Tinkering with the system won’t help reinvent the purpose of education

Jenny Connected

Creativity is a function of intelligence not specific to a particular field and the arts can make a major contribution to this, but the arts are being pushed down in favour of subjects that are dominated by utility and their usefulness for getting a job.

2019 208

The Meaning of Depth and Breadth in Education

Jenny Connected

In Times Higher Education (March 7, 2019) Anna McKie asks: In a rapidly changing world, is a broader approach to the university curriculum needed to develop the critical thinking and creativity increasingly sought after by employers.

2019 174

Attending to the invisible ‘Other’

Jenny Connected

I’m not sure how this can be achieved, other than to be aware that there is probably an alternative perspective and there may be things I am missing. Imagine those pushed to the margins of dominant narratives speaking: not as victims, but as futurisms’ cunning and sentient sentinels.

2019 148

From the feed

Chris Corrigan

We have to close the distance between the push-button order and the human act. Five links that caught my eye over the holiday. New Power: How it’s Changing the 21st Century and Why you need to Know.

2019 56