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Call to action: Professions Week 2015 is approaching

Author:  Sarah Hathaway

There is no denying the impact of the government’s new apprenticeship trailblazers – at last count there are over 20 professional sectors that have standards ready for delivery and over 40 that are in development, and that number hides a range of levels and specialisms. 365 more words

Education & Learning

The Valhalla Movement: media, consulting, crowdsourcing and education for sustainability

The media network the Valhalla Movement calls itself a ‘growing tribe of storytellers’. Its aim is to advocate ‘freedom culture’ and a global passion for sustainability, self-reliance and collaborative action. 415 more words

How do We Best Teach for Sustainable Development?

Now that we’ve established what sustainability is, or at least what it might be, it’s time to discuss how we best teach about and promote sustainable development. 940 more words

'You can't use media if you want to understand the world!'

This is a quote by Hans Rosling, the main founder of Gapminder.org. Using statistics in a humorous and easily understandable way you never thought it possible, Gapminder wants to be a ‘fact tank’ ready to fight ignorance and misunderstandings about the world. 395 more words

A Painting of a Bird

Dear Readers,

A few weeks ago, Max came into my office/studio and said, “I’m bored.”
I offered him a few options. One was to paint. He said, “Yes!” 333 more words


'Nature First - Outdoor Life the Friluftsliv Way'

A few days ago, I wrote about the Scandinavian concept of friluftsliv – directely translated, ‘free air life’ (read the post here). Most part of the literature referred to came from the anthology  293 more words

Nature & Outdoor Life

Chinese School Experiment - I think we may just have missed the point!

So the latest BBC doc on education has just finished. “Chinese School, are our kids tough enough”.  Just as the GCSE results come out as well! 1,061 more words