Monthly Archives: June 2016

The Cohan Lecture: Sir Ken Robinson – Dance is as Important as Maths

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Last weekend we went to see Sir Ken Robinson deliver the Cohan Lecture at The Place. This was our second visit, following the inaugural lecture given last year by Robert Cohan himself. https://3diassociates.wordpress.com/2015/06/12/the-inaugural-robert-cohan-lecture-what-matters/ The same title “What Matters?” was suggested … Continue reading

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We need Special Measures for the Department of Education and its Teacher Training Policies

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An epic failure. A colossal mess. There isn’t any other way to describe the performance of England’s Department for Education. Consider the findings of the House of Commons Committee of Public Accounts on “Training New Teachers”: http://www.publications.parliament.uk/pa/cm201617/cmselect/cmpubacc/73/73.pdf Missed targets to … Continue reading

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Negroland: Book of the Week

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Radio 4’s Book of the Week this week is Negroland by Margo Jefferson. Margo Jefferson was born in 1947 to a successful black, middle-class couple in Chicago. Her memoir looks back on her childhood and the black bourgeois upbringing that … Continue reading

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Willard Wigan and Andy Hargreaves – Creativity, Autonomy and Potential

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Willard Wigan – the artist celebrated in the recent Birmingham Parks and Recreation display at the Chelsea Flower Show – was born nearly sixty years ago. He was a creative boy and a dyslexic – undiagnosed before and during his … Continue reading

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