Close
Enter your search into one or more of the boxes below:
You can refine your search by selecting from any of the options below:
Search
Divided by Words: A Case for a New Literacy
Foyalty 58

Divided by Words: A Case for a New Literacy (Paperback)

£18.99
To Order. Estimated despatch in 1-3 weeks.
Email me when back in stock

Synopsis

'As the title suggests, "Divided by Words" clearly points in the direction of a divided society. The way we communicate, or fail to, features strongly in this work. Which of the following is more tractable or intractable than the other? Family matters, industrial disputes, global insecurities, climate fears, ethnic tensions, poverty, GM? What is there in education that creates forever divided loyalties? Or in the economy? Agreeing to disagree seems to be our most enduring achievement. New Literacy, on the other hand, stands for a fresh learning. Literacy (NL) is an appreciation of the world around us. Illiteracy is failing to appreciate it. Three types of illiteracy are explored: the 3Rs, functional and that of food, soil and water, climate and energy. The latter are key to NL. I regard them as foundation subjects (henceforth food and energy or F&E), subjects however that are not part of our education. Given their importance can we have Knowledge without F&E knowledge? Literacy without F&E literacy? NL is to education what F&E is to the economy. F&E is a perfect fit for economies 'built to last' - David Cameron.

Feeding us is the ground we stand on, a ground called earth, soil, rocks, nature. And the ground more than feeds us. It's the source of energy, minerals, materials, medicinal products and much else. F&E make great local, regional and national economies. F&E as the fons et origo of all human knowledge, of our culture and traditions, of trade, ecology and science. Phase in NL to secure a place for a better today in people's hearts and minds. Everywhere. "Divided by Words" is intended as course material to be used as in a classroom setting.

EducationEducation TheoryEducational strategies & policyEducationTeaching SkillsTeaching skills & techniquesLanguages with Grant & CutlerLinguisticsLiteracy Publisher: Arena Books Publication Date: 08/06/2009 ISBN-13: 9781906791278  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
Availability: To Order. Estimated despatch in 1-3 weeks.  

Mario Molinari is a keen advocate of an education of the essentials of life - food and energy (F&E). His background is in sailing, teaching, translating and business. He has opened a small bookshop and F&E hub in Maidstone, Kent, to ensure a physical presence in town and engage others in meaningful ways. Linking food to learning has come as a new experience to visitors and passersby alike. That the author is Italian and passionate about food is of course purely accidental. There's more to food that meets the eye. Our social interactions, past and present, are constantly shaped and mis-shaped by food, or indeed F&E. If these interactions are also described as 'mis-shaped' it is because of the unresolved tensions affecting peoples and nations: control F&E and you control people. This could change, and it would be up to us to make F&E the centrepiece of all human knowledge and of a joyful and compassionate living.

More books by Mario Molinari

Leave Review

Delivery

Delivery Options

All delivery times quoted are the average, and cannot be guaranteed. These should be added to the availability message time, to determine when the goods will arrive. During checkout we will give you a cumulative estimated date for delivery.

Location 1st Book Each additional book Average Delivery Time
UK Standard Delivery FREE FREE 3-5 Days
UK First Class £4.50 £1.00 1-2 Days
UK Courier £7.00 £1.00 1-2 Days
Western Europe** Courier £17.00 £3.00 2-3 Days
Western Europe** Airmail £5.00 £1.50 4-14 Days
USA / Canada Courier £20.00 £3.00 2-4 Days
USA / Canada Airmail £7.00 £3.00 4-14 Days
Rest of World Courier £22.50 £3.00 3-6 Days
Rest of World Airmail £8.00 £3.00 7-21 Days

** Includes Austria, Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, Iceland, Irish Republic, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland.

Click and Collect is available for all our shops; collection times will vary depending on availability of items. Individual despatch times for each item will be given at checkout.

Special delivery items

A Year of Books Subscription Packages 

Delivery is free for the UK. Western Europe costs £60 for each 12 month subscription package purchased. For the Rest of the World the cost is £100 for each package purchased. All delivery costs are charged in advance at time of purchase. For more information please visit the A Year of Books page.

Animator's Survival Kit

For delivery charges for the Animator's Survival Kit please click here.

 

Delivery Help & FAQs

Returns Information

If you are not completely satisfied with your purchase*, you may return it to us in its original condition with in 30 days of receiving your delivery or collection notification email for a refund. Except for damaged items or delivery issues the cost of return postage is borne by the buyer. Your statutory rights are not affected.

* For Exclusions and terms on damaged or delivery issues see Returns Help & FAQs

You might also like

Early Language Learning and Teacher...
(Paperback)
Subhan Zein; Sue Garton
 
 
£34.95
 
Early Language Learning and Teacher...
(Hardback)
Subhan Zein; Sue Garton
 
 
£109.95
 
Potential on the Periphery: College...
(Paperback)
Omari Scott Simmons; Damon Hewitt
 
 
£25.50
 
Reading for Life: High Quality...
(Paperback)
Lyn Stone
 
 
£15.99
 
© W&G Foyle Ltd
Foyles uses cookies to help ensure your experience on our site is the best possible. Click here if you’d like to find out more about the types of cookies we use.
Accept and Close