Duncan Drummond

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Duncan Drummond
Posted almost 4 years ago
cognitive intelligence and emotional intelligence
It is possible that these can be conneted as you could learn aspects and frameworks of Emotional Intelligence and develop an understanding at a 'knowledge' level. Personally I don't believe that this understanding would automatically transfer to a skill that can be observed, and would allow the individual to build rapport with others. Identifying an emotion in another isn't the same as knowing why they are feeling this, and part ofemotional intelligence is the ability to develop the skill of attentiveness to others which allows you to observe what you see and hear without applying your own frame of referncve to it (not assuming that if the person looks like this, and that is how I look when I feel angry, then they mnust be angry). THis can lead to a transference of ideas further where the assumption is that they are operating from the same belief system as we are, because the same things have made them respond. I look at the work of Paul Ekman and deliver a progeramme on Emotional Intelligence based around the development of the ability to identify the core emotions from the facial expression, and it's a fascinating world. For more info I suggest you look to Paul Ekman International website.
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Duncan Drummond
Posted almost 4 years ago
How Do We Teach Children Compassion and Empathy?
I understand where you are coming from with this Amy, but I would be less certain about some aspects. I would believre that SOME of the rich MAY be sensitized to the poor, but there is still the cushion that they can always walk away for the poverty they see and they may only experience iot on a superficial level? Possibly I'm being less than generous? From an emotional intelligence standpoint, by utilising some aspects of NLP you could help learners to experience the feelings of others and therefore help them develo a deeper awareness of compassion ?Just a few thoughts...
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Duncan Drummond
Posted almost 4 years ago
What subjects do you think you should be taught at school nowadays?
Hi Frederic I apologise for the confusion, but I was not stating that everyone would have to get involved in all activities especially if there were physical challenges that would cause distress. I have worked in business with facilitators where we have offered a variety of learning activities for leaners, with the same outcomes to be delivered, and we have had some significant success where the learners could select the methods that they found most appropriate for them. Where learners have their own preferences these are met through the variety of approaches. It would be fair to say that generally, most learning is approached in a way that favours those who process information visually and auditorally, and this could be seen too disadvantage those who learn more kiinaesthetically, The key is increased engagement, not the isolation of learners wehatever their preferences.
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Duncan Drummond
Posted almost 4 years ago
What subjects do you think you should be taught at school nowadays?
I completely agree Sofia. The key to Accelerated Learning allows the development of whole body learning, incorporating activity and movement allowing learners to feel the learning as well as hear and see it. As is generally recognised, boys tend to develop their major muscle groups earlier than girls, and are less likely to respond well to sitting and listening, whilst girls tend to develop their small muscle groups and are therefore more likely to enjoy writing and be more responsive to being asked to listen. Acknowledging this, and recognising that some learners are Kinaesthetic as well as Auditory and Visual would lead to more activities in the classroom, and therefore possibly less disruption from 'difficult' learners. In my experience it can be just the same with adult learners in businesses whatever their ages!!
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Duncan Drummond
Posted almost 4 years ago
What subjects do you think you should be taught at school nowadays?
I would still promote creativity and self-confidence as being key parts of development, as Sir Ken suggests, often the childern whose skill sets don't fit academic life are encouraged to hide their abilities, or to develop them outside schools. I also believe that scholls in the UK are now all about league tables where the results are compared and contrasted. What happened to Gardner's ideas about multiple intelligences, and why is it that I had to explain the idea of learning prefernces to a group of teachers recently? Are 'disruptive' childern who don't pay attention just being taught in the wrong way for their learning style. as the teachers can't vary their approach when trying to engage with the learners? Maybe the question is what new approaches and techniques do teachers need to learn to engage more effectively with a variety of learners?
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Duncan Drummond
Posted almost 4 years ago
How Do We Teach Children Compassion and Empathy?
I still favour some ideas around emotional intelligence as a menas of helping people retain the framework that many have when young. Also the idea of linking this to emotional awareness with the development of understanding of being able to read and consider the emotions of others. One area that can help this which I am involved in is the development of the ability to identify indicators of seven core emotions in others througth the work of Paul Ekman.