Our minds are shaped by our experiences constantly changing and adapting to stimuli. This state of Neural Plasticity, has allowed our brains to reshape themselves to best suit our environment. As technology has become ever more prevalent, we have become immersed in real time information sharing all around us. The physical structure of our brains and how we respond to things like social media and real time knowledge access have very much changed how we think and how we learn but our traditional systems for learning have not adapted to these changes. Our emphasis on retaining knowledge will have to be replaced with the ability to quickly assess rapidly flowing data to solve new and unique problems. Critical thinking will be increasingly important and our learning systems will have to change to support this evolution.
Matthew Lenzini serves as a Program Manager at Landis+Gyr. An industry veteran with more than 17 years of leadership experience building business plans and managing large scale programs in the utility industry, he brings a diverse background in business planning, project management and cross-functional leadership.
This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at http://ted.com/tedx