Monthly Archives: March 2012

The Causes of the Riots, and the Way Forward

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             Camila Batmanghelidjh, the inspirational founder and director of Kids Company, appeared on the BBC’s ‘This Week’ programme last night and made some excellent points about the causes of last year’s riots. 3Di attended two of … Continue reading

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After The Riots – Part Two – Following It Through

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The Riots Communities and Victims panel has produced 63 recommendations aimed at preventing a repetition of the riots of August 2011. It is time to act. Who is going to do so? The riots were dramatic. They were, according to … Continue reading

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Open Guardian Weekend in Pictures

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An aesthetically pleasing environment is something that’s conducive to all work, particularly in the field of creativity, and indeed education. The Guardian opened its doors to many areas of its building, and many of the participants in the weekend took … Continue reading

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After the Riots

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Today sees the publication of the final report of the Riots, Communities and Victims Panel. “When people don’t feel they have a reason to stay out of trouble, the consequences for communities can be devastating – as we saw last … Continue reading

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Civility and Lovingkindness in Action

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Being civil is socially intelligent. Here’s an example. A friend of mine was in Japan a couple of years ago, on a warm night in the suburbs of Tokyo. She got off a train and became completely lost, trying to … Continue reading

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The Guardian Open Weekend: Initial Reflections from 3Di Associates

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How often do we get the opportunity to indulge in two whole days of stimulation, reflection, debate, challenge and discussion? How often do we allow ourselves the time to consider our views, our values and the fundamental aims and objectives … Continue reading

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Understanding Education – Our Civic Duty

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It’s been another busy week, and we’ve blogged about some heavy duty but crucial matters And so, we ask ourselves, what’s the point of gathering all these documents together in one place and asking 3Di readers to give them some … Continue reading

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Children, their World, their Education – The Cambridge Review Part 2

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George Osborne was on the radio this morning, talking about his budget – obviously. However, he also claimed that the government’s education reforms are the most important thing the government is doing. This was a fairly startling thing for Mr … Continue reading

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A Genuine National Debate?

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3Di today turns its attention to a recent column in the Guardian in which Estelle Morris, Baroness Morris of Yardley, calls for the government to lead “a genuine national debate about the future needs of all children in all schools.” This … Continue reading

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The Pleasure of Learning

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Following on from our recent blog, it seems 3Di are not the only people to have been  impressed by Plan B’s recent TEDx/Observer talk. Frank Cottrell Boyce wrote in the Observer yesterday about how inspiring he found the talk, and … Continue reading

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