Monthly Archives: February 2013

Mindfulness Meditation, Education and Personal Intelligence

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There’s an interesting piece in the Guardian this week about the beneficial health effects – both physical and mental – of “mindfulness meditation“. 3Di has consistently advocated the need for education and awareness – in schools and elsewhere – of … Continue reading

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The History of the World – And The Gove Curriculum

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This time last year, we were visiting Kyoto and enjoying the Zen gardens of Ryoan-ji temple. The simplicity of the form was mesmerising. The dullness of the afternoon took nothing away from the awe-inspiring experience of simply sitting there and … Continue reading

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A Pressing Moral Imperative and Emotional Intelligence

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Today’s 3D Eye post is a development of recent thoughts on “emotional intelligence”, and a reminder of what Daniel Goleman said in his seminal book which he simply called Emotional Intelligence. A Pressing Moral Imperative These are times when the … Continue reading

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More Thoughts on Spiritual Intelligence – and Emotional Intelligence

Further quotations from the Dalai Lama: Concern for others’ well-being. There is much confusion, as often among religious believers as among non-believers, concerning what spiritual practice actually consists in. The unifying characteristics of the qualities I have described as ‘spiritual’, … Continue reading

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National Curriculum Consultation: Part 3

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Let’s take a look at the aims of the new National Curriculum. http://media.education.gov.uk/assets/files/pdf/n/national%20curriculum%20consultation%20-%20framework%20document.pdf  3.1 The National Curriculum provides pupils with an introduction to the core knowledge that they need to be educated citizens. It introduces pupils to the best that has … Continue reading

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More Thoughts on Emotional Intelligence

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To be emotionally intelligent is to have an intelligent approach to managing our emotions. It’s the ability to use a range of skills that enable such management to be effective. It involves a determination to ensure that destructive emotions do … Continue reading

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National Curriculum Consultation: Part 2

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National Curriculum Part Two  http://media.education.gov.uk/assets/files/pdf/n/national%20curriculum%20consultation%20document%20070213.pdf  It’s rather disconcerting to see that the previous post about the National Curriculum only dealt with one subsection (2.1). It’s so important that we get this National Curriculum right. We all made mistakes in the … Continue reading

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