Bill Scott's blog

Thoughts on learning, sustainability and the link between them

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  • Kant cant

    I wrote the other day about whether the failings of someone's personal life (or their rebarbative views) should act as some sort of prohibition on the study or use of their work.  I cited Einstein and Kant, but there are...

  • Is global learning secure with the British Council

    I hear from those who attended an Inclusive Global Learning conference on 11th May, that DfID has handed responsibility for the UK's global learning programme [GLP] to the British Council.  Details are scarce, and there seems to be nothing on-line.  This...

  • DfID's new-old Education policy

    Did you know DfID had an education policy?  You'll find it here. It includes this: DFID’s new education policy calls for a united effort by global and national leaders to address the learning crisis and ensure poor and marginalised children...

  • Climate Change and the Hope Conundrum

    Here's a link to the first part of a new paper by Morgan Phillips, the UK Co-Director of The Glacier Trust which was founded in 2008 to mitigate the impacts of climate change on the upland communities of Nepal.  Part 2 is...

  • Schubert, hot-dogs, Gershwin and popcorn

    The cultural highlights of last week were Roderick Williams and Iain Burnside performing Schubert's Die schöne Müllerin in the Assembly Rooms at The Bath Festival, and a film of the West End production of Gershwin's An American in Paris at the...

  • More on Knowledge and power and Kant

    Here's a link to a recent thoughtful SHRE blog by Jim Hordern on the recent Owusu – Young Knowledge and power in higher education seminar at Bath that I wrote about last week. Hordern reminded us that Owusu had talked about Kant who,...

  • United Futures

    It will be rather a relief not to have to refer to EAUC again when it adopts its new brand: United Futures – even though this has an extra 2 syllables it flows more smoothly that E A U C...

  • The UK and the SDGs – where I think we are

    The small (and under-resourced) group that has been working with UKSSD on a 'where are we' summary of how the UK is doing in relation to SDG 4 has finished  its work, the result will appear at some point as...

  • Was the COP test any good?

    I tried out my new COP test on a few websites using CITES, Ozone and Permafrost as markers.  Here are the results [ √ = found; x = not found ]: Think Global – C x    O x  ...

  • Only a sage grouse in the game

    When I wrote about Scott Pruitt's attempts to undermine environmental protection at the EPA, I was blissfully unaware that he had a partner at the Department of the Interior – Ryan Zinke. The Lexington column in last week's Economist –...