The purpose of this podcast is to share new perspectives and ideas in education to help inspire others to generate, develop, and implement innovations in education.
A Conversation with Rob Westervelt, Vice President of Strategy & Innovation, on Jobs To Be Done Theory
Robyne Elder, Lynda Leavitt, and Rob Westervelt
The post-pandemic world is leaving many of us wondering, what is the purpose of education and where do I fit into this new jobs market? Lynda and Robyne sit down with Lindenwood University’s Vice President of Strategy and Innovation, Rob Westervelt to discuss these thought provoking issues. Rob takes us through the Jobs-to-be-Done Theory where the focus is on the ‘job’ as opposed to the customer. Using examples such as Apple, Rob shows how innovation and creativity can bring success. Tune in for a valuable and meaningful conversation during this uncertain time (music by Brian Elder, “Preservation Hall”, widerivermusic.com).
Robyne Elder, Lynda Leavitt, Jonathan Tavssberger, and Zoe Camper
Robyne and Lynda were delighted to welcome their first guests, Jonathan Tavssberger and Zoe Camper. Members of the Augmented Society Network, RSA, they discuss a recent white paper An Opportunity to Reimagine Learning. Design thinking, embracing the unknown, and major themes from the paper are discussed as well as their thoughts on the importance of failure and taking time to talk and engage in educational issues. Tune in for this inaugural and inspiring episode of the Headstand podcast! (music by Brian Elder, “Preservation Hall”, widerivermusic.com)
Robyne Elder, Lynda Leavitt, and Tony Breslin
As a new school year begins, parents are excited and nervous to send students back into the classroom. To discuss education in this new reality, Lynda and Robyne were delighted to sit down with Dr. Tony Breslin, author of Lessons From Lockdown: The Educational Legacy of COVID-19 in what is set to be a trilogy of lockdown texts, Bubble Schools: The Long Road From Lockdown, which is due to be published by Routledge towards the close of 2021. The third book, Post Pandemic Learning: The Case for Reschooling Society, is due in late 2022. Breslin discusses the key lessons from his research during the pandemic, the importance of looking at the big picture as opposed to looking at issues in absolutes, and how to best approach the upcoming school year to stay innovative in education. Listen to the latest edition of Headstand to start off the school year with inspiring and enlightening lessons from Dr. Breslin! (music by Brian Elder, “Preservation Hall”, widerivermusic.com)