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Education - Moving Forward

“We can, whenever and wherever we choose, successfully teach all children whose schooling is of interest to us. We already know more than we need to do that. Whether or not we do it must finally depend on how we feel about the fact that we haven’t so far” 

(Ron Edmonds, 1979)


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Mental Illness - Education and the Brain

“Nearly half of all students at some point find themselves feeling so depressed they have trouble functioning, and 15 percent meet the criteria for clinical depression, according to a 2004 survey by the American College Health Association”. [1]


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Letting creativity trickle through the cracks

There is an abundance of things that can be said about the current state of education in the world. One area, however, has gathered a significant amount of interest - the area of creativity. Both the U.S and the U.K are re-evaluating their current systems of education to inculcate this very important factor. It is widely accepted that creativity is imperative for change and for progression. Just identifying this, however, is not enough. It leads to a plethora of questions that must be answered to decide what exactly should be changed in the system of education and how it should be done. The first step, then, is to define education and creativity.

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