Inspired by the ‘Life Series’, which explores the notion that creativity and imagination is ‘at the heart of childhood’, Ms Ruth Jans, Head of Mackay House, was prompted to consider how this translates to adolescence and the high school education system. So, what is nurturing creativity and what is hindering it?
Can participating in sport benefit your academic results and future career aspirations? Ms Sally Northcroft argues the case for encouraging the participation of sport alongside the pursuit of academic excellence.
Through the window of the late twentieth century, it was clear that educational imperatives for the twenty-first century would be about innovative ways of doing and thinking in our teaching and learning. We may have imagined but could not have articulated the impact of technology and globalisation as this new century began life with a will of its own taking us into vast expanses of uncharted territory, many of which we still struggle to define and negotiate. Education has always had a busy agenda of change and transformation in its short history of schooling but the dramatic speed with which changes are occurring in local and global society, in technology and economics, threatens to leave it languishing in an outdated past.