Day 2, 19th of April
We start the day with Mike Rother and Nobel prize winner Carl Wieman, in a conversation on how we can improve learning, using concrete methods based on solid research.
In plenary, we will also learn from Toyota, what they say about Kata today.
And then comes the difficult part—you’ll have to choose from the mix of 20 breakout sessions with practical examples and speakers from 13 countries.
Opening & reflection from yesterday
We start the day by sharing what we learned yesterday.
Professor Carl Wieman: Finding new ways to learn
Recorded interview by Mike Rother—showed for the first time at Katacon Europe 2018
Does science have anything to say about how we learn the scientific way of thinking and learning?
Professor Carl Wieman from Stanford University, winner of the Nobel Prize in Physics, has directed the Science Education Initiative. The purpose was to approach learning of science as a science, and figuring out what works and why. The programme was implemented across thirteen science departments, using a budget of about $20 Million for a total of seven years.
Mike Rother and Prof. Carl Wieman
Reflection by Mike Rother: What can we as Kata geeks learn from Prof. Wieman’s message?
What were the Toyota senseis doing with us?
When a Swedish manufacturer of forklifts was acquired by Toyota, it took ten years of intensive coaching before they even were allowed to change the company name to Toyota. One of the learners on that journey is Martin Mimer, now a senior TPS specialist. He has been coached by four Toyota senseis. What did they do and why?
Martin Mimer and Marlies van der Putten
Taking a fresh perspective: Comparing Kata with a professional sports coach
Kata is being practised in many areas already. Marlies van der Putten, today a Kata coach, used to be a professional softball player, competing in the Olympic Games. She will help us to see what we do from a different perspective.