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Reaching a Tipping Point? Education 14 – 19

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Labour could ditch GCSEs within 10 years, says Tristram Hunt For several years 3Di has advocated the abolition of 16+ examinations. The first sign that something might be stirring in our national conversation about GCSEs and high stakes examinations came … 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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Singapore, Holistic Learning, and the Future of Education

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A recent article in the Times Educational Supplement indicates the direction of travel of education systems throughout the world (though not, regrettably, in the UK and the USA): http://www.tes.co.uk/article.aspx?storyCode=6358749 The article’s headline – “Curriculum – Singapore heads in a bold … Continue reading

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Educational Disadvantage and the Culture of Examinations

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There’s hardly a week goes by without Mr Gove and Ms Truss drawing attention to themselves with their latest wheeze or gimmick – and last week was no exception. Since they’re currently working in the field of education these specialists … Continue reading

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The Reinvention of Education

Last June we reported on some radical thoughts on education that we’d come across in Forbes’ online magazine – http://www.forbes.com/ Our blog post can be read here: https://3diassociates.wordpress.com/2012/06/16/forbes-radical-thoughts-on-education/ We’re referring back to it today in the light of our recent … Continue reading

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Our Friends in Business

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It’s difficult to know where to begin with this post, other than continue from the previous one. The Confederation of British Industry (CBI) has released a report on the state of education in this country and its lack of fitness … Continue reading

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Learning for Living, and some NEET Ideas.

Teachers: what exactly do you teach? Do you teach ‘subjects’, or do you teach children? What made you become a teacher? Was it because you’re interested in maths, science, English, geography, whatever . . . or because you’re interested in … Continue reading

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