Monthly Archives: January 2013

Dear Mr Gove ………..

Sometimes a newspaper article strikes a chord with its readers to the extent that they feel a need to comment. One such article is today’s piece about Michael Gove in the Guardian, written by Suzanne Moore. At the point of … Continue reading

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Derek – the Series

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We first came across Ricky Gervais’ fictional character ‘Derek‘ in April last year, and wrote a review of the pilot episode here: https://3diassociates.wordpress.com/2012/04/13/derek/ The first complete series has now been produced, the first episode of which was broadcast last night … Continue reading

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A National Teaching Institution: 3Di Response

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In this week’s Education Guardian, there’s an article written by Sir Tim Brighouse and Professor Bob Moon about a “New Vision for Education” group proposal for a National Teaching Institution. A summary of the paper can be found on the … Continue reading

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One Nation Olympic Legacy

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Remember the Olympics? It was a rather special time in the United Kingdom. Throughout the Olympic and Paralympic events we witnessed some remarkable sporting achievements. Team GB enabled the nation to celebrate in a way that they probably hadn’t celebrated … Continue reading

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Principles For Learning in the Digital Age

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Back in June we reported on an article published in Forbes online magazine which featured the ideas of Sebastian Thrum who had declared that “He wants to ­foment a teaching revolution in which the world’s best instructors conduct highly interactive … Continue reading

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Command and Control in Education

It’s now quite difficult to remember (or even to imagine) a time when educational policies and practices were essentially or mainly a matter for educational professionals in the UK. There was never a “golden age” for education, since there have … Continue reading

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Reinvent Education not Reform

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Well, congratulations Mr Gove, you’ve done it again! A few months ago, you essentially told my youngest son that the qualifications he was currently studying for were worth less than the paper they were written on. Today, you are telling … Continue reading

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