Why Are We So Opinionated About Public Education?

Why is education an open field for public opinions where so many with no training in teaching are convinced their views are as valid or competent as the professional educators’? Perhaps deep down we believe we are experts at educating children because the human race has practiced simple forms of education over millions of years... Continue Reading →

Will Big Data Make Us Less Human?

A smartphone today has more computational power than Apollo 13. The computerised devices around us are increasingly smarter and they multiply at high speed changing the ecosystem in which we live. Some of us may feel suffocated by this change and with all the software code we use every day it seems human emotion is... Continue Reading →

Is Hard Work Stupid?

In a recent article titled "Virtually Exhausted" William Deresiewicz, editor at The American Scholar, suggested that believing hard work is a way to achieve is "one of those notions that is so stupid it has to embody a deeply held belief". In this notion he refers to the Protestant religious system that has elevated hard work... Continue Reading →

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