There is a need for new initiative to respond to the educational challenges of 2020-2021.  Challenges for example that emerge from uncertainty about the global impact of Covid-19, the positive messages of Black Lives Matter, the urgent need to engage with climate change issues and concerns about, for example, international relationships [globally and in Europe]; and UK international development priorities [with the winding up of DfID]. 

There is a need to make connections that enable learners to engage, now and in the future, with many global realities.

The Tide~ AGM Issue of The Elephant Times  will be the last in this format.  

It takes stock of this first year and introduces two new Tide~ opportunities:

  • Commonwealth Awareness Initiative
  • Connecting Dialogues

It also features articles by Sarah Snyder and Harriet Marshall -

and a conversation about Elif Shafak's 'How to stay sane in a world of division'

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Elephant Time [6] is an outcome of a Tide~ Project in partnership with School of Education, University of Worcester




See: The Elephant Times [6] May 2021 

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See: The Elephant Times [4] April 2021

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See: The Elephant Times [3] January 2021

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See The Elephant Times [2] October 2020.

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See: The Elephant Times [1] July 2020.  

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Why ‘Elephant Times’?  Deep in the DEC/ Tide~ archive [from 1984] we find The Elephant Times newsletter.  This title was inspired by a rewrite, by Robin Richardson, of an ancient Indian fable to highlight the fragmented curriculum and the need for connection and cooperation between different areas of innovation.