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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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Education: Stuck in a Failing Paradigm

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“Our education system has mined our minds in the way that we strip-mined the earth, for a particular commodity, and for the future it won’t serve us. We have to rethink the fundamental principles on which we are educating our … Continue reading

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Say NO to 2021 Exams – and beyond.

Gavin Williamson has now stated his position clearly and has declared that students in English schools WILL be taking GCSE and A-Level examinations in the summer of 2021. A delay of three weeks has been provided for the six-month loss … 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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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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