Author: Paul Gorman

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For the past few weeks, I’ve been delivering online training with practitioners in Ireland. At the beginning of each session I’ve asked the question ‘what do you know for sure?’ It comes from Oprah Winfrey’s new book (my partner introduced it to me)! It turned out that everyone agreed on the same thing – uncertainty […]

One of the largest projects we have undertaken in 2020 (and potentially ever) was the Creative Bravery Festival.  We collaborated with inspiring people from Edinburgh College, Napier University, The Scottish Government, Education Scotland, and a freelance Architect/Design Educator to imagine and stage an online, global, learning festival.   It was held over a week in September […]

You’ll never amount to anything. My primary five teacher did not have high expectations of myself and my nine-year-old classmates. But it wasn’t our fault, he said. It was our primary two teacher to blame, he said. I don’t recall exactly what it was she had done to ruin the life chances of our entire […]

It’s interesting how life has turned upside down, but I feel like it’s all very peaceful. In these early stages, I am transported back to the two years I spent teaching in a rural boarding school in Southern Africa. Life was very much about living the school as a community – life amongst pupils, staff […]

This week we are excited to collaborate with two internationally recognised and outstanding Scottish cultural organisations: Room 13 from Fort William and Jupiter Artland on the outskirts of Edinburgh. Our event is part of the brilliant Firestarer festival curated by the Scottish Government. We will gather 30 people at Jupiter for an afternoon of brainwash […]

Recently Hidden Giants devoted a morning to work with the entire staff of a large primary school – a school the size of three, four or five primary schools. We asked the staff to place themselves into their teams – their own notion of who they worked with, in their perceived role(s) within the school. […]

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