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ACES High

Independent Thinking was one of the lead partners in an amazing conference helping Scotland lead the way when it comes to looking at the impact on young people of ACEs (Adverse Childhood Experiences).

Five-minute read

Don’t Just Learn There, Think Something!

An article on thinking, learning and not just being logical by the man behind the Thunks phenomenon and Independent Thinking founder, Ian Gilbert.

Five-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

What Lies Ahead for Teaching and Learning

Where is education, schools and schooling heading? Here are seven telling quotes to give some clues, compiled by Ian Gilbert.

Four-minute read

Why This Book Needed Writing

Apart from offering help and support to teachers working with young people growing up in poverty, our new book The Working Class seeks to replace the 'truths' being told with some of our own as outlined here by the book's editor, Ian Gilbert.

Ten-minute read and watch

Perceive

A challenging and profound read from our Professor Paul Clarke on perception, scientific understanding and how Edgar Allan Poe might have stumbled across the Big Bang Theory.

Five-minute read

Keeping It Simple

Brace yourself as Professor Paul Clarke, long-time Associate, takes you through what we can learn from slime about creativity, complexity and creating a whole new, wholly natural, organisational model.

Five-minute read

What Would Nature Do?

Associate 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 and learning from nature in the process.

Five-minute read

Reconnecting Education and Breaking the Illusion of Certainty

Off the back of the 'success' (time will tell) of COP21 in Paris in December 2015, Associate Professor Paul Clarke describes why we urgently need to reconnect education to the world we live in.

Two-minute read

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