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21st Century Ideas with Dr. Robert


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This show is a radio classroom exploring a range of topics all linked to adult learning theory, innovation, creativity, entrepreneurship and embracing the emerging future as it comes.

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All human activity has some basis in social research. Whether it is shopping, working, or family and friend relationships, there is the potential for reseearch in these areas. This show is the first in a series on the topic of "Understanding... more

Michelle McTyre, a student teacher of Eastern Michigan University studying special education, recently returned from teaching in South Korea. She shares insights about the international experience, both in the classroom and as novice... more

21st Century Ideas with Dr. Robert returns after hiatus to address an emergent concept: the potential nexus of adult learning and generational learning. This show revisits some of the work of Dr. Malcolm Knowles, one of the fathers... more

Eight-year-old Adrian Baldwin returns to give an always interesting account of his latest adventures in technology, entertainment media, and learning. This interview is part of an ongoing series about generational differences and... more

Whether you have begun the journey to the doctorate degree, are in the midst of this journey, or are contemplating taking this journey, the discussion this week should be very useful. We will analyze the standard format most doctoral... more

We celebrate our first year of being on the air by launching a new format complete with an original theme song. Our topic is on the book "Managing Growth," by Rupert Merson, and published by The Economist magazine. Merson... more

On May 4 the long awaited superhero team up of Captain America, Iron Man, Thor, and The Hulk, better known as The Avengers, will debut on the movie screen. This disparate group of characters symbolizes the quintessential... more

Whether you believe prayer has power to change things or not, evidence suggests that the experience or the act of praying itself can transform the person who prays. This week--the beginning of the observation of Easter--we explore... more

This week we begin the discussion about the emergence of a new type of consumer: the Creator-Consumer. This consumer creates things and ideas for a living and so his needs are completely different from the traditional... more

With apologies to the poet Stephen Dunning ("Reflections on a Gift of Watermelon Pickle"), this week marks our 38th show and we spend some quality time looking back on what being a Blogtalk radio host has been for, well,... more