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.

Future Proofing Our Schools? – More on Positive Thinking

3D Eye is a great believer in positive thinking, and a recent edition of Radio 4’s series called Positive Thinking was well worth a listen. The title of the programme is Future Proofing Our Schools. https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m000tcb9 Are we future proofing … Continue reading

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“We need a different approach to education”

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Consider the following: “The consequences of the standardised exam system? It’s a classic example of unintended consequences. It began with good intentions which was to raise “standards”. It’s ended up with a tick-box, teach to the test, grade-factory approach to … Continue reading

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The New Music Curriculum

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The government has announced a new “Model Music Curriculum” – https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/teaching-music-in-schools Here is the press release: https://www.gov.uk/government/news/new-music-curriculum-to-help-schools-deliver-world-class-teaching The Model Music Curriculum (MMC) outlines a complex and prescriptive approach to learning music. It’s been developed “by a panel of 15 music … Continue reading

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Some thoughts on science, problem solving and the reinvention of our system of education

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Heard on Radio 4’s Start The Week this week: https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m000tcnk A very interesting thought to begin this or indeed any week! One that teachers might put to their students. What are the most important problems currently affecting our daily lives? … Continue reading

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“I was born with music inside me”

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A New Vision for Lifelong Learning

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According to an editorial in the Guardian, “a campaign is growing around a new vision for lifelong learning.“ https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2021/mar/21/the-guardian-view-on-adult-education-bring-back-evening-classes We might well ask why it’s taken so long for the Guardian and others to develop such a vision, and when … Continue reading

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Progressing Education

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Child Mental Health Week, Again.

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Being Donald Trump: Education, Intelligences, Integrity and Impeachment

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PSHE IS Compulsory

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For those who don’t know, PSHE is compulsory. Now. Personal, social, health and economic education. Life skills. It’s been compulsory in schools since September 2020. Schools that are not teaching PSHE currently are expected to be doing so by the … Continue reading

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