My name is Robert (robito) Chatwin and I have over 20 years experience teaching in primary, secondary and higher education institutions around the world.
I work every summer as a Tutor of EAP at one of the most prestigious universities in the UK, teaching critical thinking skills that enable international students to be able to succeed at their studies, and in life.
The rest of the year I travel the world delivering EAP Wellness Training to students, teachers, and to the general public worldwide.
Wake Up World Education (WUWE) provides free educational resources for personal and classroom use to develop critical thinking skills and increase wellness on a personal and global scale.
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Just as personal and global wellness is multidimensional and holistic, the solutions too cross all disciplines.
Within the topics covered on this platform, you will find research covering many disciplines, including architecture, engineering, health, nutrition and medicine, politics, business, agriculture, biology, physics, psychology and mathematics – to name just a few.
Wake Up World Education (WUWE) is my personal project to build an academic, science-supported, educational platform that helps people explore today’s personal and global problems, and today’s many solutions to these problems.
In schools, through workshops with the public, and here online, WUWE provides free EAP Wellness Training. A sophisticated interactive online course will also be launched in 2020.
WUWE holds the position that today, in 2019, the tools to solve all of our personal and global problems now exist, and that the latest scientific research supports this position.
WUWE presents the latest scientific research on criticality and wellness to empower people with the knowledge to make informed decisions that increase health, happiness and well-being for themselves and the world around them.
My profession is education (MFL/EAP). My specialism is critical thinking. My passion is travel. Helping the conscious evolution of humanity is my mission.
I trained in Modern Foreign Languages (MFL) and Psychology at university in Oxford, and later obtained a unique, dual Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) from both the UK and Austria through a special training programme awarded at the Houses of Parliament in the UK.
As my career teaching languages evolved, I developed an interest in teaching English for Academic Purposes (EAP).
At universities in the UK, I help students develop skills in criticality.
Over the years, I have refined my personal teaching method into, what I call, The Art of Critical Thinking, or the art of “developing and mastering the ability to form objective opinions and make informed decisions.”
For example, according to the World Health Organisation, at least 86% of deaths and 77% of diseases in Europe today are because of people’s lifestyle choices, and a global Gallup poll found that as many as 87% of people worldwide are doing jobs in which they feel unmotivated.
Meanwhile, scientists set the doomsday clock at 2 minutes to midnight in 2018 due to man-made choices that threaten humanity’s very existence, and they continue that, in 2019, this risk is exacerbated “by the increased use of information warfare to undermine democracy around the world.”
Clearly there is a very real need for all of us to be able to successfully analyse and evaluate information so that we make decisions that increase (rather than decrease) our wellness on a personal and global scale.
A 2013 Tedx talk by clinical psychologist Dr. Stephen Llardi presents the findings that by the time Americans born in 2003 are in their mid-twenties, 25% will be depressed, stating that “For many Americans, Europeans and people throughout the Western world”, there is “an epidemic of depressive illness”.
Born in England, I suffered suicidal ideation as a teenager. The world presented to me as reality (the way things are) did not seem to add up. I also experienced ghosts and had a UFO sighting that was seen by many. All this opened my mind to the possibility that what we are presented as reality is not necessarily the only truth.
So at 18 years old, after finishing school, I left home to discover new pastures as an EF Au Pair in the USA. From that moment on, my personal journey became travelling and learning about health and happiness (wellness).
Consequently, my personal passion these last 20+ years has been exploring this world on, what some call, a spiritual journey, and others may call a quest for deeper understanding: Who are we? Why are we here? What is happiness? What is consciousness? What is reality? What is truth? What is purpose? What does it mean to ‘feel alive’?
From Then to Now
Combining my academic journey and interest in facts, evidence and criticality with my personal journey and interest in self-enquiry, solutions and wellness, I have developed my own subject called EAP Wellness Training.
Over the years, I have delivered teacher training workshops in many countries, including Austria, Germany, Italy, Czech Republic, Croatia and Bulgaria, and I have worked directly with the Ministry of Education in Russia and Kazakhstan.
I also continue to work every summer as a Tutor of EAP at one of the most prestigious universities in the UK, teaching critical thinking skills that enable international students to be able to succeed at their studies, and in life.
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