Robert Lindberg is a Swedish writer and speaker, who is currently working in England, developing his theories of personal development, better and more meaningful human contact and perceptions of the sustainable society.
Robert, in a recent talk, declared ‘…it is time to be smart – to be humane is to be smart‘. This chimed strongly with discussions we have been recently engaged in about the quality of discourse regarding society, the individual and, of course, the role that education plays in the formation of these key edifices of civic and personal interaction.
Robert’s web pages offer some simple, elegant and very nicely built examples of his thinking. They are beautifully illustrated, concise and offer the viewer a great way to start a conversation about the key themes of his thesis.
We particularly liked his short opus on Collaboration – Healthy Productivity…
The Linbergian argument, in this case, is supported by the research and writings of Alfie Kohn, whose early book No Contest – the Case Against Competition still well illustrates how becoming locked into competitive, anti-equality modes of thought can stifle the creativity, the potential and life chances of children and young people.
Robert generously publishes his film work under a Creative Commons license, and we think they can be perfect as a teaching/discussion tool. Kick starting a session to provoke reflection, analysis and clear thinking on a variety of thematic issues.
All are to do with our humanity.
We commend the work of Robert Lindberg to our journal readers. We think there’s a fresh, innovative and open mind at work. See Robert’s web site for more details and how to engage with the author here.
(Flotsam is our occasional series of new ideas emerging from outside the English education system…Ed).