Introduction Brochures for Project Academy
This learning concept is a combination of on-line web based self-learning (Flip process), collaborative web team software and a facilitator to tie it all together. The basic process is learning about Self, Being part of a team, Tool needed, Problems solving, Presenting your conclusion to the community and Reflection. Life skills are infused during this process.
|Overall problem with American Industry|
The view of employees as semi programmable machines goes back to the early decades of the Industrial Revolution, when most workers were poorly educated. It was reinforced by Frederick Taylor in 1911, when he published The Principles of Scientific Management, in which he described the typical laborer as “so stupid that the term ‘percentage’ has no meaning to him.” The solution, said Taylor, was to strip judgment from frontline jobs: “It is only through enforced standardization of methods, enforced adoption of the best implements and working conditions, and enforced cooperation that…faster work can be assured.” And who was to do the enforcing? Professionally trained managers, of course.
Taylor’s model of industrial bureaucracy set up a caste system of thinkers and doers that persists to this day. Although the total quality management and kaizen movements both emphasized employee empowerment, the basic bureaucratic approach still dominates.
A 2019 Gallup survey found that only one in five U.S. employees strongly agreed with the statement “My opinions seem to count at work” and fewer than one in 10 with the statement “I take risks at my job that could lead to new products or solutions.” In the 2015 American Working Conditions Survey, just 11% of frontline U.S. employees said they were consistently able to influence decisions important to their work. Meanwhile, our analysis of Bureau of Labor Statistics data shows that 70% of U.S. employees are in jobs deemed to require little or no originality.
Though today’s employees are far better educated than their early-20th-century forebears, the distinction between managers and employees—the clever and the compliant—is still deeply entrenched. As a result, a vast reservoir of human ingenuity is going untapped. That depresses the performance of individual firms and the economy overall.
How companies are giving more ownership to employees
“Active learning works, and social learning works,” said Anant Agarwal, founder and chief executive of edX. “And you have to understand that teaching online and learning online are skills of their own.”
|Data science and machine learning, Python and TensorFlow and has a portfolio of projects on GitHub, where software developers display their work.|
Detail Learning Plan
The basic project for the students:
The learning can be broken into major parts
Using Questions as a teaching tool: Web-Page Questions
|Deeper Learning through Questioning - TEAL|
|Using Questions Questioning Framework for Shaping Environmental Literacy Charles E. Roth, Earthlore Associates|
|How to initiate your child asking good questions|
|Exercise for students around asking good questions|
|Tools to build Education sites|
|Google Class Room||Teachable|
|More than one path to a new career ... US Gov't||Web|
Things the student needs to think about:Down-loaded Doc.
|Company-Needs||Accenture ... Skills to Succeed Web page|
|AMERICAN WORKFORCE POLICY ADVISORY BOARD||New Course web site lots of info|
Tutorials on learning tools ... Document Outline
|Cognitive tool set||Balance Scorecard|
|Learning Outcomes||Aspects of Teamwork|
|Ownership Mindset||Solving the Right Problem|
|Social & Emotional Learning||End to End Processing|
|Quality Systems||Personal Interaction|
|Branding yourself||Communication Skills|
|Problem Solving & Thinking Skills||Innovation & Entrepreneurship|
|Scared Skills Discussion||Business Needs|
|Business process simplification|
On-Line resources for skill needs
|Employment skills listed by job||What are the top 10 skills that will get you a job|