Participants from Shanghai Academy of Sciences
Ukrainian participants from Mykolayev University
Jewish and Arab kids end of year face to face meeting
Meta language for the 21st century
Today’s technological and systems culture and the Human / Machine interaction, rely heavily on the main Cybernetics principles of Communication , feedback and Control. These principles resemble the human cognition meaning- based natural mechanisms: Connections, Collaboration and Creativity / Innovation. Together with human Relevance Realization cognitive mechanism, these human factors are the core of Human meaning- based intelligence. Our cognitive skills and capacities are crucial to scientific inquiries’ processes and skills. in the complex and emergent environments we live in. The information –based intelligence enabling the “Cognitive Internet of Things” and the various machine applications, all depend on our natural cognitive skills and capacities partly innate or acquired.
We have more than 15 year experience nurturing and developing these skills and capacities in intercultural educational and workplace arenas.
Young children’s cognitive ability to make inferences about situations they had never encountered, such as counterfactual events, accepting different possibilities and causal reasoning – are human basic meaning –based cognitive first skills. In various seminars, consulting programs and training formats ” Language Connections ” team has helped such youngsters and their parents, In USA, Europe, Japan , China and the Middle East acquire 21st century skills and capacities.
Wisdom and Storytelling
Your passwords for the 21st century
by Language Connections
Language Connections is a group of experienced specialists in
* New media * Intercultural social networks (tutoring, design and management)
* Wisdom and Storytelling skills for all * Cognitive higher-order skills and creativity for both low & high achievers
Our new topics of interest are related to
the social , cultural and personal phases that follow the first phase of the current digital technology revolution. “What have we learned and what shall we ask next?” Paraphrasing Prof. Sonia Livingstone words: Language Connections team is trying to contribute its gained insights and learned lessons from the last 13 years of research and ground-up field work with thousands of participants coming from different social, cultural and personal backgrounds. The then pioneering projects, provided the basis for nowadays updated models we are offering. Along the years, two key questions constantly emerged in our projects, referring to human cognition rather than to technology and found to be central to the success of future project:
a) What is Wisdom that now precedes Knowledge and Information in the new cognitive pyramid (requiring a pragmatic rather than philosophical / ethical answer) b) What is unique in human perception/ conception cognitive mechanism, different from other living organisms on Earth?
(referring to the fact that our Reality is not discovered, but literally “invented” by us).
From our search for answers to these two key questions, four operational topics emerged: *The need to redefine Wisdom. *The need to develop dialogic communication *The need to design lifelong educational programs. * The need to better emphasize the role of storytelling.
Each one of our various projects and programs is designed to address these operational key topics. They are based on embedded capacities and teachable skills, nurtured in special environments, with specially developed enhancing methodologies. It is relevant to individuals and groups in the educational, business and organizational arenas.
You can learn about some of our educational projects if you click here
Gal Springman – Chairperson of Language Connections
Tel: +972 544 877656
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