I have spent the past 3 days in Birmingham UK at a gathering of over 1,500 educators from around the world (mostly British) to discuss what primary and secondary education should evolve to for Western nations to "stay in the economic game " globally as China and India, among other nations, are rising.
I delivered three speeches:
1- Education, Innovation and Economic Policy: What nations must do well in the 21st century
2- The 21st Century Curriculum: Whole-Brain Education
3- China, India and Western Hubris: Education and Economic Success (my keynote address)
The conference has been an energizing experience - unlike US conferences of similar nature - there has been very little pontificating. Most attendees simply want to to help their children succeed in the 21st century. It has been a breath of fresh air to an American guest.
Birmingham has an enormous ferris wheel in the center of town: