Neil Hawkes is the founder of Values-based Education, a movement for cultural transformation.
Neil Hawkes presenting his TedX talk on 28 April 2018
Neil has pioneered a successful new transformational vision of society and education, which is inspiring both young and old to put into practice his thinking. This site contains information about his ideas, which he hopes will encourage you to be a member of what is being called A Quiet Revolution – a revolution of the heart.
Neil hopes you will embrace the transformational power of thinking in depth about universal positive human values such as respect, compassion, responsibility, justice, happiness and honesty as the foundation for a sustainable world. The impact will be enhanced ethical intelligence, leading to a new narrative on which society can flourish. Our world desperately needs leadership, at all levels, that embraces these concepts.
Neil believes, that there is an urgent international need to consider the purpose of education and how schools can create an educated population that is able to ensure the sustainability of our world? A narrow knowledge and skills curriculum is outdated and not fit for purpose. It is sustained by vested interests and a lack of political will to grasp the need to foster human wellbeing as much as economic advancement. Neil’s challenging views are rapidly gaining support around the world. He is highly respected as a leader who inspires schools to transform their cultures to empower all aspects of learning and create an environment that takes the lid of potential; empowering each student to be the best person that they can be.
Neil’s visit to China in July gave him the opportunity to work with Chinese teachers. This photo shows him giving his evaluative comments after he had watched a demonstration of an English lesson at a conference in Beijing.