MovieMagic training began in 1967 in Boston with Underground Film Maker Saul Levine.English teaching began in 1968 as US Peace Corps Volunteer in Sa. Leone, West Africa. Whole-brained learning began upon conception as Left Hander. Since 1980, have taught EFL at universities/corporations/private-public schools K-12, in Hong Kong,Macao,Taiwan, Mexico, Mainland China. Specialist in use of brief movie segments/movie reviews for training in description/role play/discussion/ critical thinking/imagination. Deeply interested in 100th Monkey dynamics in training China's current/future Civil Society/Corporate/Government leaders for the SUSTAINABILITY SHIFT--to a multi-polar world, requiring whole-brained thinking.
Linking the global TED network with the global interest in learning English/other languages, using WIKInomics peer production etc. practices, as well as income-generation for TEDx-supported NGOs.
TED >globalEFL training THREE BASIC STRATEGIES FOR MOTIVATING TRANSFORMATION
1. Promote the new. Or..."increase the perceived value
of the new idea." This is the principal work of the
Change Agents, but they certainly depend upon the work
of the Innovators, who make a 'cool' product initially.
2. Critique the old. Or..."decrease the perceived value
of the status quo by attacking it, either directly or
subtly, in short, making the old way of doing things
seem uncool. This is generally the work of the
Iconoclasts, though Change Agents also help.
3. Facilitate the switch. "This is the most important
and the least obvious strategy for making change happen.
It is also where many change efforts fail, because they
forget to reduce the perceived cost of making the
Helping develop the TED/EFL project described ABOVE and at http://forums.eslcafe.com/job/viewtopic.php?p=163665 Developing in China a whole-brained income-generating English-Mandarin learning project
Wu Wei/Kong/Fang Song/emptiness/rootedness/Yuan Qi/Liu He Ba Fa/Sadvipra/Celestine Insights
Here in China I've been using movie segments for Role Play/discussion/critical thinking for for the past 11 years. For the past 2 years I have been using TED talks, especially ones of particular interest/relevance to members of my learning communities. The memor-able whole-brained power of TED SPEECHES, spoken spontaneously by individuals with spirit...this is far different than when movie actors memorize lines written by a writer... syntactically/energetically/spiritually/qualitatively.Here in China TEDx networks are developing in Beijing and Shanghai. These networks can be Archimedean Levers, in linking English-Mandarin etc. language learning with promotion of official national goals such as: Sustainable/Inclusive development/Creativity/Civil Society/Chinese Soft Power....Foreign language learning/cross-cultural understanding. Also...these networks can demonstrate in China the viability/sustainability of new WIKI-style economics models
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