Let’s start by indulging in some nostalgia. Think back to the time when you were a child immersed in imaginary play; your open mind brilliantly poised and receptive to possibilities and endless adventures: a world more colourful than anything packaged or purchased. Your intrinsic creativity was limited only by your imagination. What you were doing was designing.
Connectedness refers to the feelings of belonging and social connection; it is one of our fundamental human needs. We are biologically, physically, cognitively, and spiritually wired to love, to be loved, and to belong. We are profoundly social creatures, and underlying most of our materialistic desires are the needs to belong, to be accepted, and to connect with others.
The pace of modern life, with its inherent and ubiquitous level of distraction, makes it harder to live in the moment. In today’s world it can be difficult to recognise the ‘moment’, never mind know what to do when it arrives. Mr Stephen Fogarty, Director of Health and Physical Education, explores the concept.
The ‘Getting of Wisdom’ is not solely linked to academic pursuits, but also to the life skills required to navigate the world with compassion, generosity and veracity. How can education professionals ensure that students develop these essential skills.