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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