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AEDIPS

I attended the AEDIPS conference on Friday and Saturday. Lots of interesting things to digest – Co-operative learning approach by Chris Ward, David Cameron from Stirling talking about weans and excellence.

The thing that really stuck in my mind was Walter Hume and his after dinner speech where he mentioned –  life in 6 words.  The best ones, are available in book form now or have a look at the personal story projects here http://www.smithmag.net/ 

I remember talking about Hemmingway’s 6 word story when I was at school.

‘For sale: baby shoes. Never worn.”

There are some funny, some sad little snippets in this book and on the website.What’s more fun than writing about ourselves, using a wee poetry form, whether it really makes a stab at an insight into life or just gets a cheap laugh?

I like the idea of getting the meaning of things down to a succinct explanation. We could do with a dose of the 6 word ethic in education. We get awful bogged down in indicators and priorities, plans and outcomes, hows and whats.

So what’s it really all about in a school? Anyone got a good six word sum up?

Six-Word Memoirs by Writers Famous and Obscure

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February 24, 2008 - Posted by | Creativity | , , ,

1 Comment »

  1. Walter Hulme gave my year at uni a few lectures – he was really really funny, and very insightful. You had to listen very carefully though as he delivered his jokes in a deadpan voice.

    P2 now have a blog, and P7 will (hopefully) help us to update it.
    http://p2castlefield.wordpress.com/

    Comment by p2castlefield | February 25, 2008 | Reply


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