Even a severe case of laryngitis could not stop Zoe Weil, internationally respected humane educator, from delivering a powerful message at the University of Qld last night.
Zoe urged educators to consciously facilitate in the development of students who see themselves as ‘solutionaries’ and advocates for a more compassionate future. She believes this is of crucial importance in a world with major environmental, animal protection and humanitarian problems. She believes that teachers can integrate her approach into all areas of the school curriculum, while still delivering the required content and skills.
Animal Liberation Qld’s Gayle D’Arcy, herself a primary school educator, had the honour of introducing Zoe to her Brisbane audience. Gayle also shared with the audience ALQ’s own recent efforts in humane education, including Chickadee, our compassionate lifestyle magazine for tweens.
Zoe’s much-viewed and inspiring TED talk about her approach to humane education can be viewed at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t5HEV96dIuY