Members of any society must know a great many things in common…. Whether they know them can make a fatal difference. The future of the world may depend on how many do. — Mark Van Doren, Liberal Education (1) The evidence that our dysfunctional relationship with the earth is surpassing tolerable limits is increasingly becoming… Read more »
Posts Categorized: Education
Educating small-holder farmers in India Every year the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) presents awards and supportive prize-money to projects that have had a positive impact on combating desertification and restoring watersheds and the hydrological cycle. This year’s awards went to excellent projects in India, Mexico and Africa. Watch the fantastic videos below,… Read more »
An image you’ll never see broadcast on CNN Will the day ever come where the mainstream media actually serves humanity, and not just plutocratic interests?
A week in the countryside is worth three months in a classroom. by George Monbiot What is the best way to knacker a child’s education? Force him or her to spend too long in the classroom. An overview of research into outdoor education by King’s College London found that children who spend time learning in… Read more »
On the future of education and what we can do about it. — TEDx Download Seth’s free Stop Stealing Dreams e-Book (PDF).
We are no doubt living in an era of unprecedented opportunity for change in our economies and our cultural structures. While sometimes change lags where an outdated momentum remains, in many cases we’re seeing a speedy shift in the way people define their education and careers. Gap years are starting to become research sabbaticals for… Read more »
A version of this article first appeared on the Mid-Atlantic Transition Hub (MATH) of Transition US, blog. Today, traditional knowledge is in danger and its disappearance would not only cause the loss of people’s capability to keep and pass on the artistic and natural heritage, but also of an extraordinary source of knowledge and cultural… Read more »
Editor’s Note: I’ve expressed my firm belief before, and will express again, that any serious attempt at reinventing society — to make systemic design adjustments to how our society/economy functions — necessitates a serious overhaul in our educational systems. Without this overhaul, I do not hesitate to state, I fully expect humanity to comprehensively fail…. Read more »
All photos © Craig Mackintosh In my previous article I stressed how there is no sounder thing to invest in than a) Yourself and B) Community. In this article I want to share some of the simple ways one can invest in oneself. For some this may translate and lead to finding meaning, a career… Read more »
The case for banning advertisements aimed at children is overwhelming. by George Monbiot How many people believe this makes the world a better place? A company called TenNine has hung advertising hoardings in the corridors and common rooms of 750 British schools(1). Among its clients are Nike, Adidas, Orange, Tesco and Unilever(2). It boasts that… Read more »