EP01 School as Haven

By Cameron Jones

The 55 Minute Question is a show inspired by questions, and the thinking that follows them. It is a show that is loosely inspired by a quote attributed to Einstein: that to solve a problem, spend 55 minutes determining the proper question to ask, and the remaining 5 minutes on the solution. The 55 Minute Question is a show that believes what education needs now, more than ever, is big ideas and a space to try them on. Because as Chris Phillips writes in Socrates Cafe, and Gord Downie sang, “life is not a dress rehearsal.” This is our life.

This week, Cameron Jones is joined by Craig Cardiff and Stephen Hurley to explore the idea of school as place. What is that place meant to be? What should it be? Cameron and Stephen reflect on Stuart Shanker’s concept of ‘haven’, and Craig adds some powerful reflections on the importance and nature of home.

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