Monthly Archives: October 2012

Science, Metaphysics and Spiritual Intelligence

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In our previous post we highlighted some interesting and in fact crucial questions posed by Prof Michael Sandel. What is a ‘social contract’? What are our rights and responsibilities? How do kindness, generosity and philanthropy benefit ourselves as well as … Continue reading

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A Public Philosopher, and A Great Teacher

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It was good to hear Professor Michael Sandel back on Radio 4 this morning: Sharing The American Dream http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/radio4/2012/10/the_public_philosopher_part_2.html Various issues were raised in the programme, which took the form of a Socratic dialogue with an audience at Harvard University: What is … Continue reading

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Thoughts in Water

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“Thalassa kluzei panta t’anthropon kaka” Euripedes, from the play “Medea” So says the Greek lettering on a building in Tenby, South Wales. “The sea washes away all men’s ills” is its translation and is part of the town’s emblem.

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Academic Competitiveness

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Here’s an interesting question: “What’s your experience with academic competitiveness?” The person who asked it – Brenna Gee, who writes a favourite blog of ours called space2live – has recently posted a piece called I’d Rather Not Compete With You: … Continue reading

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How Not To Run A Railway, Or An Education System

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This morning’s 3D Eye post was going to be about the momentous fortnight it’s been for education in England – starting with Simon Jenkins’ “Devastating Critique” of our education system  in which he details the collapse of educational progressivism in … Continue reading

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Tweeting Headteachers and a Need to Reform Education

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There’s an interesting article in the Guardian this week by Fiona Millar, on headteachers joining together to discuss educational issues and thereby acting as a kind of self-selected lobbying organisation. Isn’t this what education’s trade unions and professional associations should … Continue reading

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Still Seeking Answers to Social Mobility and School Improvement

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Is it just us, or is Guardian columnist Estelle Morris (Baroness Morris of Yardley to all of yows) still the same fence-sitting New Labourite who knows little about Primary practice and pedagogy she always was? Is it just us, or … Continue reading

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