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Big i Foundation

Our Big i Foundation is the not-for-profit arm of Independent Thinking which allows us to do educational work with charities, NGOs and not-profit organisations in various parts of the world.

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A Conversation About Poverty, Education and the Social Mobility Deceit

A conversation about poverty, equity, the social mobility deceit, belonging and education with Chris Kilkenny and Associate (Real) David Cameron.

55-minute watch

Fanfare Please

In which Independent Thinking founder Ian Gilbert suggests that, despite earlier promises, now is indeed the time for that fanfare for the common man and woman.

30-minute read and watch

You Are Not Alone

We are collating an on-going list of links, ideas, websites, blogs and more to help educators and leaders (and human beings) during this difficult time. Please help yourselves and let us know what else we can add.

Five-minute read

Answering the Call. Again.

Long-time Associate and 'Granny with a Camera' Jane Hewitt's life has taken a few unexpected turns in recent years. Here's is the latest, as the charity she helped set up does its bit in the fight against Coronavirus.

Three-minute read

Independent Thinking On Loss

A short video about bereavement and loss created for teachers and school leaders by Ian Gilbert with Phoebe Gilbert and Winston's Wish.

Five-minute watch

A New Beginning

Nancy is a former refugee we supported as she left Kakuma refugee camp and went to university in Uganda. In her latest blog for us, she reminds us that, although you can't empower everyone, you can always empower someone.

Two-minute read

Beyond the Bake Sale Pt II

How one small Barnsley primary school is demonstrating a genuine 'pedagogy of possibility' and making the world better in the process.

Three-minute read

Beyond the Bake Sale Pt I

Frustrated by the message that children seem to be receiving that a bake sale will make everything better in the world, Ian Gilbert wrote this for his book Independent Thinking.

Four-minute read

Nancy Update

When three of our Associates went to Kenya's Kakuma refugee camp for us they met an amazing young lady called Nancy. With our support, Nancy has moved from refugee camp to university campus and is currently studying social work in Uganda. An update.

Three-minute read

Beyond the Bake Sale: Introducing A Pedagogy of Possibility

A report from a recent Thinking Saturday on how schools can and should integrate dilemma-based service learning into the curriculum through a pedagogy of possibility.

Five-minute read

Rescued from Nightmare

In 2015 Debbie Kidd, Jane Hewitt and Bethan Stracy-Burbridge went out to Kakuma refugee camp in Kenya with the World Wide Education Project, funded by our Big i Foundation. There they met Nancy. This is her story.

Four-minute read

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