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This blog contains inspiring ideas and resources.

The future belongs to the curious.

The future belongs to the curious

26/06/13

From the moment we open our eyes it fuels our existence. We are on a mission to remind everyone to never lose your sense of curiosity or wonder.

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Landfill Harmonic film teaser.

Landfill Harmonic film teaser

26/03/13

Landfill Harmonic is an upcoming feature length documentary about an orchestra in Paraguay, where young musicians play instruments made from trash. This trailer could be used in the classroom or for professional learning sessions to investigate principles, values, key competencies, learning areas ... It lends itself to robust inquiry and discussion, and maybe even action.

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TED Ed.

TED Ed

26/07/12

Inspiring lessons from the newly launched TED Ed site, featuring extraordinary educators.

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Sir Ken Robinson: What’s in the school of your dreams?

Sir Ken Robinson: What’s in the school of your dreams?

07/05/12

Four student reporters interview Sir Ken Robinson about designing a learning place of dreams.

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Bunker Roy: Learning from a barefoot movement.

Bunker Roy: Learning from a barefoot movement

23/04/12

Sanjit “Bunker” Roy is the founder of Barefoot College, a school that teachers rural men and women to become engineers, dentists and doctors - supporting rural communities to become self-sufficient.

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Sugata Mitra: The child-driven education.

Sugata Mitra: The child-driven education

23/04/12

Sugata Mitra's "Hole in the Wall" experiments have shown that, in the absence of supervision or formal teaching, children can teach themselves and each other if they're motivated by curiosity and peer interest.

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Noam Chomsky.

Noam Chomsky - The purpose of education

21/02/12

Noam Chomsky discusses the purpose of education and whether education should be perceived as a cost or an investment.

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Geoff Mulgan.

A short intro to the Studio School

30/09/11

TED talk: A Short intro to the Studio School

"Some kids learn by listening; others learn by doing. Geoff Mulgan gives a short introduction to the Studio School, a new kind of school in the UK where small teams of kids learn by working on projects that are, as Mulgan puts it, for real."

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Stephen Heppell.

Learning to change - changing to learn

30/09/11

Youtube: Learning to change - changing to learn
A number of well known educational thought leaders reflect on the future of learning - "The death of education but the dawn of learning"

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Change is good... You go first - 21 ways to inspire change

19/07/11

YouTube: Change is Good... You Go First

This YouTube clip reminds us that some things that seem simple aren't.

Focus on strengths. Reinforce, reinforce, reinforce!

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