Beyond Resilience – Laying the Foundations of an Education Young People Really Need

This talk will explore the boundaries of attributes widely recognised as being of good holistic learners (communication, collaboration, open-mindedness, resilience, etc.) and argue that there can be too much of a good thing. Focusing on resilience, we look at examples of when resilience is crucial, when it’s not enough and when it stands in the way of progress. We will look at an example in education where resilience is not enough and where it has seriously slowed our progress. The body of the talk will feature ways to address the latter by transforming approaches to education that are more in line with human nature. Attendees will be invited to take away an operational vision for education and, hopefully, a useful perspective of resilience with which to reflect on the conference theme.

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