Brace yourself as Professor Paul Clarke takes you through what we can learn from slime about creativity, complexity and creating a whole new, wholly natural, organisational model
Nature Is Still Here
Professor Paul Clarke, an Independent Thinking Associate and active environmentalist, offers some words of advice for turbulent times.
Swan Upping, Children Downing?
In the summer holidays, schools are brilliant places to work. Dave Whitaker talks about why he loves summer - but why not all his students feel the same way, and what swans have to do with it.
What Would Nature Do?
Professor Paul Clarke examines the need to rethink entirely the way we approach our education system, moving away from the broken mental model we use now.
Dung Beetles and Monday Mornings
On Saturday 13th Feb 2016 we held a different sort of event for Independent Thinking. It wasn’t a day course, an INSET session or a conference but a not-for-profit gathering of interested teachers and Associates. We were there, Barnsley to be precise, because we all felt we needed to do something about that point where education and environmental issues met. When we say ‘we’ we mean you as well, all of us. And when we say, ‘environmental issues’, we mean catastrophic, ‘this changes everything’, end of the world as we know it environmental issues.
Reconnecting Education and Breaking the Illusion of Certainty
Off the back of the 'success' (time will tell) of COP21 in Paris in December 2015, Professor Paul Clarke describes why we urgently need to reconnect education to the world we live in
Zero Waste Schools
Governments around the world are increasingly fixated simply on data in schools. Meanwhile, really important things like the damage we are doing to our planet only get worse. But schools can do something about – and many of the children in them certainly do want to play their part.
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