A Paperback edition by Ian Gilbert in English (Dec 12, 2013)
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Short Description: Beyond the goal of teaching children to know things, to pass exams, to get through school, to find a place in the system, we need to teach children to reflect critically on what is... Read more
Beyond the goal of teaching children to know things, to pass exams, to get through school, to find a place in the system, we need to teach children to reflect critically on what is going on around them and to ask whether that's the way it should be?
Society, success, morals, poverty, social mobility, happiness, values, mental health, relationships, aspirations, self-esteem, equity, opportunity, politics?all are linked to education. The education of individuals, the education of whole generations. But what do we mean by education and what should a "quality education" involve in the twenty-first century?
As one of the United Kingdom's most sought-after speakers and trainers with experience supporting schools across the world for two decades, this controversial book is Ian Gilbert telling it how it is. Drawing on his experience in the United Kingdom, the Middle East, and most recently Latin America, it is a fascinating and controversial collection of articles, reflections, and inspirations to open our eyes to what education is really all about.
Education is one of the hottest topics in the world today but, Ian warns, it is degenerating into a political football passed between politicians and big business. To address the real issues facing individuals, communities, and countries, we need to get education right. This book can help.
Ian Gilbert, award-winning author, entrepreneur, and founder of Independent Thinking, has been at the forefront of educational innovation in the United Kingdom for twenty years and has been referred to as "one of the UK's leading educational philosophers."
Independent Thinking Paperback edition by Ian Gilbert
- Ian Gilbert
- Independent Thinking Press
- Publication date
- Dec 12, 2013
- Product dimensions
- 199 x 201 x 15mm
Contents: These Are My Thoughts - Get Your Own 42 Uses for This Book Real-Time History The Pigness of a Cow A Ten-Step Parent Guide to Supporting a Child's Learning in the Early Years What's the Point of Education? Advice I On Feedback An Alternative Good School Checklist Indignez-vous - Et Eux How to Write a Book Does It Know? You Don't Want Quits It Will Only Take One Word to End Cake Sales for Good Trust Your Gut Don't Let Them Tell You Independent Thinking as a Refusal On Starting a Revolution Learning Makes Your Brain Fat Drawing Class Of Ducks and Lighthouses Do You Have a Philosophy of Education? Slow Children If You're Ever Thinking About Moving Abroad On Leadership I Seek and Ye Shall Find (and Look Cleverer Than You Really Are) How to Make a Difference Should We Be Teaching Children To Be Principled But Unreasonable? On Control And What Do You Do? Learning is Overrated On Grief The Serendipitous Benefits of Bad Taxi Drivers How to Know Whether You're a Humanist or a Scientist It's Not Succeeding That's Hard, It's Keeping Going Circumspice On Finding Things How to Get a Job Short Story Whose Problem is the Future and the 100-Year Plan? The Thing About Shelves One Little Girl's Story The Difference Between Creativity and Art The Cure Careers Advice for Young People Her Conversation with the Social Workers On the Purpose of Reading The Difference is the Size of the 'P' A Real-World Six-Point Noise Scale The Eight Stages of Manhood On Value 21 Ways of Knowing You Have Spent Too Long on Twitter The Conversation Between an Angry Teenager and an Adult Teachers - What Do You Teach? When Bad Science Leads to Good Practice Standing Still Your One-Minute Three-Step MBA in Crisis Management The Four Stages of Modern Life The Merits of Not Having a Clue The Intelligence of Six The Game of Solitaire Will Smith and the Flower Paradox Trying To Be a Good Man Train Your Dog Like a Child Train Your Child Like a Dog There's No Such Thing as an Educational Expert 30 Things That Exams Don't Measure The Space between the Stars Trust Why Am I Here? The Money-Back Guarantee Three Questions to Ask Before Every Training Day Three Responses That Are Worse Than Saying No The Mirror Things to Watch Out For When You See the Word 'Independent' Larks Ascending Captain Pouch College My Chilean Education On Leadership II Crowd to Brian: 'Yes, We're All Individuals' Advice II