The Concept of The Ragged University

Ragged University is a concept, an idea which no one individual can control – “everyone is a unique and distinct body of knowledge, accredited by their experience and with a membership of one.”

The Ragged website is a hub for developing an open network of people interested to share knowledge with each other, making life richer and more interesting whilst improving our lots.  The project is informal and knowledge sharing is what we do. With the technology which is easily accessible, the Ragged project aims to recapitulate the some of the principles of the ‘enlightenment’ and embrace renaissance thinking whilst having a bit of fun.  We are all capable of learning any subject and eclecticism is important in learning new ways of thinking.
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321 Ignition* by Rick Hall

Hello, I would like to invite you to find out about, and support 3-2-1 Ignition*…I am a writer and consultant in the arts, for young people and creativity in education. Until July 2006, I was Project Leader of Ignite! at NESTA.

Ignite! continues as an independent organisation dedicated to promoting creativity in learning; and I am engaged by Ignite! as Director of Programmes and leads on developing new partnerships.I have worked as a teacher, actor, writer and director of theatre for young people, and was Director of Artswork, the youth arts development organisation from 1991 to 1995 and now act as its Chair.  All this and more has led me to drive forward the current work of 3-2-1 Ignition… Read more…

Education of Music by Dan Zambas

The education of music is traditionally taught in notated form. Following the teachings from historical composers and musicians, educators seek to pass on this knowledge to students to inspire them. In the past twenty years we have seen a development of the traditional teachings into popular music. This has led to specific issues regarding the relevance of musical notation and how it applies to modern music.
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