Teaching the history of OS&H
Sheila Pantry OBE
“If you don’t know where we’ve come from, you’ll find it hard to know where we might – or more importantly, ought – to be headed”. “Those who do not learn from the mistakes of the past are doomed to repeat them”. And so on. All common sentiments – but in a “history-free”, “me-now” age, just how much do we really embrace these ideas in the way we organise and run things, especially education and training?
The full text of the article by Roger Bibbings is this month’s OSHWORLD FOCUS.
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