New technology is common, new thinking is rare – Sir Peter Blake As technology becomes more embedded in the education system at all levels it could be said that technology and education have become inseparable allies . Indeed, the recent lockdown of entire education systems, in response to the coronavirus pandemic, has been the catalyst […]
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Recovering Education from the Covid Pandemic Knockout.
The Covid-19 pandemic has become a crisis of profound magnitude for all humanity. The impact on education worldwide is incalculable as 1.53 billion enrolled learners are out of school in 184 countries. This equates to over 87% of the world’s total enrolled learners. Schools and colleges were subjected to rapid, enforced closures as an emergency […]
How citizenship education counters extremism and radicalism of young people.
As we are all well aware our schools and education systems can play a pivotal transformational role in building a more inclusive society where universal values are respected. As our communities become increasingly multicultural many of our schools will operate from a multicultural setting. Promoting a more inclusive , respectful society was at the core […]
Racism and Discrimination continues to plague European societies
December 1st 2019 marks the 10th anniversary of the EU Charter of Fundamental Rights which became legally binding with the implementation of the Lisbon Treaty in December 2009. The Charter, enshrines the civil, political, social and economic rights of EU citizens and residents. European Union member states must act and legislate in accordance with […]
Why is investment in education so necessary for our future?
Wherever you live on this planet you cannot escape the fact that we all now live in a global village where people are connected by fast travel, mass media and rapidly advancing global communications. We have instant news and instant access to information which brings us all closer together as we learn about each other. […]
Respecting Cultural Diversity Requires Tolerance Not Barriers
Many of us today have concerns about a more autocratic style of political leadership in some parts of the world where there is a worrying shift towards authoritarianism along with a marked increase in xenophobia. In recent years, with a significant increase in migration as people flee the terror of war, there are increasing levels […]
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Skills gaps are a challenge for educators trainers and us.
Recently I tweeted that almost 70 million Europeans lack adequate reading, writing, numeracy and digital skills at a time when western economies are transforming from being industrial based to requiring more services ,digital and people skills. Today the speed of change is truly phenomenal. Up to 45% of today’s jobs can be automated . Across […]