Tag Archives: Nelson Mandela

Mental Health Awareness Week: Relationships and Knowing Yourself

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It’s Mental Health Awareness week. This year the theme is “Relationships”. For a long time, we’ve been advocates of “Relationships” education – emphasising the “relationships” aspect of “sex and relationships education” by suggesting a reversal of the order of the … Continue reading

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3D Eye’s 500th Post: The Key is Education

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This our 500th post on this blog. Our thanks to everyone who has read (and commented on) our posts, and we look forward to hearing more from you in the future. We’re passionate about education. There’s so much that needs … Continue reading

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Madiba: A Man for Humanity

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Today in Soweto, the world is paying tribute to Madiba – Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela. Today is also World Human Rights Day, and the 20th Anniversary of the Vienna Declaration. http://www.un.org/en/events/humanrightsday/ If ever there was a person that represented the highest … Continue reading

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Misrepresentation of Child-Centred Education

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The title of a panel discussion at the Wellington College Festival of Education last Saturday was “What do we want our children to know?” I’d been warned beforehand. This would be a rough ride. When there are so many excellent … 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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Seasonal Values – For Every Season

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In this time of Advent, we’d like to share some thoughts on virtues and values. It’s difficult to select only 25 values and virtues for the purpose of compiling an Advent Calendar, but it’s a starting point to consider what’s … Continue reading

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Seven Beneficial Strengths

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Ask most people in the western world about the “Seven Deadly Sins” and they will probably be able to name quite a few of them. Even young children might be able to tell you about the “don’ts” of the Cardinal … Continue reading

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