The 55-Minute Question
Driven by the Questions
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.
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Cameron Jones and Stephen Hurley dig a little deeper into the idea of public education as a public good: what that means and who the “public” in public education actually is—or should be.

Cameron and Stephen welcome Toronto-based educator, Brandon Zoras. Brandon was recently featured in a Globe and Mail article on “opportunity hoarding” in education, as families move towards a very different “return to school”.

What is the purpose of…

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…

In Episode 0, Cameron Jones and Stephen Hurley explore the concept for the 55-Minute Question podcast, some of what grounds their thinking and what they hope to dig into this season.

As a starting point, they tackle the need for more philosophical…