Tag Archives: Social Intelligence

Another Look at Empathy, in an Era of Selfishness and Alternative Facts

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A recent Guardian headline:   Think empathy makes the world a better place? Think again …   https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2017/feb/19/think-empathy-makes-world-better-place-think-again   Well we’ve “thought again” and we DO think empathy makes the world a better place. As do many of those who … Continue reading

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Negroland: Book of the Week

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Radio 4’s Book of the Week this week is Negroland by Margo Jefferson. Margo Jefferson was born in 1947 to a successful black, middle-class couple in Chicago. Her memoir looks back on her childhood and the black bourgeois upbringing that … Continue reading

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Mental Wellbeing: The Need for Personal and Social Development

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We know that there’s been an increase in mental health problems for young people. This should concern everybody – teachers, parents and the whole of society. Depression and stress, self-harming, the inability to be resilient in the face of significant … Continue reading

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The Archers, The Psychopath, Abuse and a Lesson for us All

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The Archers is “an everyday story of country folk” – according to the BBC.  For those who don’t listen to Radio 4’s daily broadcast, there’s been a dark cloud over the fictional county of Borsetshire for some years in the … Continue reading

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The Finnish System of Education, Part Two

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As outlined in our previous post, the curriculum in Finland is continually under review – and those who review it are educational professionals, including senior teachers in schools. Changes to the basic curriculum are not subject to political or bureaucratic … Continue reading

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