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Paul Keown
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Sapiens and the Sixth Extinction

Posted on December 1, 2018 at 23:00 0 Comments

My apologies to readers for a long break between postings. However, I have been using my non-posting time to do some serious reading about the relationship between values and some of the major and intensifying issues facing us all in the first half of the 21st century. My quest started while I was in Germany and the UK over winter visiting our five grandchildren of that side of the world. I thoroughly enjoy the privilege of reading the Guardian and the Observer newspapers on a regular basis.…


Values, Youth and the Bloodless Revolution

Posted on July 31, 2017 at 21:30 1 Comment

The programme “Whats Next” that ran in on TVNZ over 5 nights recently touched upon the importance of values in what happens in everyday life, in what we think about the past, and the present and the future. Values drive action or inaction on the issues that matter most, and even in those that seem quite trivial. The programme received mixed reviews but probably came out more on the positive side than the negative.  A good overall review appeared in the …


Values Change over Time and through Space - Part 2

Posted on July 4, 2017 at 19:30 2 Comments

In my last post I mentioned the World Values Survey (WVS). This is a fascinating long-term project conducted in a good number of countries around the globe. The Wikipedia Entry on the WVS is a good brief introduction to the study. The study is a European-based initiative and in 1981 when it started was focused mainly on more…


Values Change over Time and through Space

Posted on June 12, 2017 at 19:30 0 Comments

I apologise to my readers for the long break in posts!

Long story! 

But here I am back again!

There is a very interesting event going on at the moment. This is the What Next programme hosted by Nigel Latta and John Campbell on TV1. I hope many teachers and classes are watching this programme and taking…


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At 16:50 on December 9, 2010, Janey Nolan said…
Welcome Paul this is a great site
At 9:37 on December 9, 2010, Hazel Owen said…
Welcome on board, Paul :-) Really great to see you here. Would love to have you input, and please feel free to share ideas and resources, and to start and contribute to conversations.



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