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Culture

On Education

There appears to be a growing consensus that mainstream education practices may not be fit for purpose to meet future global challenges, and that a wide range of alternatives should be explored.

A noteworthy recent such example is Ken Robinson's latest TED talk, on how to escape education's "death valley".

Identifying the risks of "neuromania"

Philosopher Raymond Tallis and RSA CEO Matthew Taylor debated competing claims about the ability of neuroscience to explain behaviour, culture and society.  Tallis argued that recent "mania" for putting neuro-  in front of concepts as diverse as aesthetics and law is based on a reductionist overestimation of our current understanding of the brain.