Messages from Marina Abramović about effective communication and performative art

Juan Antonio Espinosa  Through their works, artists continually explore the possibilities and limits of communication. The artistic message assumes different functions or meanings: sometimes it intends to transmit what the artist is feeling, other times it explains the situation that he is going through; sometimes, the work serves the artist to say what he thinks […]

Self awareness – and why it is better to ask yourself “what” instead of “why”

How do you feel today?  What made you laugh, what made you angry?  What went pretty well?  Was there something, you would like to change for the next time?  Are you having a good time? Do you think about those questions sometimes? If not – do not hesitate to do so: Scientists and organizational psychologists […]

How can you respond to the motivation and initiative crisis?

“There are three things to remember about education. The first is motivation. The second one is motivation. The third one is motivation.” — Former U.S. Secretary of Education Terrel Bell How is it working in actual classroom? When students are learning in hybrid and virtual classrooms, keeping engagement and ensuring motivation is more challenging than […]

What would the world be like without empathy?

Let us reflect for a moment. What is empathy? In the simplest terms, it is the ability to have compassion, to be able to understand another person’s emotional state, to be in a position to imagine and feel that person’s perspective on oneself. It is a skill, not an emotion.  Now imagine a world without […]

Desire to learn – a highly required competence in the nowadays labour market

In recent years the development in the labour market happens very rapidly. New businesses models appear, industries get consolidated, organisations are being constantly stretched and reshaped.  It requires both companies, organisations and individuals who are involved in the labour market to adapt, change and learn very quickly. Therefore, today learning to learn competence is something […]

A donkey is in college like a woman at science!

Once upon a time there was a donkey sitting in the lobby of a university… It could be the beginning of the fairy tale of Maurizio Cattelan, an artist who deserves an honorary degree in sociology by the University of Trento with the installation of a taxidermized donkey. In his speech he will talk about […]

Critical thinking in changing times

We live in very changing times. Life speed, technology, and globalization are very strong driving forces, changing the way we live, interact, learn and work. This means that there is a need to be selective in the way we consume information and think critically in order to make effective decisions. Critical thinking Critical thinking is […]

School as a laboratory of creativity

To introduce the concept of creativity we use the definition of one of the master guides of our work:Bruno Munari. The artist defines creativity as “everything that was not there before but is achievable in an essential and global way”. In his opinion creativity is the faculty that allows you to put together imagination and […]

Teamwork, diversity and trust

The challenge of teamwork is to build trust among team members who differ from each other. Team roles help us understand this diversity and manage teamwork more efficiently. Gustave Flaubert’s wise maxim “To be stupid, selfish, and have good health, are three requirements for happiness, though if stupidity is lacking, all is lost” captures well what I […]