Tag Archives: Social Intelligence

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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Human Rights Day, Maslow, Human Needs and Intelligent Responses

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The 1940s are chiefly remembered as a time of war, suffering and austerity. However, we should remember that during that decade some of our best and most creative minds were thinking about and writing about human needs and human rights. … Continue reading

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