Friday, 2 August 2013

Womensphere Europe Summit 2013: Creating the Future -- Europe & The World

At a conference on women’s leadership, IFLAS Director, Professor Jem Bendell, spoke about the role of education in enabling the critical thinking that is necessary for leadership. He explored the relevance of the approach of Charlotte Mason, who founded our Lake District campus in 1892. In the talk he challenges participants to question their assumptions in order to drive change, rather than just "succeed" within existing systems that are damaging people and planet. He reveals one famous activist was home schooled, and what his mother thinks of education.