Thanks for starting this group. I think the challenges that you eloquently set out are vital ones in the 21st Century, especially if we look beyond economic cost and start to consider things like social and environmental costs, as well.…"
"Well put. I also agree with your assessment of mature entry teachers. If I can pick follow up on one point - how do we encourage these kind of people into teaching careers? And can you provide more information about 'the potential of a…"
Excellent point. I think you are touching on what we call, in Australia and probably elsewhere, lifelong learning. As a high school teacher, I find it concerning that so many 12 and 13 year olds who arrive in Year 7 are already fed up…"
I agree - in addition to knowledge and skills, there is a requirement for engagement. And I think this is where Jody's ecological and energy literacy might fit in: after all, engagement can be developed through students…"
"A great start to what I hope will grow to be an interesting discussion.
As for me, I think that, as a society, we need to reconsider what our purpose is in educating young people. Ultimately, what do we hope to achieve? In Australia, the government…"
Whole Education brings together and promotes education that seeks to provide a broader and deeper education for all young people, which will both prepare them better for life in the 21st century and enrich the society in which they live.
A conversation about how people are interpreting the concept of Big Society and does it need tightening as Matthew Taylor suggests, or might a 'baggy' concept be a strength and help more people get involved?
"By encouraging climate change we might be able to change the (social) climate, hey?
I'm not sure I agree with your post, Alastair, but I must say that it certainly provoked some distinctly uncomfortable thoughts. I agree that, without constant…"
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