What we're watching: 
'Today on trial we have modern-day schooling.' It's about time! In this 6-minute clip, poet/rapper Prince Ea tackles the contradiction inherent in a school system that claims to prepare students for the future, yet has barely changed in the past 150 years.          
What we're reading: 
Chip and Dan Heath are authors, brothers, and specialists in the field of organizational behavior.   Teaching that Sticks  takes the concept of stickiness - what makes certain concepts stay with us - and applies it to teaching. They put forth great ideas to build lessons that are simple, unexpected, emotional, and are guaranteed to be memorable for students.           
Quote we're inspired by:  
"Knowledge is power. Information is liberating. Education is the premise of progress, in every society, in every family."
    -- Kofi Annan
This week we're thinking about education. Working within the university system, perhaps a passion for education is inevitable, but we at the Centre believe that 21 st  century education seems to have fallen behind the times, applying age-old pedagogies and methodologies, when the reality of today's students is so radically different than that of even a decade ago.

Next week we're hosting a group of faculty from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology and the Peruvian University of Applied Sciences to explore this classroom-reality gap, and to work on creating a new and improved model. If you're in the field of education and would like to experience a course like this yourself, our open-enrollment course
Global Education: Cultivating innovation in the classroom  is set to run July 10-14 th at UPEACE in Costa Rica. Come join us!

See you in two weeks for our next Three Thought Thursday! 
The Centre's Team
UPEACE Centre for Executive Education
UN Mandated University for Peace
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