Monthly Archives: May 2015

“A Hard Problem”: Human Consciousness and Intelligence

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Anyone with an urge to study human behaviour, human consciousness and human intelligences should consider becoming a teacher – a profession whose practitioners engage in a lifetime of observation of what makes us and makes our behaviour so complex. Consider … Continue reading

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Coventry University – challenging the system? With new forms of pedagogy?

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Could this be a sign of the times? Coventry University has nudged past many of its Russell Group peers to reach the highest position ever achieved by a former polytechnic in the Guardian league table of universities. Coventry reached number … Continue reading

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Dear Nicky…. An Open Letter

Originally posted on teacherhead:
Dear Nicky Congratulations on your re-appointment as Secretary of State for Education.  Education Policy had rather a low profile in the General Election, but I’m sure  you’ll be returning to the DFE with renewed determination to…

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Ms Nicky Morgan unleashed! 

Originally posted on stephen perse foundation:
Ms Nicky Morgan has been unleashed! Following the re-election of the Conservatives as the sole party of government, untrammelled by their Liberal Democrat coalition partner, the true-blue agenda for education has been unveiled by…

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Young People Seeking Help for Exam Stress

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Many people reading an article in today’s Guardian will be appalled by what they see in it – but how many will lift a finger, or write a tweet, an email, a letter or a blog post about it? http://www.theguardian.com/education/2015/may/14/calls-to-childline-over-exam-stress-break-recordsContinue reading

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Aspiration and Education

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The general election is over but politics returns to business as usual as we now go through five more years of Conservative government. Educators, including ourselves, will continue to press for changes to policy and practice, particularly in relation to … Continue reading

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