Monthly Archives: June 2013

Misrepresentation of Child-Centred Education

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The title of a panel discussion at the Wellington College Festival of Education last Saturday was “What do we want our children to know?” I’d been warned beforehand. This would be a rough ride. When there are so many excellent … Continue reading

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A Festival of Education – Some Initial Observations

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It’s hard know where to begin with this post on the Festival of Education at Wellington College. Since I’m still feeling riled by Toby Young’s comment about child centred education being “balls”, that would seem an appropriate place to kick … Continue reading

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An Education Inquiry – and a Debate?

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Regular readers of 3D Eye will have noticed our enthusiasm for the inquiry into education that Compass and the NUT launched last week. We fully support Compass’s aim to build a coalition of opinion on all matters concerning education, schools, … Continue reading

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Compass Education Inquiry: Part Four

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We now move on to the other areas of focus that were discussed during the Compass Education Inquiry launch. The extent and depth of potential content for this Inquiry is both daunting and stimulating. The range of subjects and concerns … Continue reading

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Compass Education Inquiry: Part Three

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In this and our next post we’re reporting on the comments made at the Compass Inquiry launch, as well as adding our own comments. Please note that these are 3Di Associates’ comments and not those of the Compass Education Organisation … Continue reading

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The Row About Pupil Progress

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Looking for the positives in last week’s row about pupil progress in secondary schools and ‘value added’ in KS3 & KS4 – we think there may be a few of them. At the very least there should now be a … Continue reading

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Compass Education Inquiry Launch: Part One

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Compass, an organisation for the democratic Left, launched their yearlong inquiry into education at an event at Portcullis House on Monday evening. This inquiry into education is being funded and supported by the National Union of Teachers (NUT) and will … Continue reading

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Systematised Rote Learning and Maoist Centralism

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Here’s a story from The Telegraph that’s been on our backburner since last week: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/scotland/10107565/Michael-Gove-Scottish-schoolchildren-risk-falling-behind-English-pupils.html Michael Gove: Scottish schoolchildren risk falling behind English pupils Michael Gove has delivered a stark warning that Scottish schoolchildren risk falling behind their peers in … Continue reading

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A Setback for Relationships and Sex Education?

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Yesterday the House of Commons voted against amending the Children and Families Bill to make relationships and sex education a statutory part of the national curriculum. There were 219 votes for and 303 against. Labour’s shadow home affairs minister Stella … Continue reading

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