Monthly Archives: October 2013

Blowing in the Wind: Let the Children Play

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Today the mid and southern parts of England and Wales are feeling the effects of the “St. Jude” storm, with power cables broken, trees uprooted and general chaos happening across the nation. In the main, children are on their half-term … Continue reading

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The Real Lessons of the Titanic: Redefining the Purposes of Education; Preparation for a Knowledge Economy

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When a ship like the Titanic was seen as unfit for purpose there were three options available to those who operated ocean-going ships. 1. Carry on building similar ships but also make damned sure they don’t go anywhere near iceberg-infested … Continue reading

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Wellbeing and Education – Past. Present. Future.

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At the beginning of the 20th Century, there was a focus on literacy for all. At the beginning of the 21st Century, there has been a focus on wellbeing for all. How far have we actually gone in achieving universal … Continue reading

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Education, Imagination and Enjoyment

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If any 3D Eye readers have yet to discover imaginative-inquiry.com then we suggest you take a look at the website at http://www.imaginative-inquiry.co.uk “This website has been written and designed by teachers for schools that are interested in developing new and … Continue reading

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Finally we have them: the OECD’s first ‘Adult PISA’ results

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To a non-educationalist this headline might not appear the most exciting news of the day, so let’s try this instead: England’s young people are near bottom of global league table for basic skills http://www.theguardian.com/education/2013/oct/08/england-young-people-league-table-basic-skills-oecd?CMP=twt_gu Or if you prefer the BBC … Continue reading

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Teaching Schools, Wroxham and Learning Without Limits

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When Teaching Schools were first introduced there was real concern that only schools with a  “traditional” form of pedagogy would be considered for this status. We appreciate that the government and Ofsted have made it clear they don’t promote one … Continue reading

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