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The London Festival of Education: 50 Shades of Grey Matter

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The thing that became increasingly obvious during this year’s London Festival of Education last Saturday is that the ‘traditionalists’ still don’t get it. After all that’s been said and done about the developmental and learning needs of children and young … Continue reading

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Young People Explain Exam Stress

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Today (Thursday 27th March) is the BBC News Schools Report day. It’s a fantastic opportunity for young people to be involved in presenting and making the news – an excellent example of co-production. http://www.bbc.co.uk/schoolreport/26516060 On Tuesday this week BBC Radio … Continue reading

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Tough Young Teachers doing Sex Education

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Like many with an interest in education and pedagogy, we’ve been watching BBC3’s “Tough Young Teachers” with, at times, uncomfortable fascination. Many have commented on this series and how it highlights some significant concerns about placing young graduates in challenging … Continue reading

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Free Schools in a Digital Age

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Continuing with the Free School theme this week, there would appear to be three common reasons why someone would want to open a new school that’s publicly funded and operates alongside existing school provision even where there are already sufficient … 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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Education Versus Schooling

This week’s editorial in the Observer – on education – was something of a dog’s breakfast, so let’s take a look at some of its elements and see what can be made of them. Interestingly the Observer itself couldn’t make … Continue reading

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