Great Transition Initiative

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Great Transition Initiative https://greattransition.org/ Reviewed by nevillebruce@ewf.net.au We live in a rapidly changing world, a world in a precarious balance of opportunities and serious global threats.  How then shall we navigate this world to enhance the former and minimize the latter?  Many believe that our current governance and institutions are just not up to the […]

The history of our world in 18 minutes | David Christian

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The history of our world in 18 minutes | David Christian Reviewed by nevillebruce@ewf.net.au History is about exploring and understanding the past: it provides context for the present and, interpreted wisely, guidelines for the future.  As such, history is a critical element of Education for World Futures.  But history, like most academic disciplines, can trend […]

A Higher Calling for Higher Education: Cristina Escrigas

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A Higher Calling for Higher Education: Cristina Escrigas Great Transition Initiative (June 2016), https://www.greattransition.org/publication/a-higher-calling-for-higher-education Reviewed by nevillebruce@ewf.net.au Over the past few decades there has been a massive increase in post-secondary, higher education institutes (HEIs).  This has been driven largely in the expectation of national and, for students, personal economic gain and prestige.  But could there […]

No is Not Enough: Defeating the New Shock Politics – Naomi Klein

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No is Not Enough: Defeating the New Shock Politics Naomi Klein – Penguin Books 2017, available in paperback and eBook  (Amazon). Naomi Klein is a thought leader, journalist, author and activist.  She has published highly regarded and deeply researched books dealing with major world issues including climate change, the excesses of capitalism, neoliberalism and the […]

Seeking the sapience in Homo sapiens

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Seeking the sapience in Homo sapiens Congratulations; you and I have been specially selected to membership of the great species Homo sapiens, wise homo, the only survivor of a whole group of hominins. But have we really been specially selected and can we really lay claim to wisdom? This blog will explore the wisdom in […]

Education for World Futures

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  Welcome. If you arrived here after exploring our site, you now know who we are and what we do. Why we do it? Bottomline: We do it for the wonder and meaning of being human. How can we understand what it means to be human when we are such complex and wondrous life forms with […]