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Reinventing Education – Some “Truly Radical Options”

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It’s been a good day for progressive teachers, parents, students and educationalists who see the need to reinvent our systems of education in countries like the UK and the USA – and not simply “reform” them. In the space of … Continue reading

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A Festival of Education – Some Initial Observations

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It’s hard know where to begin with this post on the Festival of Education at Wellington College. Since I’m still feeling riled by Toby Young’s comment about child centred education being “balls”, that would seem an appropriate place to kick … Continue reading

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Personalised Learning and Martha Payne

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What kills curiosity, innovation and imagination? One could argue that a rigid, over-organised curriculum which is imposed on children and young people does precisely that. Enabling children to learn for themselves through their own real interests has to be the … Continue reading

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Curiosity, Questions and Learning.

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Why? It’s a word that parents are unnecessarily fearful of. Why? It’s a question that a toddler instinctively asks as he is learning about his life, his environment and all the strange, exciting newness that he witnesses every day. Why … Continue reading

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