Alastair Smith talks about his model for accelerated learning, and the importance of shifting our mindset from a performance/regurgitation model towards one where true learning is valued. His emphasis is more on learning in children and schools, but I think that the core messages also hold true for adults, and could have powerful impacts on the way we plan and implement workshops, seminars and conferences.
From a farm in rural Wales, David & Clare Hieatt organise the 'Do Lectures' - where people who 'Do' thinks talk about them, to inspire the rest of us.
This montage of fantastic film clips contrasts the beauty of pristine landscapes with those under pressure from excessive exploitation. It was put together by Vivek Chauhan, a young film maker, together with naturalists working with the Sanctuary Asia network (www.sanctuaryasia.com). Watch it to the end – it is a compelling call to action!