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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Profound truths are often so unsettling that people lose themselves in lengthy explanations that ultimately confuse, rather than clarify. This is a very human trait which starts as the youngest children begin to form straightforward explanations as to how they see ideas fitting together. But unless they replace such earlier ‘naive’ explanations as they […]
The exciting pace of 2002, 2003 and 2004 seemed all set to continue into 2005.
The start of 2001 was a time of excitement. Personally I had started to feel confident that, after the traumas of 1999 the initiative was building a firm base on which to push these ideas across the UK, and maybe elsewhere.
Bronowski’s (1973) ability to create a synthesis across multiple disciplines was the stimulant to Education 2000’s work
The aim of good parenting, as of good teaching, should be to so inculcate in the growing child a range of skills, attitudes and behaviours that, at an appropriate time (sooner, rather than later) the child can be progressively weaned of its dependence, so that parents take pleasure and great reassurance that their child is […]
The adolescent brain, being “crazy by design”, is a critical evolutionary adaptation that has built up over thousands of generations, and is essential to our species survival. Adolescence forces young people in every generation to think beyond their own self-imposed limitations and exceed their parents’ aspirations1. Adolescents are not just over-grown children, or immature […]
“As you leave school I have one piece of advice to give you. Develop at least two hobbies that have absolutely nothing to do with your career. Work hard at your career, but stick even more closely to your hobbies — foster them, love them, and allow yourself to be intrigued by them. Your greatest […]
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