doing something differently then I am and what can I learn from them?”

The New Leader is Authentic. How and who you are is just as important as what you know! Hold yourself to the highest standards – don’t talk the talk unless you are prepared to walk the walk. Don’t expect of others what you don’t expect from your self. Be real, tell the truth. The leaders that are the most revered are those that let the light of who they are shine through in all they do. They are honest, forthright and clear.

Coach/Facilitator – A leader needs to be a coach not a commander. He needs to hold space open for things to happen. It is said that when leaders do their job properly people believe they have done it themselves. Leaders are there to help people see things from a different perspective, to provide questions that encourage learning and to help turn work experiences into learning experiences.

Our new leader is a Visionary. It’s clearly documented that visionary leaders are successful at mobilizing human potential. A vision provides focus. It’s a tool for aligning energy. Clear vision and purpose provide people with a framework from which to make decisions, it organizes action and effort. [END text from Business Time Zone Global Info]

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Social Media and its influence and the “Digital Intelligence”

Here below a NEW holistic view of WHAT SHOULD get taught: THE Digital Intelligence, called also “DQ“.

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DQ

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I created ALSO a “ThingLink” from the above image which YOU can find here:

In one image YOU will find thousands of links related to the mentioned topics: Move YOUR Mouse pointer over the images and YOU will see black spots; these are links, click on them to get further information.

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SO, with my proposed concept <===> LEARNing Path For Professional 21st Century LEARNing By ICT PracTICE Concept <===> WHAT are THE skills that Students, learners will acquire!?

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programmerman-animatedWHAT will the students, learners acquire as skills with my <===> LEARNing Path For Professional 21st Century LEARNing By ICT PracTICE Concept:

this would be possible! 

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Let us talk ALSO about Soft skills

Let us talk ALSO about Soft skills (see PIC and ALSO the link, please):

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SOFTSKILLS

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WHAT else should WE consider!?

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Well, seriously, I think WE should consider the following as well:

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Well, with the above mentioned WE would have a very strong plan and concept to elaborate for further the #eSkills #eLeadership strategy, isn’t it!? 😉 More ideas, welcome!

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Keywords necessary for me to create this blog post: Flowchart, ThingLink, meetings on eSkills, Luxembourg, Education strategy Luxembourg, ICT, Social Media, curation, PLN, PKM, Life-Long Learning, needs of workforce, Synthesizing Mind, creativity, Collective Intelligence, WEQ, EQ, Emotional Intelligence, LEARNing To LEARN, LEARNing By Doing,

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GUST-AVRIL2014-800px-2L’auteur Gust MEES est Formateur andragogique / pédagogique TIC, membre du “Comité Conseil” de “Luxembourg Safer Internet” (LuSI), appelé maintenant BEESECURE, partenaire officiel (consultant) du Ministère de l’éducation au Luxembourg du projet  ”MySecureIT“, partenaire officiel du Ministère du Commerce au Luxembourg du projet ”CASES” (Cyberworld Awareness and Security Enhancement Structure).


The author Gust MEES is ICT Course Instructor, ”Member of the Advisory Board” from “Luxembourg Safer Internet” (LuSI), BEESECURE, Official Partner (Consultant) from the Ministry of Education in Luxembourg, project “MySecureIT“, Official Partner from the Ministry of Commerce in Luxembourg, project “CASES” (Cyberworld Awareness and Security Enhancement Structure).

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