Education

MikeRoseSmallEpisode 93: Mike Rose, an educational research professor at UCLA on his book The Mind at Work: Valuing the Intelligence of the American Worker which challenges the notion that people who work with their hands make up a less intelligent class.
jamesSturtevantSmallEpisode 54: James Sturtevant, is a social studies teacher from Ohio, USA. He talks about his recently published a book aimed at helping teachers bond with students entitled ‘You’ve Gotta Connect’ and how this might relate to the Middle Way.
susanWrightSmallEpisode 35: Susan Wright, author of ‘Understanding creativity in early Childhood’ talks about her research regarding young children’s meaning-making and why the arts deserve a pre-eminent place in education and culture.
ViryanayaSmallEpisode 22: Viryanaya on teaching critical thinking as a part of spiritual practice as opposed to a more academic focus, the value of teaching it to children from an early age and her understanding of the Middle Way.
claireKellySmallEpisode 21: Claire Kelly, the Operations Director of the Mindfulness in Schools Project on why she feels it’s important to introduce children to mindfulness practices, how the project goes about it and how it might relate to the Middle Way.
peterWorleySmallEpisode 19: Peter Worley of the Philosophy Foundation and author of the ‘If Machine’ and the award winning ‘Philosophy Shop’. The main topic is teaching philosophy to children and philosophy’s wider role in education.
robertEllisSmallEpisode 1: Robert M. Ellis In this inaugural episode of the Middle Way Society podcast, the philosopher and chair of the Middle Way Society talks about the skill of critical thinking and how it relates to Middle Way Philosophy.

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