As with most years, 2012 was a time of mixed blessings for many of us. There were trials and tribulations as well as some wonderful and uplifting events. Everyone has their own individual take on the issues of the day, but we remain hopeful for the future and for the present too.
The world didn’t end on the 21st December, as some had predicted it would. Yet it may well change. We are ever hopeful that collectively and individually we can make this world a better place to live in; overcoming doubts, fears and destructiveness, and embracing kindness, compassion and consideration. We welcome that change and will do everything we can to challenge injustice and inequality and champion the human rights of all for a peaceful existence.
3Di had an interesting year, and we’d like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who has supported us and has taken time to read our posts – which were sometimes impassioned and lengthy, such is our commitment to making a positive change to the lives of many. Your continued comments are very gratefully received and give us additional impetus to continue with our work.
We are enormously grateful to our dear friends in Japan for looking after us and welcoming us so warmly during our visit there in the spring, and we look forward to working with a number of people that we’ve met through recent conferences and lectures we’ve attended. It’s always a pleasure to spend time with others whose values are so akin to ours, particularly in the world of education and politics.
Together, we can make a difference. People united by a worthwhile common cause can make change happen. There is such a thing as ‘society’ and the “Big Society” message from our Prime Minister may just come back to haunt him, as “the people” claim this phrase for themselves to overcome injustices.
We are wholly committed to making changes in education that would bring teaching and learning back to those who understand it most (educationalists) and benefit from it most – our children and young people. Education is such a life-long gift and we are determined to bring back the creativity, joy and engagement in learning that many of our children and young people have been deprived of for too long.
We also intend to write more about our three dimensional model of intelligences, and share with you, our readers, our thoughts on its relevance in education, in work, and in everyday living.
With hope for a peaceful and just 2013, thank you once more for reading and we look forward to more connectedness in this New Year.
With very best wishes
Gary and Clare