No one is fanatically shouting at the sun

‘You are never dedicated to something you have complete confidence in. No one is fanatically shouting that the sun is going to rise tomorrow. They know it’s going to rise tomorrow. When people are fanatically dedicated to political or religious faiths or any other kinds of dogmas or goals, it’s always because these dogmas or goals are in doubt.’ ‘Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance’ Robert M. Pirsig At the Policy Consortium, we’re fanatical about the future of FE […]

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Is it time for an end to personality politics and the FE sector?

Depending on where you draw your line in history, you could argue that we’ve been providing formal education and training for around 2500 years. During that time, countless men and women have dedicated their whole lives to perfecting the art of teaching. This art form has a continuum from the micro to the macro – from working with an individual learner to designing a nation’s whole education landscape in which that teacher works. The question is: do we now know […]

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