12/11/2015

How are you intelligent?

Ken Robinson is a British educator, writer and speaker, expert in matters related to creativity, quality of education, innovation and human resources. Doctor at London University since 1981, he was knighted by Queen Isabel II of England in 2003, for the relevance of his activities in the study of the relationship between education and art. Currently he is an emeritus professor at Warwick University, United Kingdom.

He is known for his revealing work on ideas such as the importance of creativity in education and the development of an individual’s capacities and talents for a better development of his or her potential. Self knowledge and the improvement of the relationship between the individual and his or her environment, like being active and  agent  of change, are for the professor ways to a improve the welfare of the individuals  and the world they live in, from the most immediate environment to the whole planet Earth.

This video, How are you intelligent?, has been created by The Inspiration Journey from a fragment of a Ken Robinson’s speech named The world we explore that took place at the summit of Zeitgeist Americas 2012. The authors invite us to think about his talk: the importance of creativity and intelligence, not in its quantity but in how we use it, and the key role that it plays in our welfare and our environment. And also, how the way to find an authentic balance between these parts of the whole —our inside world, who we are and the planet we live in and share— lies in education.

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Todos los participantes estaban compinchados excepto uno, y en realidad el experimento consistía en observar cómo éste reaccionaba frente al comportamiento de los demás como grupo. El experimento se repitió con 123 protagonistas diferentes y los resultados revelaron que si los compañeros acertaban la respuesta, el sujeto fallaba solamente el 1% de las veces, mientras que si optaban por la respuesta errónea de manera unánime, el sujeto se dejaba llevar por la aplastante mayoría y escogía la misma respuesta que ellos en casi un 37% de los casos, aún siendo consciente de que su elección no encajaba con la realidad que estaba observando.In order to analyze how we humans can adapt our views to the group to which we belong, the American psychologist Solomon Asch, a pioneer in social psychology, conducted in 1951 a series of experiments showing how an individual is capable of change his mind because of social pressure and, the more surprising, do it voluntarily and denying the evidence. The researchers asked some students to participate in an 'visual perception test' on you had to compare the length of a number of lines printed on a paper. All participants were in cahoots except one, and in fact the real experiment was to see his reaction to the behavior of others as a group. The experiment was repeated with 123 different protagonists and the results revealed that if the answers of his partners were correct, the subject failed only 1% of the time, whereas if they chose the wrong answer unanimously, the individual was swayed by the overwhelmingly majority in almost 37% of cases, even being aware that his choice did not fit with the reality he was watching. " ["post_title"]=> string(73) "Esto no es una pipaThis is not a pipe" ["post_excerpt"]=> string(0) "" ["post_status"]=> string(7) "publish" ["comment_status"]=> string(4) "open" ["ping_status"]=> string(4) "open" ["post_password"]=> string(0) "" ["post_name"]=> string(18) "this-is-not-a-pipe" ["to_ping"]=> string(0) "" ["pinged"]=> string(0) "" ["post_modified"]=> string(19) "2020-02-19 00:33:14" ["post_modified_gmt"]=> string(19) "2020-02-18 23:33:14" ["post_content_filtered"]=> string(0) "" ["post_parent"]=> int(0) ["guid"]=> string(29) "http://whatonline.org/?p=5275" ["menu_order"]=> int(0) ["post_type"]=> string(4) "post" ["post_mime_type"]=> string(0) "" ["comment_count"]=> string(1) "0" ["filter"]=> string(3) "raw" } [1]=> object(WP_Post)#1753 (24) { ["ID"]=> int(3714) ["post_author"]=> string(4) "2049" ["post_date"]=> string(19) "2013-01-14 00:01:15" ["post_date_gmt"]=> string(19) "2013-01-13 23:01:15" ["post_content"]=> string(3593) "Alexander Lowen fue un médico, psicoterapeuta y profesor estadounidense, conocido principalmente por sus estudios sobre la bioenergética como forma de terapia. Estudió derecho en la Brooklyn Law School y se doctoró en medicina en la Universidad de Ginebra. Entró en contacto con Wilhelm Reich, uno de los primeros discípulos de Sigmund Freud, y estudió con él desde 1940 hasta 1952, año en el que empezó a dedicarse a la práctica profesional de la terapia psicocorporal. En 1956 fundó el International Institute for Bioenergetic Analysis (Instituto internacional de análisis bioenergético), con el objetivo de garantizar la formación adecuada de los terapeutas. Bastante antes de conocer a Reich, Lowen ya se había sentido atraído por la relación existente entre cuerpo y mente, tema sobre el que había investigado con auténtico interés. Según afirmaba, dicho interés era debido a su propia experiencia con las actividades físicas deportivas y con la calistenia, una técnica gimnástica destinada al desarrollo de la musculatura. Durante los años 30 se dedicó a estudiar a fondo el método Eurythmics del compositor Émile Jaques-Dalcroze y la Relajación Muscular Progresiva de Jacobson. Todo ello afianzó su convicción de que el ser humano puede influir en el funcionamiento de su mente si trabaja su cuerpo de forma sistemática y con los métodos adecuados, como explica en este vídeo.Alexander Lowen was an American doctor, psychotherapist and professor, mostly famous for his studies about bioenergetics as a form of therapy. He studied Law at the Brooklyn Law School and obtained his PhD in Medicine at the University of Geneva. He got to meet Wilhelm Reich, one of Sigmund Freud’s first disciples, and studied with him from 1940 to 1952, year in which he started to dedicate himself to the professional practice of psychocorporal therapy. In 1956 he founded the International Institute for Bioenergetic Analysis, aimed at guaranteeing the adequate training of therapists. Much before knowing Reich, Lowen had already felt drawn by the relationship between mind and body, a topic on which he had researched with a real interest. According to what he said, such interest was due to his own experience with physical activities/sports and with 'calisthenics', a gymnastic technique aimed at building up the muscles. During the 30’s, he dedicated himself to studying in depth the Eurythmics method from the composer Émile Jacques-Dalcroze and Jacobson’s Progressive Muscle Relaxation. All this comforted him in his conviction that human beings can have an influence on how their mind works if they exercise their body in a systematic way and with the right methods, as he explains in this video." ["post_title"]=> string(71) "Tú eres tu cuerpoYou are your body" ["post_excerpt"]=> string(0) "" ["post_status"]=> string(7) "publish" ["comment_status"]=> string(4) "open" ["ping_status"]=> string(4) "open" ["post_password"]=> string(0) "" ["post_name"]=> string(17) "you-are-your-body" ["to_ping"]=> string(0) "" ["pinged"]=> string(0) "" ["post_modified"]=> string(19) "2014-07-03 00:07:50" ["post_modified_gmt"]=> string(19) "2014-07-02 22:07:50" ["post_content_filtered"]=> string(0) "" ["post_parent"]=> int(0) ["guid"]=> string(29) "http://whatonline.org/?p=3714" ["menu_order"]=> int(0) ["post_type"]=> string(4) "post" ["post_mime_type"]=> string(0) "" ["comment_count"]=> string(1) "0" ["filter"]=> string(3) "raw" } [2]=> object(WP_Post)#1757 (24) { ["ID"]=> int(5830) ["post_author"]=> string(4) "2044" ["post_date"]=> string(19) "2014-03-31 00:01:19" ["post_date_gmt"]=> string(19) "2014-03-30 22:01:19" ["post_content"]=> string(5869) "Decimos los humanos que aquello que nos distingue de otras especies es la consciencia: podemos percatarnos, darnos cuenta, en el sentido de arrojar luz sobre algo, de querer ver y mirar y cuestionarnos aquello que vemos. 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Lo que no vemos continúa funcionando y nos dirige —Imagen Unknown Author
La imagen del iceberg es interesante en ese sentido como metáfora: sólo una parte emerge del agua, lo consciente que se hace visible; mientras que lo inconsciente, que tiene una mayor masa, permanece debajo, oculto y sostiene lo visible. Aunque no lo veamos a simple vista, está. Esta imagen es una sugerente metáfora para mostrar cómo todo aquello que no vemos —y quizá no queremos ver— continúa funcionando y nos dirige. La película 'The Matrix' es una buena parábola para ilustrar qué ocurre cuando uno decide tomar conciencia: en un momento dado, Neo se encuentra ante la tesitura de tomar la pastilla roja o la azul. Morfeo le avisa que una vez se decida por una u otra, no hay vuelta atrás. Opta por tomar la roja. En una escena posterior, Morfeo le muestra la realidad del mundo de las máquinas y le dice la famosa frase 'Bienvenido al desierto de lo real'. Y Neo, ante el desierto de lo real, desearía volver hacia atrás y tomar la azul. Que por cierto, es lo que ocurre en 'Un mundo feliz de Aldous Huxley, donde se nos muestra una sociedad medicada para evadirse. Nos agrade o no, la especie humana tenemos esta capacidad de tomar consciencia —y recordar— sobre nuestra manera de ser, hacer y actuar. El uso que hagamos de esa consciencia nos puede llevar de un estado de zombificación —en el que apenas nos planteamos algo sobre nuestras vidas y nos damos el papel de víctimas de las circunstancias— a un uso activo de la consciencia, en el que podamos cuestionarnos la vida que estamos llevando, nuestras necesidades reales, nuestros deseos y esperanzas, y eso nos puede llevar a tomar decisiones. Pasamos de una vida que nos ocurre a una vida que lideramos, por utilizar una palabra de moda. Es en este sentido que hablo de consciencia transgresora. Del latín transgredior, ir (gradior) más allá (trans), atravesar, sobrepasar. Creemos que las revoluciones son sólo externas, cuando también pueden ser internas, y probablemente empiecen en ese terreno. Podemos poner en funcionamiento nuestra consciencia y empezar a decidir en nuestras vidas, aunque también tenemos la opción de no ponerla en funcionamiento y acomodarnos en el 'esto es lo que hay'.We humans say what distinguishes us from other species is awareness: we can realize, in the sense of shed light on something, wanting to watch and question what we see. W_conscienciatransgresora
What we do not see continues working and directs us —Image Unknown Author
The image of the iceberg is interesting in that sense as metaphor: only a part emerges of the water, the conscious part that becomes visible, while the unconscious one, which has a greater mass, stays hidden and holds the visible. Although you do not see it with the naked eye, exists. This image is a suggestive metaphor to show how everything that we don't see —and perhaps we don't want to see— continues operating and directing us. The movie 'The Matrix' is a good parable to illustrate what happens when one decides to take consciousness: at any given moment, Neo is confronted with the question of taking the red pill or the blue. Morpheus warns that once you decide on one or the other, there is no turning back. Chooses to take the red. In a later scene, Morpheus shows him the reality of the world of machines and says the famous phrase 'Welcome to the desert of the real'. And Neo, in front of the desert of the real, would want go back and take the blue. Which by the way, is what happens in 'Brave New World' by Aldous Huxley, where we are shown a medicated society in order to escape. Whether we like it or not, the human species have this ability to become aware —and remember— our way of being, doing and acting. Our use of that consciousness can lead us from a state of zombification —in which we just propose something about our lives and we see ourselves as victims of circumstances— to an active use of awareness in which we can question ourselves the life we are living, our real needs, desires and hopes, and that can lead us to make decisions. We went from a life that happens to us a life we lead, to use a buzzword. It is in this sense that I speak of transgressive awareness. Transgredior from Latin, to go (gradior) beyond (trans), to cross, to exceed. We believe that revolutions are only external, when they can also be internal, and probably starting in this field. We can start our consciousness and begin to decide in our lives, but we also have the option not to run and settling into the 'this is what you get'." ["post_title"]=> string(83) "Consciencia transgresoraTransgressive awareness" ["post_excerpt"]=> string(0) "" ["post_status"]=> string(7) "publish" ["comment_status"]=> string(6) "closed" ["ping_status"]=> string(6) "closed" ["post_password"]=> string(0) "" ["post_name"]=> string(23) "transgressive-awareness" ["to_ping"]=> string(0) "" ["pinged"]=> string(0) "" ["post_modified"]=> string(19) "2020-02-19 00:12:32" ["post_modified_gmt"]=> string(19) "2020-02-18 23:12:32" ["post_content_filtered"]=> string(0) "" ["post_parent"]=> int(0) ["guid"]=> string(29) "http://whatonline.org/?p=5830" ["menu_order"]=> int(0) ["post_type"]=> string(4) "post" ["post_mime_type"]=> string(0) "" ["comment_count"]=> string(1) "0" ["filter"]=> string(3) "raw" } [3]=> object(WP_Post)#1868 (24) { ["ID"]=> int(2230) ["post_author"]=> string(4) "2049" ["post_date"]=> string(19) "2012-09-03 00:01:46" ["post_date_gmt"]=> string(19) "2012-09-02 22:01:46" ["post_content"]=> string(725) "Un experimento realizado a mediados del año 2011 por la organización Acción contra el Hambre mostró que el instinto de compartir está en la naturaleza humana. Mientras tanto, en un mundo que tiene capacidad para alimentar al doble de su población, 55 millones de niños sufren desnutrición aguda y 3,5 millones mueren de hambre cada año.An experiment conducted in 2011 by the Spanish organization Acción contra el Hambre (Action Against Hunger) showed that the instinct to share is in human nature. Meanwhile, in a world that has the capacity to feed twice its population, 55 million children suffer acute malnutrition and 3,5 million die of hunger every year. " ["post_title"]=> string(74) "Compartir humanum estTo share is human" ["post_excerpt"]=> string(0) "" ["post_status"]=> string(7) "publish" ["comment_status"]=> string(4) "open" ["ping_status"]=> string(4) "open" ["post_password"]=> string(0) "" ["post_name"]=> string(21) "compartir-humanum-est" ["to_ping"]=> string(0) "" ["pinged"]=> string(0) "" ["post_modified"]=> string(19) "2014-07-13 14:29:20" ["post_modified_gmt"]=> string(19) "2014-07-13 12:29:20" ["post_content_filtered"]=> string(0) "" ["post_parent"]=> int(0) ["guid"]=> string(29) "http://whatonline.org/?p=2230" ["menu_order"]=> int(0) ["post_type"]=> string(4) "post" ["post_mime_type"]=> string(0) "" ["comment_count"]=> string(1) "0" ["filter"]=> string(3) "raw" } }