# 1: People want to participate at events I experience there is a strong need to provide many more opportunities for people to truly participate at events – besides listening to keynotes and panel discussions. At #initiate19 on June 7th in Zürich, we create learning and working formats that put individual participation at the center.
# 2: People want to use social media I like to learn using social media such as blogs, Twitter and LinkedIn. To me, learning via social media represents active, informal learning which Martin Geisenhainer touches upon in this blog posting.
# 3: People want to create their own learning Reading the book “Endlich frei” by Daniel Greenberg, I learned more about the power of strengthening personal initiative. On pages 38-40, for example, I read that children learn when they are ready to learn. When children are curious, they make an effort. Related to this, I read in this posting by Christoph Schmitt that today, people increasingly create their own learning. We are actors rather than spectators of our own education.
Visiting the Umweltarena in Spreitenbach just outside Zürich, I learned a lot testing various products and services. Top experiences: Testing a segway and a Renault Zoe. The home made cream soup in the climate restaurant tasted very well. The saying on the last slide “Zwischen Reden und Tun liegt das Meer” means “Between talking and doing is the sea.”