This short monograph was written by Neil Richards, a Trustee of the 21st Century Learning Initiative in response to the publication of Tony Little’s book, An Intelligent Person’s Guide to Education.
Battling for the Soul of Education
Moving beyond school reform to educational transformation:
The findings and recommendations of 3 decades of synthesis
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You will never solve a problem by using the same thinking that created the problem in the first place
Knowing what we now know we no longer have the moral authority to carry on doing what we have always done
If we apply the wrong model of learning for the best of reasons, we will never get the results we seek
If not since the beginning of time, at least over the past half dozen millennia, older generations concerned about the future wellbeing of their societies have pondered the question (and the mystery) of how young people learn. So profound was Confucius’ observation two and a half thousand years ago; “tell me and I forget, show […]
On July 7th John Abbott was invited to present the prizes on the annual speech day of the secondary school where he himself had been educated – St John’s School, Leatherhead, in Surrey.
Reform Scotland is a public policy institute or ‘think tank’ which was established as a separate Scottish charity, completely independent of any political party or any other organisation and funded by donations from individuals, charitable trusts and corporate organisations.
The most complete statement of the Initiative’s ideas
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