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Independent Thinking
Author: Ian Gilbert

ISBN: 9781781350553
Format: Paperback
Number Of Pages: 144
Published: 12 May 2014
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 20.0 x 20.3 x 1.9

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...

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