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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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“The business of the school is to make good human beings” through “Fixing the general character and direction of the school curriculum”

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“The business of the school is to make good human beings” “Fixing the general character and direction of the school curriculum” This is the 5th in our series of posts on the contribution of the Hadow Report of 1931 to … Continue reading

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Mud Turtles and Multiple Intelligences – More Thoughts on Examinations

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We’ve already tweeted a link to this Guardian magazine piece by Lucy Mangan, but for those who missed it here’s a brief overview, plus a few of our own thoughts on ‘credentialism’: Sitting exams is a game, and the game … Continue reading

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“They don’t know what they’re good at”

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This may be a good time to think about the human qualities that drive people to act in ways that are altruistic, charitable, loving, philanthropic and show concern for humanity and social justice. Why do some people appear to be … Continue reading

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Is the Tide Really Turning? An all-party committee says education needs reinvention.

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The tide is turning? After the storm-ridden days of the past two months we sincerely hope so, even on another day of downpours. However, there’s a tide beginning to turn in the world of education, and one that we’ve been … Continue reading

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Is Teaching Becoming a Service Industry?

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Following yesterday’s post, here’s the link to the Telegraph article which reported details of Tony Little’s criticisms of government education policy – http://www.telegraph.co.uk/education/educationnews/10485148/Teaching-being-turned-into-a-service-industry-says-Eton-head.html Teaching being turned into a ‘service industry’, says Eton head The headmaster of Eton College warns that … Continue reading

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