[Please scroll down to listen to an audio version of this thesis] It is inquisitiveness that best defines what we humans are all about. We ask endless questions, the answers to which often beg still further questions. From the darting, curious, eyes of a baby only a few weeks old, to the growing child’s persistent […]
A review of Spencer Wells, ‘Pandora’s Seed: The Unforeseen Cost of Civilisation’
“When I told my 16-year-old son the title of your book,” said a teacher in Manchester ten days ago, “he responded with uncharacteristic enthusiasm, ‘that book must have been written just for me. That’s why I’m so frustrated. Endless hours of schooling seem to be giving me little preparation for the world I think I live in.’”
For all those reading the Briefing Paper for Parliamentarians, or the Book Overschooled but Undereducated, it may be helpful to explain The Initiative’s understanding of what it takes to bring about change. These ideas will become ever more relevant as the country gets closer to the General Election.
A personal reflection on the Conference held at Harrison Hot Springs Resort on March 7th and 8th 2006 to consider “Promoting a learning Community in British Columbia”, sponsored by the Canadian Council on Learning. Available in both English and French.
Good evening. It is both an honour and a pleasure to be invited to give this lecture. I do so with some trepidation. I know I am easily carried away with my enthusiasm! Some years ago my wife and I were on a Sunday afternoon walk with our three sons. Our youngest, Tom, who was […]
Annual Lecture to the Arts Council of England, 8 February 1996 Dean Clough is the ideal starting point for my lecture. Its success is the reason I was invited to join the Arts Council as a member in 1991 and then to Chair the newly formed Regional Arts Board for Yorkshire and Humberside. Dean Clough […]
Based on diverse research in cognitive and neurological science available in the mid-90s
An incomplete, but most interesting paper, challenging the structure of schooling
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