Two-Year Degrees Leave A Maturity Gap – Let’s Fill It With Volunteering

In this article, found on The Guardian Higher Education network, David Reed, Director of Generation Change explores alternative ways to prepare students for higher education, which could reduce costs and have a wider benefit to local communities. We thought this was an interesting exploration of alternative learning methods and a good analysis of how study, life…

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Cities Alive: Designing For Urban Childhoods

In this new report, a collaboration between Arup’s Foresight, Research and Innovation and Integrated City Planning teams, the argument is made for a child-friendly approach to urban planning. The report sets out actions that can help take city planning beyond simply providing playgrounds for children, arguing that if cities fail to address the needs of…

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Auschwitz Survivor Eva Schloss Recorded In Virtual Reality

We came across a video on the BBC website, documenting how Auschwitz survivor Eva Schloss’s story has been preserved through virtual reality. This is a fascinating example of how human memories can be documented and accessed using new technologies and how these technologies can better help generations to come to empathise with and understand important experiences…

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Growing Food From Mattresses: What Experts Can Learn From Working In Refugee Camps

In this article, found on the conversation.com, scientist Anthony Ryan describes how creativity can come from he most unlikely places. He describes how limitations can improve creativity, meeting the needs of desperate situations with unlikely solutions. Here, he explains how he and a team sought to grow food from mattresses with refugees in Za’atari. I am a…

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Children’s Reading On Screen: In The Beginning Was The Word, Not A Hotspot

We thought this article, found on The Guardian, was an interesting exploration of the use of technology in child development. The article looks at how using technology for technology’s sake isn’t always benefical, or more powerful, than traditional development methods. In order to maximise the potential of technology for learning, imaginative practices need to be employed…

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