Monthly Archives: November 2013

Still Arguing about SRE

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Sex and Relationships Education (SRE) is in the news again this week. It’s not surprising that this is the case. We’re interested in relationships. Children and young people want to know how to develop and maintain good relationships, and this … Continue reading

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Wellbeing, Values and Good Societies

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It becomes even more obvious, as I spend another week living with my 98 year old aunt, how dependent we are on one another as human beings trying to live decent lives. It’s also obvious that “wellbeing” is the only … Continue reading

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The Rights, Lefts and Wrongs of Education

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Education is powerful. Education is political. It has to be.  It can enable us to tackle inequalities or it can perpetuate injustice. It can inspire children to learn or it can stultify their enjoyment of learning for life. Education can … Continue reading

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What the Papers Don’t Say – about Education

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Earlier this week, we asked educators to unite against the onslaught of political interference in education and the continuation of an education system described by Sir Ken Robinson as 19th Century paradigm. We need something new, not revamped or “reformed”. … Continue reading

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Crushing the Love of Learning

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“Let’s have an education that enables us to be fully alive human beings – and not simply a ‘utilitarian’ education” – Jeanette Winterson speaking on Radio 4’s Start The Week, this morning. *    *    *    * Continuing with the theme … Continue reading

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Educators of the world unite . . .

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There’s been a call for an educational revolution. Perhaps Russell Brand, amongst others, might join the ranks of thinkers and professionals who believe that a revolution in education is needed in this country, and beyond. We need to see some … Continue reading

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Grayson Perry: I Found Myself in Art

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Anyone who is interested in art, creativity and how the use of our imagination can enliven and awaken us would do well to listen to this year’s Reith Lectures on Radio Four, delivered by Grayson Perry. http://www.bbc.co.uk/podcasts/series/reith “I found myself … Continue reading

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