Tag Archives: Ken Robinson

Lovely Brand New National Curriculum

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“The man who was responsible for supervising the first National Curriculum of over 100 years ago was the Senior Chief Inspector, Edmond Holmes. When he retired he wrote a book in which he condemned all that he had been doing … Continue reading

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What the Papers Don’t Say – about Education

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Earlier this week, we asked educators to unite against the onslaught of political interference in education and the continuation of an education system described by Sir Ken Robinson as 19th Century paradigm. We need something new, not revamped or “reformed”. … Continue reading

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Inspirational Castaways – Tanya Byron and Ken Robinson

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We’re big fans of the BBC and of Radio 4, whose coverage of the arts, education, politics and current affairs is often superb. As we all know, it’s impossible to please all of the people all of the time, and … Continue reading

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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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Pink Floyd and the Spirit of Creativity

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Last night’s fascinating documentary on the making of Pink Floyd’s “Wish You Were Here” (BBC4) illustrated again what it means to be “in the zone” in order to be creative and to be focused on the task in hand. When … Continue reading

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Primary Schools – Does Size Matter?

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There were two important education-related news stories in the press last Saturday, alongside the news about Michael Gove’s grilling at the NAHT conference (following the vote of no confidence in him) and Sir Ken Robinson’s scathing article in the Guardian … Continue reading

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Votes of No Confidence and a Public Right to Know

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This is an historic and unprecedented moment for education in England. It appears we now have a full set of organisations representing schools, colleges, teachers, school leaders and parents in England that have recently passed motions of no confidence in … Continue reading

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Quite a Day for Education

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It’s been quite a day for education. To begin with, a heart-warming and brain-stimulating article by Sir Ken Robinson in the Guardian, on the Comment and Debate pages: Gove extols creativity, but he has no idea what it is On … Continue reading

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The ‘Standards Agenda’ and a Big Lie about Education

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It’s important to understand that correlation is not the same as causality. Statisticians understand this, and so should teachers, parents and politicians, many of whom have traded on a false assumption about an inability to reach Level 4 in English … Continue reading

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