Monthly Archives: March 2013

Gove and the Politics of Education

We need to take a critical look at Peter Wilby’s latest article in the Guardian: http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2013/mar/29/michael-gove-teachers In Michael Gove’s world who needs teachers? The education secretary’s obsession with ‘spellings, facts and rules’ ignores the professional consensus on child development In … Continue reading

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National Education Framework in Bhutan: Part One

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Bhutan is a small, mountainous country to the north of India, also bordering China, Nepal and Tibet. It has a population of less than 1 million and is the first nation to express its “wealth” as a measure of its … Continue reading

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Reviewing the National Curriculum

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Tuesday 16th April is rapidly approaching and we would strongly recommend that readers, if they haven’t done so already, respond to the governments call for comments on the proposed National Curriculum for England. Non-response suggests compliance, and it is really … Continue reading

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An Academics’ Round Table? Voices of Sanity and Dissent

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The biggest news story about education in the UK this week concerned a letter from over 100 academics that was published in The Independent newspaper on Wednesday. It was unfortunate that it appeared in print just before the UK was … Continue reading

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The Future of Teaching: The Future of Schools – Part Two

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Imagine the scene – a group of young people walking quietly through a carpeted corridor into a glass-fronted room. On entering the room, they walk to a “hot” desk and log onto the computer in front of them. There, on … Continue reading

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Where are We Going and Why? – by Hargreaves and Sahlberg

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Continuing with our series of 3D Eye posts on the future of schools, and on the need to reinvent education and not just ‘reform’ schooling, we’re focusing in this piece on an article on the Whole Child Blog, written by … Continue reading

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The Future of Teaching: The Future of Schools – Part One

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In our recent post, “The Future of Teaching” https://3diassociates.wordpress.com/2013/03/09/the-future-of-teaching/ , we highlighted the “Constructivism” symposium in Thailand where prominent experts on learning gathered to discuss “child-centred theory that encourages learning via active experience, rather than passively by rote”. We also … Continue reading

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Learning Locally: Part Two

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The richness of any local area is partly due to the engagement of the learner. A child is interested in a tree at the bottom of their street because they pass it every day. A child looks at a building … Continue reading

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Learning Locally: Part One

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Once upon a time, primary school teachers didn’t have a National Curriculum, and somehow they managed to work out what children needed to be taught and how they could interest their children in learning. Research papers, countless studies and published … Continue reading

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