Peter Hyman

A new vision of education: the head, the heart and the hand

In today’s fast-changing world, we need to focus on preparing children for the challenges of the future – and that requires a revolution, says Peter Hyman

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There is no better time for teachers to speak out than during a general election. We need to make the case for a radical new vision for education – an engaged, expansive education – that meets the needs of these extraordinary times.

We are living in an age of extraordinary new opportunities, an increasing number of perils, a bewildering amount of information and a series of troubling moral dilemmas.

While there is huge uncertainty about the future, the sorts of knowledge, skills and attributes that are going to be in ever greater demand are becoming clearer.

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