I have the great privilege to work with a forward-thinking organization, Action Canada. A leadership program for young Canadians, Action Canada explores topics of national interest and investigates ways to make improvements for Canada’s future. This year, their theme is: … Continue reading
“You won’t believe it, but my mom told me that I can go on the New York trip. She said that since this was my passion, they would support it.” A grade 10 student recently shared this exciting news with … Continue reading
At TEDx London, Sir Ken Robinson concluded the day’s conference with a poignant reminder: “The reason why today’s conversation is so important is that we are living in revolutionary times; that’s why we need a revolution in education”.
He identifies two major drivers of change, population growth and technology, both of which are changing exponentially …
“And that rate of change is going to accelerate; it’s not going to decrease …”Continue reading
“The reason I think we need a revolution [in education] is really captured in a phrase you hear politicians often misuse. They talk about the need to ‘get back to basics’ in education; and, I think, we should. The problem, I think, is that many politicians, when they say “get back to basics”, seem to believe the basics are a group of subjects that they did when they were at school; and in particular, they tend to emphasise literacy and numeracy and science. Well, of course, they are fantastically important; but the basics of education are not a group of subjects. The basics in education are fundamental purposes …”Continue reading