How to battle the inequality threat: Stop respecting greed (Interview with Richard Wilkinson)

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Professor Richard Wilkinson, author of The Spirit Level and one of the world’s foremost researchers on health and income inequality met with Genevie Fernandes, representing The Essayist, to discuss the nature and significance of inequality and understand the ways in which we can create a movement towards equal societies. This is Part 2 of a two-part interview; the first part is The Age of Inequality     One of the world’s foremost…Read more

How to improve LEARNING in the education system? Applying research in classrooms

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Communicating research on learning allows teachers to make reasoned and informed decisions about classroom practices and how best to support children’s learning.  Dr.Sarah McGeown, Lecturer in the School of Education at the University of Edinburgh, says that evidence generated through rigorous research is a tool that allows teachers to make effective decisions about what is likely to work best for their students. Sarah McGeown shared her ideas on how to…Read more

What I say and what you see? A tragedy of errors (mis-reading) in public communication from Mauritius to Monrovia

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And in the naked light I saw Ten thousand people, maybe more. People talking without speaking, People hearing without listening, People writing songs that voices never share And no one dared disturb…   “The Sound of Silence” – a song by Simon & Garfunkel from the debut studio album: Wednesday Morning, 3 AM (1964).     This iconic and stunning rocky crag, located at the south-western tip of the island of Mauritius, juts…Read more