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A Conversation About the Future of Schools and Schooling

A conversation about the future of schools and schooling with Independent Thinking Associate Martin Illingworth, author of Forget School, and education speaker, writer and thinker, Graham Brown-Martin.

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Hindsight 2020

Associate, Senior Lecturer in Education and English specialist Martin Illingworth fills in some of the gaps between the publication of his controversial new book Forget School and the dramatic changes we see around us now.

Three-minute read

So What Are the Essential Skills Our Young People Need for 2020?

Associate Jackie Beere OBE has a new book coming out which helps schools address the real key skills needed for 2020 and beyond. Here is a sneaky preview with plenty to think about when we ask our favourite question, what are they learning while you're teaching them?

Five-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.

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What Can We Learn From a School Where Teachers Don’t Teach and Children Choose Why, What, How, When and If They Want to Learn?

In February 2018 Independent Thinking founder Ian Gilbert had the opportunity to visit a very interesting school within a school in the Netherlands and took away some equally interesting lessons for educators everywhere.

Five-minute read

Ian Gilbert on Entrepreneurship and Thinking Skills

A presentation by Independent Thinking founder Ian Gilbert on entrepreneurship, thinking and schools to an audience that included the King of Spain.

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What Now for Education?

Associate Dr Debra Kidd is a passionate and informed advocate for a different sort of education. In this blog, she urges us to use recent world events to redefine what we mean by a 'good education'.

Four-minute read

A University Education at Any Price?

Isn't it about time we challenged the whole 'school to university to a life of debt' conveyor belt? asks Independent Thinking founder Ian Gilbert. After all, as is always the case, there is another way.

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

If Employers Wanted to Improve Education

If employers genuinely wanted to make a difference to the quality and nature of the education their prospective employees receive then it would actually be quite easy suggest Ian Gilbert.

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