Monthly Archives: November 2012

The Learning Curve: Pearson Education Report Part One

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It’s been quite a week for education, with the Annual Ofsted report and the “League Tables” for Local Authorities being published. How much time and energy is spent on reporting these events compared with scrutinising the potential for positive changes … Continue reading

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International Comparisons, Enlightened Education

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A topic that’s making many waves in Britain this week is “UK education sixth in global ranking”. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/education-20498356 So we’re not as bad as those people at OECD have been saying we are? Excellent. Apparently some new research and “a … Continue reading

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Return to Singapore

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There’s plenty of misunderstanding and misinformation about Singapore’s approaches to education, and about its drive to improve learning and teaching within a system that has long been regarded as highly successful. Singapore’s system of education was mentioned in Michael Gove’s … Continue reading

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The Value of Speaking and Listening

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The deadline for the consultation on the review of the Key Stage 4 curriculum is approaching and we’d like to encourage everyone to participate. Even though it may be a futile act, in so far as it appears Mr Gove … Continue reading

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Immersive, Not Coercive.

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As we were saying yesterday – it’s been an interesting week, and an interesting month in education. For a start there was the well-attended ‘Festival of Education‘ at the London University Institute of Education, which turned out to be something … Continue reading

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An Autumn Tale of Two Cities

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It’s been an interesting week. . . . The final few days of autumn, and the last of the leaves to fall. . . . The ever-present mobile phone means there’s always a camera to hand, wherever we go. . … Continue reading

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Our Friends in Business

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It’s difficult to know where to begin with this post, other than continue from the previous one. The Confederation of British Industry (CBI) has released a report on the state of education in this country and its lack of fitness … Continue reading

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A Slow Revolution

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The great halls of Eton College are not necessarily the first place you would think of looking for a quiet revolution, though there are many who have been educated in this place who have had a considerable impact on the … Continue reading

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A Celebration of Education

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“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.” Nelson Mandela There are good people in all walks of life. In education there are some really good people, who have committed their lives to nurturing … Continue reading

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