This initiative, founded by author and educator Margaret Hepworth, is based on the concept of world peace through education. The Gandhi Experiment teaches global citizenship through Gandhian principles of non-violence, relationship building and forgiveness, to resolve conflict and build a more positive future.
Margaret has lived and taught in Australia, China and the USA, building her expertise in teenage motivation and behaviour. The recipient of the 2016 Sir John Monash Award for Inspirational Women’s Leadership, Margaret has more than 30 years of experience in the education sector, including a period as Head of Campus at Preshil School. She has published three books: Clarity in Time (2012), Collaborative Debating (2016) and The Gandhi Experiment – Teaching Our Teenagers How to Become Global Citizens (2017). Her program ‘Global Citizenship – It Starts with Us!’ has been taken into schools across Melbourne, India, Pakistan and Indonesia.
Good Education Group CEO Chris Lester believes this collaboration will be a fruitful endeavour and highlights the importance of an education beyond the text books.
“Margaret has had a long and decorated career in the education sphere and we are thrilled to partner with her as she continues her work with schools in Australia and overseas. The Gandhi Experiment and global citizenship are important initiatives for our children, creating awareness and an understanding of their responsibilities in a global community.”
Margaret is also excited about the opportunities that lie ahead.
“Partnering with Good Education Group will allow for a broader scope with my work. If we look out to our big, wide world, we can see that peace and values education are much needed right now. Working with Good Education Group will grow the possibilities for what we can achieve.”
Discover more about Margaret and The Gandhi Experiment and stay tuned to Good Education Group for interviews, updates and more.
Margaret Hepworth will be presenting at this year’s ACS Career Adviser Seminars, hosted by Good Education Group. To hear Margaret speak on Global Citizenship at the Geelong Seminars, held on Monday 13 August at the Gordon Institute, visit australiancareersservice.com.au/events/geelong-acs-2018.