Professor Jem Bendell

notes from a strategist and educator on social and organisational change

Archive for July, 2013

Homeschooling world changers

Posted by jembendell on July 28, 2013

“Why are we running around trying to be more successful in a system that is driving us to collective suicide?”

At a conference on women’s leadership, I spoke about the role of education in enabling the critical thinking that is necessary for leadership. I explored the relevance of the approach of Charlotte Mason, who founded the Lake District campus in 1892 which is now the home of our Institute for Leadership and Sustainability (IFLAS). In the talk I challenge participants to question their assumptions in order to drive change, rather than just “succeed” within existing systems that are damaging people and planet. I reveal one famous activist was home schooled, and what his mother told me about her approach to his education. You can discuss this talk in our Linked In group, linked via www.iflas.info

 

 

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