Talks and Presentations

  • How can we take environmental education seriously?

    This is a follow-up to my post last week about the King's research and the seeming impossibility of expecting government to take environmental education seriously. If we cannot trust government to do the decent thing, what can we do?  Trust...

  • What should be taught?

    I'm looking forward to the seminar on May 8th at Bath.  Here's the blurb: What should be taught in the university and school curriculum?  Should we focus on a western enlightenment paradigm?  Are we ignoring other epistemologies and views of...

  • Listening to the book launch

    If you missed the launch of The World We'll leave Behind the other week, never fear, as you can catch up with it here c/o Bath's panopto recording of its seminars. Sadly, you'll just have to visualise the powerpoint, especially...

  • Witness to the SDGs

    I'll be off to Atlantic College in a couple of weeks to take part in a witness session in relation to education and the SDGs.  I've tried to be provocative in my prepared input.  See what you think: In 2015,...

  • The surreal theatre of COP 23

    Did you go to COP 23?  Me neither – and I missed COPs 1 to 22 as well.  Black UN marks all round, I fear, and I'll not be invited to the December multi-faith Festival party again this year. The news...

  • The two St George's House propositions

    I am still at St George's House, Windsor, at a consultation about young people and the sustainable development goals.  This is, amongst other things, considering two propositions: Goal-related learning by students can help increase the likelihood that the goals will...

  • How young people experience the SDGs across the UK

    As I noted yesterday, I am at St George's House, Windsor, at a consultation with a focus on young people and the sustainable development goals.  As an introduction to four presentations (from across the UK) about what they are trying to achieve when...

  • Talking about the sustainable development goals

    I shall be at St George's House, Windsor on Thursday and Friday, at a consultation with a focus on young people and the sustainable development goals.  I have worked with Jamie Agombar from the NUS to organise this.  There will be...

  • Eat more children to combat climate change

    For those unwilling to face difficult ideas – even when expressed satirically – it's probably best to put the bag back over your head now rather than read on. The following are facts, according to a study of 39 peer-reviewed papers...

  • A curriculum for equality?

    Thinking of Ofsted this week, and the lack of a focus on curriculum in the current election, I remembered it was not always like this.  I can recall when discussions on the curriculum in England – in which HMI played a...