What is a Proper Education?

As an educationalist, I am a great believer in ‘knowledge for all’! Knowledge is like an open vessel that never fills or overflows, you can always learn, always enquire, question and challenge.  Having access to knowledge is very much driven by the individual – but unfortunately it still remains exclusive … Continue reading

International Day of the Girl

Today – Thursday 11 October 2012 is the United Nations’ first-ever International Day of the Girl.  Finally, an acknowledgement that as with many things in life the disparity between male and female genders still exists and the gulf that has been created especially in developing countries is alarming and awareness … Continue reading

Does Media Have a Negative Influence on Education?

“Sittin’ in the classroom, thinking it’s a drag”. A poignant line from Motley Crue’s anti-school song, Smoking in the Boys Room, that rings true the feelings of many students. Hilary Wilce, a specialist in education, quotes: “the best learning often happens outside the classroom”. There could be several reasons for this. … Continue reading