Big Ideas is a series of talks addressing some of humanity’s shared challenges and opportunities as we work to advance an emerging global civilization. This series brings together perspectives from the Baha'i writings with current research and experience as well as contemporary discourses on key issues of our time.
Friday January 22, 2021, 7:30 pm

East is East, and West is West: Education’s Where They Meet! with Jay Howden

This presentation offers one school teacher’s view of the astounding enterprise that EDUCATION genuinely *is*. After decades in Canadian schools, Jay worked with Chinese university students to improve their English and their understanding of “Western Culture”, broadly understood. The strengths and weaknesses of educational systems, East and West, will start us pondering the nature and practice of education. What do we think we’re doing: in our own life’s learning, in our communities and schools, and as a global population seeking what it means to be a planetary family? This is Education, writ LARGE. The teachings of Bahá’u’lláh and ‘Abdu’l-Bahá deliver an awesome vision and practical guidelines. How do we go about the greatest project of learning we have ever undertaken?

( We recommend watching in full screen mode. )
The views and opinions expressed in this series of presentations are those of the speakers and not necessarily those of the Ottawa Bahá'í community and/or its institutions.

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