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Jun, 2014

The inner and outer world

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Sir Ken Robinson urges more focus on the arts and explains why alternative education should replace mainstream education. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1ClP4Ob1voA

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Jun, 2014

Mysteries of the heart

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A fascinating presentation from the HeartMath Institute on the little-known roles the heart plays in our everyday lives. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kyfm5_LLxow&feature=youtu.be

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Jun, 2014

Social and emotional fitness for children and youth

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We know that physical fitness is important. But scientific research now shows that children that have social and emotional fitness do better in school and life. They even have higher academic achievement. 

Dr Kimberly Schonert-Reichl, developmental psychologist, researcher and educator presents the latest research and innovative strategies that can be used by parents, educators and anyone who cares for and about children. Part 1. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ygQOmVVfAeY Part 2. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OgF9A1ajYGQ

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Jun, 2014

Child-driven education

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Education scientist Sugata Mitra tackles one of the greatest problems of education – the best teachers and schools don’t exist where they’re needed most. In a series of real-life experiments from New Delhi and South Africa to Italy, he gave kids self-supervised access to the web and saw results that could revolutionize how we think about teaching. http://www.ted.com/talks/sugata_mitra_the_child_driven_education#t-5841

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May, 2014

It is hard to be a teenager

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Sir Peter Gluckman’s research on how modern society is making it harder than ever to navigate the teen years successfully. Sir Peter Gluckman FRS Being an adolescent now is very different from being one just one or two generations ago and we will not understand the teenage years if we project our own experiences on to them. That makes it hard to be a parent, it makes it hard to be a teenager and it is making for some very difficult challenges for our society. It means we need to […]

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