Monthly Archives: April 2012

The Value of Ethics

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Here’s a few headlines from the news this week. The National Health Service  is on course to spend 17% of its entire budget on diabetes related illnesses by 2035 http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-17829012 Teenage conception rates in the UK are still the highest … Continue reading

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Blog 101

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101 As of yesterday, 3Di has published its first 100 blogs. My son has just finished reading “Animal Farm” and has made the obvious connection with our chaotic society in 2012. I’m glad he is capable of doing this, and … Continue reading

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Migration and Overcrowding

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The politics of education can seem tedious and frustrating, but it’s unavoidable and worthy of attention by anyone who cares about the bigger picture beyond their own immediate circumstances. Does it matter where children go to school? Does the size … Continue reading

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Originally posted on space2live:
May your coming year be filled with magic and dreams and good madness. I hope you read some fine books and kiss someone who thinks you’re wonderful, and don’t forget to make some art —…

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Truth Seekers, Music Makers; Freeing the Spirit and Rocking the World

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A few years back a representative of a well known London orchestra approached my school and asked whether some of his musicians might work with our children in order to help the professionals to loosen up, feel the music, and … Continue reading

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Musical Learning and Intelligence

I recently purchased an iPad – an amazing piece of equipment that excites the creative mind. 3Di has mentioned Gordon Dryden & Jeanette Vos’s “New Learning Revolution” many times, and also the fact that schools in China have adopted their … Continue reading

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An Ologist and a Garden Designer

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. “You could do geology,” they said. “Really?” “Yes – it’s a new course we’re starting this year. We’ve recruited a really keen new teacher to run it.” “Really?” “Yes. You’re one of the best in your class at geography, … Continue reading

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Tackling Prejudice, Shaping Character, and Other Aims of Education

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Saturday in Britain is traditionally a big sports day. A recent programme on TV documented the continuing occurence of sexism in football in Britain and elsewhere. No big surprises there. Racism, in spite of the successes of the “Let’s Kick … Continue reading

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Musical Education at Risk, and Developing Musical Intelligence

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Let’s pause for a moment and think about what the world would be like if every one of us could play a musical instrument – if we could come home at the end of a busy day and relax with … Continue reading

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Life, The Universe and 3Di

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3Di: A Philosophy of Multiple Intelligences . Listening to ‘In Our Time‘ on BBC Radio 4 this morning – on Plato and the neo-platonist philosophers – brought home the fact that for millennia human beings have felt a need to understand and … Continue reading

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