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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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#KidsStrike3rdMay – Let Kids Be Kids

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We can’t let #KidsStrike3rdMay go by without publishing a blog post on this superb intiative that’s put high stakes tests back on England’s national agenda. “Sats are making learning nit-picky and joyless “: One parent’s open letter explaining why she … Continue reading

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The Finnish System of Education, Part Two

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As outlined in our previous post, the curriculum in Finland is continually under review – and those who review it are educational professionals, including senior teachers in schools. Changes to the basic curriculum are not subject to political or bureaucratic … Continue reading

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Inside Out and A Child of our Times

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Radio 4’s ‘Today’ programme today contained a superficial item on ‘brain science’ and on human emotions – hanging a discussion on a new Pixar movie (plug) called Inside Out. The Guardian’s review of the movie tells us “It’s about what’s … Continue reading

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The Robert Cohan Lecture: What Matters?

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Readers may have noticed our tweets from the lunchtime lecture at The Place yesterday – the inaugural annual Cohan Lecture which was given by Robert Cohan himself. After a brief opening address Mr Cohan took part in a conversation with … Continue reading

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Drawing a Line with Chris Riddell: Children’s Laureate 2015-17

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“Do you have hands? Excellent. That’s a good start. Can you hold a pencil? Great. If you have a sketchbook, open it and start by making a line, a mark, wherever. Doodle. Take a line for a walk, as Paul … Continue reading

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Creative Schools: “We need to call time on exam-factory education”

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“The shadow secretary of state salutes Ken Robinson and Lou Aronica’s powerful manifesto which opposes standardised testing and calls for a more inspirational approach to teaching” – The Guardian http://www.theguardian.com/books/2015/apr/23/creative-schools-revolutionising-education-from-the-ground-up-ken-robinson-lou-aronica-review This post is a 3Di review of a book review. … Continue reading

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