Author Archives: 3D Eye

About 3D Eye

Gary Foskett and Clare Blackhall are educationalists, writers and consultants. We work with schools and other organisations who share our vision of how schools, businesses, etc should work in the 21st Century. We also run courses and contribute to conferences - speaking about our three dimensional model of intelligences and how schools, colleges and universities can develop the full potential of all their staff and students. We also offer consultancy for businesses and public sector organisations to support staff training and organisational change and development. For more detailed information read our blog at https://3diassociates.wordpress.com/ or see our website at www.3diassociates.com.

Gavin Gradgrind

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It’s been reported that Gavin Williamson told a private Tory 1922 Committee meeting he plans to make children face the front of the classroom since this is a “good traditional teaching method” and a “commonsense approach to teaching”. Clearly it’s … Continue reading

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Rethinking Education – Yet Again.

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Fair play to whoever is producing or editing the BBC’s “Rethink” series on BBC radio, and managed to insert an item on education into the Radio 4 Today programme this week. This is a series that asks what changes we … Continue reading

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Time to Move On

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Back in 2013 we wrote the following: https://3diassociates.wordpress.com/2013/02/01/rearranging-the-deckchairs/ Rearranging the Deckchairs “You didn’t have to be an absolute genius back in 1912 [the year of the Titanic’s one and only voyage] to imagine that aircraft would become bigger, faster, more … Continue reading

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Catch Up or Further Polarisation?

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Imagine the scene. Young people already disengaged from education, living in inadequate and/or impoverished housing – bereft of personal computers and home-learning equipment – are told to attend school during the summer holidays to “catch up”. As they trudge their … Continue reading

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Did Anyone Apologise to Educators?

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The government has announced that schools don’t have to open fully until September. They’ve miraculously worked out that social distancing is impossible in the majority of schools – something the profession and teaching unions had told them months ago. Not … Continue reading

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Post Covid-19: A New Education Paradigm

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The National Education Union has announced its own “Five Tests” that need to be passed before educational establishments are re-opened – mirroring the health secretary’s tests for the end of this lockdown. https://neu.org.uk/neu-five-tests-government-schools-can-re-open They are: Reduced numbers of Covid-19 cases … Continue reading

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Action Now for Post-Covid Education

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It shouldn’t take a pandemic for us to reconsider the purpose of education. It didn’t take a pandemic for many of us to reconsider the purpose of education. Those of us who’ve been unhappy and sometimes apoplectic about the direction … Continue reading

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Home Educating: Thought for the Day

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Homeschooling or home educating? There’s a few messages doing the rounds on social media regarding “home educating”. Another one says, Contrast this with the comments of a headteacher on Radio 4’s Today programme this morning. We’re not going to name … Continue reading

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New Decade, New Year, New Start

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Entering these roaring twenties the state of our health and wellbeing must be of the utmost importance to one and all. Collectively, we need to promote and value our wellbeing – particularly in our schools and our communities where age … Continue reading

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It’s RSE Day

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Today is the inaugural RSE Day. For many years we’ve been writing about the importance of Relationships and Sex Education, and how sadly devalued it has been. Times are changing and thankfully it has received its deserved statutory status. Here’s … Continue reading

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