ChangeThinking with SmithMartin

Category: Ideas

Continuing to reflect on happiness and social capital

The Office for National Statistics have this month (May 2017) just published another edition of the research generated by The Social Capital Project. The ONS research key indicators of social capital to measure…

International Day of Happiness

Pursuit of happiness is on the global development agenda, but not enough is being done to address learner well-being. UNESCO’s ‘Happy Schools’ framework (pdf) addresses the disparity. The Global Partnership for Education has…

An Equal Start in Life – Finland’s Baby Box

One of the most beautiful things we have seen is the Baby Box for all newborns in Finland. ‘I started life in a box, we all did!’ said a colleague, who was proud…

New ways to search in 2017

We do a lot of desk research on the web, to find protocols we can recommend to clients, as well as looking for new material and content for the web sites we produce,…

A Social Business Christmas

Embed from Getty Images Image: Christmas learning from Barcelona Preparing for Christmas we realised that although we have a number of active and complex projects moving ahead into 2017, including more international book…

Motherhood Around the World

Embed from Getty Images Image: Mother and child in Sweden, ready for winter? Joanna Goddard’s U.S. on-line journal, A Cup of Jo, has been publishing a series of articles in recent years about…

Tackling Charity Social Media?

Skillsplatform.org have just published a new, very comprehensive charity social media tookit. The work, by Zoe Amar and David Evans offers the sector a profoundly useful resource to grasp the first principles of…

Greggs and the Environment

The Greggs Foundation environmental grants programme is now open for applications. The fund is especially interested this year in applications from schools, but your project must meet the Foundation criteria for applications. Individual…

Inequality in Education,
Turning the Tide

‘The Future of Education in England’ an event at Royal Society for the Arts, London, was held on October 5th 2015 by the Inequality in Education Team. Inequality in Education…turning the tide (IETT)…

Julia Gillard and The Inaugural Annual Mackworth Lecture

We were invited to the Annual Mackworth Lecture on June 18th and extremely interested to listen to Julia Gillard, the previous Australian Prime Minister. The lecture was established and delivered by the Institute…

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