A Harmony Project Podcast with Sir Anthony Seldon

In this episode, Richard Dunne speaks to Sir Anthony Seldon, former Vice-Chancellor of the University of Buckingham, contemporary historian and public educator.

During the conversation, Richard and Anthony discuss the importance of valuing wellbeing in the classroom and how we can create a more inclusive education system for the future. To do this, Anthony suggests we need to release the notion that ‘all that matters is what can be measured’ and transition away from the current culture of quantification and examination…

“We have compressed the entire education system into metrics, not because they’re inherently good but because they’re there. But the problem is that they’re not telling us how intelligent a child actually is, but how good they are at passing a test on a particular day. Now imagine what would happen if we start to focus on values such as wellbeing, joy, creativity and, of course, Nature? Now that’s when the real revolution will begin.”