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Welcome! What’s the most fundamental resource we can give young people to prepare them for their future? That would be education, of course. Now what’s the world’s largest education event, welcoming over 34,000 visitors from 120 countries? That would be the Bett show. At any age, education is our passport to the future, but most especially when we are young, curious, creative, inspired and motivated.
Burning2Learn supports and prepares young people for their future in the world of work - and society on the whole - by harnessing those traits, encouraging that curiosity and equipping them with the skills, knowledge and insights that are going to be essential in tomorrow’s workplace. It’s no surprise therefore that we headed to the Bett Show this January to explore today’s change-makers and top innovators in education.
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Hotspots & innovations at Bett 2017
Bett 2017 Every year Bett gives students, teachers, parents and educators the opportunity to experiment with the latest technology and to connect with peers from around the world. The show floor is always filled-to-the-rim with industry experts and inspirational figures - and this year was no exception! Celebrity chef Heston Blumenthal, The Varkey Global Teachers Prize winner Hanan Al Hroub and finalists Kazuya Takahashi, Maarti Rossi and Colin Hegarty, Stephen Heppell, Abdul Chohan and singer Imogen Heap were amongst those to give keynotes. This year Bett also welcomed Sir Ken Robinson back to the Arena stage. There’s one thing that’s always the same at Bett, and that’s the buzz throughout the show (is it any wonder with that line up!) This is down to the sheer variety of experiences on offer for everyone involved.
Bett understands the varied nature of challenges faced across the education landscape and is equipped to address them in a way that’s practical, engaging and entertaining. There’s something for everyone at Bett, as its split into key education sectors; so whichever area of education you are in, there’s no shortage of advice, practical demos and takeaway techniques to sink your teeth into!
Show Features for Teachers Bett and TES School Leaders Summit The showâ€™s School Leaders Summit was a thriving community at the centre of Bett this year. This part of the show was specifically designed to help senior leaders to address some of the most significant challenges currently facing their teams. Networking is a central aspect of the summit, featuring a break-out area and a variety of opportunities to network, expand knowledge and unite senior educators to address some of the greatest challenges facing education in modern Britain. This kind of thinking is absolutely critical in the world today. Promoting and enabling people who are facing similar problems to connect, collaborate and build new partnerships to develop solutions they all need. The summit was backed by technology giant Microsoft and the largest network of teachers in the world, TES.
Role reversal Itâ€™s always refreshing to switch things up a bit, and Bett is no stranger to this idea. Through Learn Live Theatres, School Leaders Summits, Podcasts and application demos, teachers are invited to take a seat in class for a change and learn about innovations in the area they are involved in. This role reversal setup gives educators the chance to hear first-hand from people who are grabbing hold of new opportunities and running with them. 5
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In this session Ministry of Science Live took the Bett Arena on a historical journey through the different types of energy. Combining the world of education with live experiments and the history of engineering the interactive show aimed to inspire and educate through the medium of live theatre - and thatâ€™s precisely what they did!
Pocket sized science brings the Ministry of Science to your school with even more excitement, fun and learning! Better still, it works within the school curriculum to really deliver what your students need.
The show kicked off with a crash-course in how to use a vanadgraph (or, an electrostatic generator) and went on to test out how flammable methane is (queue ear defenders and protective goggles!) The highly entertaining performance also featured a rendition of the elements song in under two minutes. Since the song was first written in 1959, we have since discovered many more elements which you can find in the periodic table. Who knows, maybe one day one of you will discover another element too?
Find out more about the Ministry of Science online and via their social media accounts.
Did you know that the hovercraft was first invented out of household objects? Quite literally, inventor Christopher Cockerell made use of a hair dryer, a coffee can some weighing scales and a cat food dish, as part of his original creation. If thatâ€™s what he could do, what can you do?
One Year of BBC Micro:Bit A year on from its launch to 1 million school students in the UK, CEO of the Micro:bit Foundation, Zach Shelby, gave a talk on its roaring success in education. A collaboration between 29 partners, the BBC Micro:bit is the BBC’s most ambitious education initiative in 30 years, with an ambition to inspire digital creativity and develop a new generation of tech pioneers.
The impressive device is all about young people learning to express themselves digitally, in a device of their own. Visitors to Bett were also treated to a practical session on problem based learning, and demos showing its capability and its compatibility with other devices. The BBC Micro:bit won most versatile product at Bett and continues to have a scale of impact beyond imagination. It is now being launched around the globe.
3D Printing Nothing says welcome to the 21st century like a 3D printer in the classroom. What better way is there to inspire bolder aspirations, unleash creativity and give flight to students’ imagination than by transforming their ideas into actual prototypes? Marie Chaloupkova and Daniel Koren of Y Soft lead a hands on workshop that let teacher’s see and experience how to create engaging 3D printing based lectures for maths, physics and other subjects. The workshop showed that 3D printing can prepare students for STEAM careers that value critical thinking over procedure and recall. Marie and Daniel also explained how 3D printing in the classroom is proven to motivate and engage students in learning. It is no longer only vocational schools who are successfully adopting 3D printing into their curriculum, educators are embracing modern teaching strategies and yours can too. Bring your students’ work to life, create a buzz in the classroom and boost momentum behind any design project.
Virtual Reality Over the past two years we have seen how Google Expeditions can help teachers bring lessons to life and take students to places they would never otherwise be able to go. With a virtual reality viewer, students can explore everywhere from Mars to the Great Barrier Reef to the inside of Buckingham Palace, without ever leaving the classroom. Expeditions allows a teacher acting as a “guide” to lead classroom-sized groups of “explorers” through collections of 360° and 3D images while pointing out interesting sights along the way. 7
Real world examples Imogen Heap, CEO Featured Artists Coalition, a fully produced studio recording, everything the audience heard was generated completely live. Founding Director mi.mu Gloves Grammy award winning composer Imogen Heap has over 20 years experience in the music industry, and came to Bett to showcase some of the projects that The second project that Imogen presented is an she is currently involved in. initiative to enable fair trade within the music industry. Heap describes Mycelia as ‘a Think and Do Tank’, with a mission to empower a fair, sustainable and vibrant music industry ecosystem involving all Heap’s gestural Mi.Mu gloves, which she first demoed online music interaction services. at Wired 2012, allow her to play her music live on stage the same way she had previously only been Imogen set up the Mycelia platform in response to able to do in a studio, using only her hands and arms. her own experiences as a professional music artist. The gloves rely on WiFi technology and can produce She took us through the life-span of her biggest hit ‘Hide and seek’, which she first published in 1996, to sounds of all sorts of instruments. illustrate how slow the record industry is to adopt Through this technology, users experience a dramatic new technology. “13 billion plays of my most famous shift in their perceptions of music performance and song over 11 years has made 100,000.” composition as the technology fades away; and what used to be a barrier to entry becomes an enabler of The platform will unlock the huge potential for creators and their music related metadata so an creative freedom. entirely new commercial marketplace may flourish. Imogen treated a packed Bett arena to a performance Heap referred to ‘Block chain’ as an example of the of her song ‘Breathe in’, which saw Heap capture her type of inclusive environment she is trying to create, “Blockchain is really changing our world; because own voice and use bend sensors and gyroscopes to manipulated the way she sounded and record instead of it being an internet of data it’ll be an backing vocals in real-time. Whilst it sounded like internet of value”. As it stands, you only see a small amount of what goes into a song, and Mycelia is being designed to make all the data that surrounds a song available to the consumer.
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“I wanted to find a way to engage with my equipment without having to be stuck behind a laptop.” Founding Director of Mi.mu Imogen Heap is a self-produced, independent musician who blurs the boundaries between pure art form and creative entrepreneurship. Heap first demonstrated the gloves at a number of international technology conferences including TED Global and Wired 2012. Inspired by this reaction the mi.mu team is now working hard to make this technology available to the public. Mi.mu Gloves
“In a perfection ethos you create a fear because we don’t want to fail... Fear of perfection is the biggest thing that drives behavioral issues.” Having developed GCSE qualifications on nutrition and food preparation with national examining body OCR, Heston came to Bett to share some of the thinking behind the course, and why he believes cooking is so important in education.
inquisitive at school, now I wanted to know everything.”
Completely self-taught, he has learnt to work very accurately with ingredients but also to break with old cooking traditions. “I taught myself classical French Along with an international reputation for his cooking and along the way there were things that approach to doing things differently, Heston has a I discovered that were written in classical French deep fascination with the evolution of bodies and cooking that aren’t actually true”. Did you know mind. There is so much to be learned about our that the myth that you should not wash or soak bodies and mind, and Heston believes that learning mushrooms because it’ll ‘soak up the water’, isn’t about food and cooking has a big role to play in that. true? Or that ‘browning the meat to keep in the For example, food is linked to physics, technology, juices (the biggest and most commonly recognized history, biology and chemistry - it’s not just the thing kitchen law), isn’t true either. When you put a piece that’s on the plate in front of you. There’s a lot to be of meat in a hot pan with oil it sizzles, that’s not the discovered... oil sizzling, it’s the juices coming out. Countless chefs and cooking books will tell you to do so and it’s just “Discovery is about adventure and curiosity.” Often not true. we’ll notice a young child carefree and having fun, just because they can. The most we ever do about Upon discovering this Heston found himself asking, it is sigh and say, ‘wouldn’t it be great to be like ‘If this kitchen law isn’t true, what else isn’t?’ He that again’. As Heston describes it, “It’s like burning started asking questions and kept asking them more embers; you see it and think yeah that’s great...” and more. “Questioning lead to everything.” But nothing changes. People think that we need to learn how to be creative. We don’t. The journey is so Still not convinced why you should think about critically important, and we are much too bothered cooking seriously as an academic subject? It’s a by the end result. “We need to learn how to remove combination of awareness and self-worth. There’s a the straight jacket or protective coating of fear of failure.” massive correlation with fussy eaters and confidence Heston Blumenthal OBE, Chef and Restaurateur
Drawing on his own experiences from his youth, Heston described how his discovery of food began at a G7 summit in Glen Eagles. He heard somebody nearby say that ‘Britain has the worst food in Europe, second only to Finland’. It was in that moment that he describes himself as having fallen down this ‘multi-sensory rabbit hole’. After that, he got the bug. “I was never that
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Working on a GCSE with OCR. Kids can relate to everyday life through cooking. Look at something we think we are familiar with in a slightly new way. If we can get kids just to question and use cooking as a tool for that. “These kids are really going to learn, not just how to make rock buns but the fundamental role food has in determining who we are”. 9
“We need to think about how we empower and inspire students every day to expect more from their future”
Microsoft opens the door to 21st century teaching and learning...
Transforming the way we learn through technology In his role leading the worldwide execution of Microsoft’s vision for education, Anthony Salcito works to help empower educators and inspire students to achieve more. He aims to transform the way we learn with the support of the best technology to help build critical skills for the modern, global workplace.
“Technology needs to be more responsible for helping uncover the obstacles to change, for helping schools transform in the right way.” He was also at the center of Microsoft’s involvement in the creation of the School of the Future – a pioneering partnership with the School District of Philadelphia and now the first of many Microsoft Showcase Schools around the world. 10
Anthony Salcito, vice president of Worldwide Education at Microsoft
“We’ve got to make technology available, but to bring it all together we have to raise the bar for how we can drive innovation and transformation.” With a belief that educators will forever be the heroes of the classroom, Salcito authors Daily Edventures, which highlights the inspiring stories of educators, students, education thought leaders and school leaders from around the world.
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DIT at Bett The Department for International Trade (DIT) is responsible for promoting British trade across the world and ensuring the UK takes advantage of the huge opportunities open to us. The DIT have partnered with Bett 2017 to connect international visitors with the best of British exhibitors. This year, DIT are offering international visitors to the show complimentary concierge tours along the Great British Trail to meet with inspiring UK suppliers. 121 meetings can also be per-arranged to make the most out of your day. The UKâ€™s Department for International Trade (DIT) has overall responsibility for promoting UK trade across the world and attracting foreign investment to our economy. DIT are a specialised government body with responsibility for negotiating international trade policy, supporting business, as well as delivering an outward-looking trade diplomacy strategy.
“I know that learning is really successful when the lesson finishes and the conversations continue”
Transitioning into the 21st century Changing belief through simplicity and reliability Abdul Chohan delivered a keynote address on the opening day of Bett 2017. As a teacher of 17 years and he is known for his pioneering work on mobile-based learning at Essa Academy. He has engaged with a number of Ministries of Education including India, Australia, Singapore and Iceland in a range of activities including workshops, thought-leadership conversations, and devising learning strategies based on mobile technology platforms. Currently he is the Director of Development for the Essa Foundation Academies Trust. In addition to this he is also the Director of ThinkSimple Ltd which is a thought-leadership organisation that provides support to schools and Ministries of Education, in terms of Vision and implementation.
as a learning solution that allows the use of 21st century learning resources and streamlined productivity in an educational setting, yet accessible from anywhere. Apple refers to Abdul as ‘one of the most innovative educators in the world’. He endorses equipping staff and students with tablet devices that allow for a range of benefits from cost efficiencies to expanding data and knowledge access. It also allows for a radical change in approach to space in mind: moving away from traditional offices to create more fluid areas that maximise the capabilities of new technologies to minimise the need for fixed location working.
Abdul has also co-founded the very successful ‘Olive Tree Primary Free School’ that utilises the same mobile-based learning approaches. His programmes Through ThinkSimple Ltd Abdul provides strategy for focus on the idea of ‘Changing Belief” through leadership teams across the globe in order to ensure ‘Simplicity and Reliability’ and have extended beyond that a successful family-based learning programme the traditional school environment to impact families with iPads is achieved. This has led to the development and the wider communities that the schools serve. of using a 1:1 family iPad programme and AppleTVs 12
Re-imagine Education Bett and TES School Leaders Summit The show’s School Leaders Summit was a thriving community at the centre of Bett this year. This part of the show was specifically designed to help senior leaders to address some of the most significant challenges currently facing their teams. Networking is a central aspect of the summit, featuring a break-out area and a variety of opportunities to network, expand knowledge and unite senior educators to address some of the greatest challenges facing education in modern Britain.
Google Since the beginning, industry phenomenon Google has focused on providing the best user experience possible. Today, that remains the same as they continue to develop their work in education. Their main aims are to; simplify the complicated, inspire the uninspired, explore the unexplored, excite the bored and mentor the mavericks. “It take more than tools to make a classroom special - and it’s amazing to see what teachers can do.” Google always has an impressive presence at the Bett show, and this year was no different! Keep an eye out for the full Google Bett Arena presentation, which will be coming to burning2learn.co.uk soon. 13
Game Changers World-wide HundrED: Bringing Innovation in Education Up to Speed HundrED has been searching for exciting, inspiring innovations that are already changing the face of education globally. In this session, they explore why it is that changes struggle to spread, and sharing insights on how to embed new practices and approaches successfully. To do this, they will be diving into invigorating examples and announcing the first ten worldwide innovations.
Bett is one of HundrED’s key partners, with a number of our 100 Vision interviews being filmed at Bett shows around the world (look out for the Bett logo on our interviews). In fact, we got our start at Bett Asia in Singapore in November 2015! We’ll be setting up a mini-studio at this event too and filming more interviews to find out the latest news, thoughts and ideas in education today.
In their session HundrED addressed why changes struggle to spread in education. Sharing their unique insights into how to help new practices be employed in education successfully. The team at the show also announced the first ten innovations they have selected to be part of the 100 case studies.
“Bett is always an exciting time of the year for HundrED, and over the years has become a calender staple for most of the education world - in the UK and abroad. With its roots in ed tech, the event has widened its horizons in recent years and now covers everything from start-ups to STEAM and all that’s in between.”
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Paradigm Changing Initiatives and impacts There is a huge movement taking place all around the world in a bid to make the world we live in a brighter, healthier and more sustainable place. World leaders, industry experts and famous faces are all getting involved - but there’s still a big part of the puzzle missing. YOU. We all shy away from change when we don’t know how to effect it, but if there’s one thing you do take away from Bett, it should be that you have a role to play in the transitions ahead.
Saku Tuominen, Founder, HundrED
Kate Robinson, Editor in Chief, HundrED
Saku Tuominen is a Finnish entrepreneur who has founded several companies. He has also been teaching creativity and innovation in more than a hundred companies around the world, and in Aalto University in Helsinki. In addition to this, he has written ten books; about innovation, the future of office work, good life, human belief systems, everyday creativity, and Italian cuisine. At the moment he concentrates only on improving K12 education globally and his main project is HundrED in which he is the founder and the creative director. He lives in Helsinki, Finland and Paterno, Italy.
Kate Robinson is Editor in Chief of HundrED, a two-year think and do tank taking an extensive look into the future of K-12 education. An official part of the celebration program for Finland’s centenary of independence in 2017, HundrED spend the next two years interviewing 100 global thought leaders, creating 100 case studies of innovative education happenings worldwide, and trialling 100 new experiments in schools across Finland. All findings will be shared with the world for free. ‘The next 100 years of education.’
“In an extremely global world, it’s complicated to find an area that is so un-global as education today,”
“School age children today have easier access to information than any other generation before them, so we owe it to them to help expand their understanding of this information.”
Visit hundred.org to find out more about some of the top innovations taking place around the world right now. 15
DfE Vision for 2022 Leadership and Role Models What are the main qualities of the most successful system leaders? What do the best collaborations do to sustain improvement? Who are the leaders we need on this journey? National Schools Commissioner for the Department of Education, Sir David Carter presented his views on leadership, teaching and collaboration and the significant value he places on each of those skills in a successful education model.
As a former teacher of Music and PE in Kent who has personally progressed through every stage of development, Sir David was able to share his extensive knowledge and understanding of great leadership in education. He himself has been on that journey from a single subject teacher, to Head of subject, Senior Teacher, Senior Leader, Deputy Head and then to Headteacher. He also went on to become a Programme Director, Principal and CEO of the Cabot Learning Federation, before attaining his position as National Schools Commissioner. To begin his keynote address, Sir David outlined the core qualities, attributes and skills of ‘Great Leaders’ across three core levels:
Being a Great Middle Leader: • Consistently good teacher and able to improve the performance of other teachers • Dis-advantaged students do well in their classes and department • Takes the school vision and translates is to the team level so that there is clear alignment • Holds the team to account so that they deliver great outcomes • Is ambitious for self, students and team Being a Great Headteacher: • • • •
Great communication skills Can take the vision to plan to execution Can move between operational and strategic Builds the confidence of the community in the school • Expert at Quality Assurance • Talent spots and develops others Being a Great CEO: • • • • •
Can manage the autonomy space Builds cultural capacity Can manage complexity and scale Can lead accountability at a distance Understands what the priorities are and how to maintain the focus • Creates widespread ‘followship’ even when visibility is hard to sustain
Qualities of the most successful system leaders • Diagnosis of what is needed • Can lead with credibility in the school improvement space • Can see the MAT as an educational hub for excellence • Ability to take action and execute the plan and evaluate it
• Understands how to hold people to account and welcomes being held to account • Can tell the difference between context and an excuse • Has a mind-set that puts children’s needs ahead of adults’ expectations
Leadership Triangle: Sir David’s argument is that if you place children in the heart of the triangle with staff, parents and community around them, and each part works together you have the best chance of success.
What kind of education system should we be Who are the leaders we need on this journey? aiming for? Sir David reinforced the importance of resisting the During his time as National Schools Commissioner, temptation to go straight to the impact in search of Sir David has developed a vision for what a school that silver bullet. He states, “The reality is that there led system should look like in 2022. He believes are lots of silver bullets out there that are firing that every school should: be a giver and receiver of blanks.” The leaders that we need on this journey can support; have a meaningful relationship with a be split into four phases: Teaching School alliance; build more MAT to MAT collaboration; and that by 2022 governance will be Phase 1: De-clutter world-class and we can name it and describe it. Calm and reassuring leadership with the ability to focus on urgent priorities is essential. Leaders must How are we going to get there? also be able to give team members the right jobs and ensure high visibility. In his view, there are 5 vision triggers that can enable a school to achieve their ultimate ambition: Phase 2: Repair This phase requires leaders to lock down the early • Belief in the quality of thinking that leads us to a improvements, build a medium term plan and still be better place visible but introduce more QA. • Ambition to go further and be better than ever before Phase 3: Improve • Realism that our vision is deliverable and believable Monitoring and tracking is key here to enable • Aspiration that we achieve standards for children management shifting to leadership and to allow that nobody has ever achieved before in our setting benefiting from collaboration • Consultation that we share the ownership of the idea, the plan and the delivery Phase 4: Sustain The final phase revolves around securing excellence, looking to lead collaboration and 3-5 year planning. 17
Around the world In Education There is a huge movement taking place across the world right now and education has an enormous role to play in it. Have you heard of The Global Goals? Whether you know what the are or not, pay very, very close attention... The UN Sustainable Development Goals offer us as teachers, educators and learners a goal-by-goal action plan to catalyze real change in the world today. Education is all about preparing young people for the rest of their lives. Achieving these goals will be a critical part of that. The Goals are already being integrated into education around the world, and we believe the SDGs should become a national curriculum framework in UK schools. Goal #4 is Quality Education; we are all working towards this every single day. So why not shout about it? Why not tell other schools, students, parents, towns and countries that your school is putting education on the map.
The Learning Revolution is upon us Sir Ken Robinson, Professor Emeritus and Kids love to learn. Look at how incredible their world-renowned Author, Speaker and consultant learning capability is in the first 18 months of their life, when they learn to speak. How many languages and thought-leader. can you speak? It’s tremendously hard to learn a As a leading thought-leader, speaker and education second language, as a teenager in Secondary school guru of modern times, Sir Ken Robinson was perfectly and as an adult. How, then, is it that an 18 month placed at Bett to share his views and ideas about old can learn to speak, as effortlessly as eating some of the hottest challenges to face schools and their breakfast? “Kids just take this stuff in through learning in the 21st century. In his keynote address their skin.” So we know that we are born with this to teachers, students, senior leaders, executive staff, incredible ability to learn and to be creative. parents and business leaders, Sir Ken put forward his thoughts on transforming the landscape of educa- It is therefore our responsibility as a society, their right as a future generation and our privilege as teachers tion, right across the world. to educate them. And this is something we must do in a way that will benefit them the very most, which The learning revolution: will not always marry-up with the pre-defined boxes From the very first time he caught the world’s eye we have been instructed to tick before the child has in that infamous TED Talk (which has now racked up even sat down in front of us. a whopping 43M views globally), Sir Ken has spoken about his deep-rooted view that children – and all “We are living in a time of revolution. We of us, really – have ‘really deep powers of creativity’. need to think differently about ourselves. Furthermore, he believes that whilst we are born with them it does not then automatically follow that We need to think differently about our organisations.” we keep them. 20
The system creates the problem:
“The system creates the problem, then we blame the children for not fitting into the system.” If you design a system to do something specific, don’t be surprised if that’s what it does. If you design a school system based on a linear, narrow conception of ability approach, that’s what you’ll get. When you have narrow conception of ability approach, you automatically create a very big system of learning disabilities. It is in our fundamental nature as human beings to be different, to have different interests, different needs and different learning techniques. But this isn’t something to be alarmed about. “I’ve never met anybody who hasn’t got special needs; everybody is worried about something.” Whether it’s a social, physical or psychological concern. It’s in the nature of being a human being, and for Sir Ken that is at the heart of this, “If we want education, there is no alternative than having a more subtle, textured, nuance approach to education itself”. Most of what we learn is cultural.
Standardization and competition are two very dangerous words when it comes to an education system. These type of approaches take control and set out what you must do, unless you want your incompetence to let down the country. It’s just the same with league tables that set kids against each other. They are taken over by politics and the essence of education is lost. This model is doomed to fail. We owe it to our kids to humanise this model and not to lose sight of the fact we are in it for people.
“We can change this system. It is possible and it is happening.”
“Improving education has not been a great success because the people changing the policies don’t know anything about education.”
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With his most infamous talk having racked up over 40 million views online, Sir Ken Robinson’s talk on ‘Do School’s Kill Creativity?’ is still the most viewed in TED history. 10 year’s on, you will still find the same cross-cutting themes throughout his work. His mission, as he describes it, is ‘to transform the culture of education and organizations with a richer conception of human creativity and intelligence’.
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What’s the most fundamental resource we can give young people to prepare them for their future? That would be education, of course. Now what...
Published on Feb 9, 2017
What’s the most fundamental resource we can give young people to prepare them for their future? That would be education, of course. Now what...