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What’s a Serious Academic Doing Meddling with Animated Documentary Graphics?

It had been a good three-day conference for the three hundred and twenty or so students at Atlantic College in South Wales. Billed as giving both the introductory talk, and the concluding lecture, I was to be the outside parts of an obviously rich and varied sandwich. But so stimulating had that conference been that […]

The Born to Learn Animations

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 […]

Thesis 98 – Upside Down and Inside Out

The pace of change is now so great that it is no longer enough for schools simply to transfer to the next generation the wisdom of earlier times; they have to start a dynamic process whereby pupils are weaned of their earlier dependence on institutions, and given the confidence to manage their own learning1.   […]

Thesis 30 – Man For All Seasons

  Children need to learn to think, to make connections, to work together, to take risks, to discover their own talents.  They need to read about all kinds of things and explore different media.  They need a curriculum that is broad, balanced and differentiated.1   Born in 1564, and so thirty years younger than his […]

Thesis 29 – Elizabethan Education

There is in education a law of delayed action, by which seed sown and long forgotten only grows in late years.  Teachers like to see results from their efforts, and direct them accordingly, but the most precious fruits of a good teacher’s work are those that he is never likely to see.1   If the […]

Thesis 26 – Reformation

At rare and unpredictable moments a revolutionary concept fundamentally changes the underlying assumptions that had previously held an assortment of beliefs together.  This is known as a Paradigm Shift1, a totally new mindset that reshapes relationships so that nothing can ever be seen in the same way again.   Travellers in England early in the […]

Thesis 24 – Emergence of the English

The life of nations, no less than that of men, is lived largely in the imagination.  History is continuously being edited to empower the story each generation wishes to believe about itself.1   The Romans were in britain for nearly four hundred years, and when they withdrew in 407 they left behind a well-farmed land […]

Thesis 21 – Roman Law and Order

The Romans were to the Greeks what today’s young venture capitalists are to middle-aged professors of moral philosophy.  They just didn’t think in the same way, or hold similar values.  While the Greeks were exhausting themselves in costly wars the determined, no-nonsense farmers of Latinium progressively transformed themselves into merchants, and then into soldiers so […]

Thesis 20 – Greek Philosophy

The Greeks were the beginning of nearly everything of which the modern world likes to boast.  They were the first people to think seriously about the purposes of education.  They were passionately interested in architecture, poetry, drama, music, physical fitness and rhetoric; they formulated theories of mathematics and justice, and they gave the world the […]

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