Slow Education is delighted to be collaborating with Super Slow Way, a cultural organisation based in Lancashire, in inviting international best-selling author and Slow activist Carl Honoré to speak at a unique event in Blackburn.
THURSDAY 10TH MARCH, 2016
3.30PM – 5.30PM
Darwen Library Theatre,
Super Slow Way and Slow Education share the belief that curiosity and creativity are at the heart of learning and art, and that both can help us lead a more fulfilling life. ‘Slow’ is about taking the time to do things well: to put quality over quantity. Slowing things down allows us to have a more meaningful interaction with each other and our environment, allowing us to think more deeply about how the world works and how we can contribute to it.
“Fast and Slow do more than just describe a rate of change. They are shorthand for ways of being, or philosophies of life. Fast is busy, controlling, aggressive, hurried, analytical, stressed, superficial, impatient, active, quantity-over-quality. Slow is calm, careful, receptive, still, intuitive, patient, reflective, quality-over-quantity. It is about making real and meaningful connections- with people, culture, work, food, everything” (Carl Honore; In Praise of Slow).
Carl Honoré’s 2004 book In Praise of Slow: How A Worldwide Movement Is Challenging the Cult of Speed is an international best-seller and he now speaks on ‘Slow’ to audiences around the world. His TED Talk has been viewed by 1.8 million people.
The event will also be an opportunity to:
• Connect with other educators and artists who share the Slow philosophy.
• Join the Slow Education Network and be involved in creative research and CPD opportunities and connect with other schools, teachers and education professionals who share a belief in the importance of learning from passion, experience and curiosity.
We hope you can join us for what promises to be a stimulating event.