Tag Archives: Radio 4

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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National Priorities, Teachers and Child Protection

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If you were listening to Monday’s Woman’s Hour on BBC Radio 4 you may have heard one of our 3D Eye tweets read aloud whilst the programme was on air: “@BBCWomansHour : Today’s programme is essential listening for all who … Continue reading

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Culture, Knowledge and Learning; Polarity & Unity

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The BBC has again come up with a masterpiece of broadcasting thanks to Radio 4 and Melvyn Bragg. The current series of programmes about “Culture”, which is on air at 9.00am every morning this week, is fascinating. Today’s programme was … Continue reading

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Hilarious

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Hilary seems like a decent and interesting person. Apparently she’s one of the multi-millionaire panel members on a television programme called ‘Dragon’s Den’. She’s typecast, obviously, but she seems down to earth, plain-spoken, intelligent and extremely astute. She’s led an … Continue reading

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A Public Philosopher, and A Great Teacher

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It was good to hear Professor Michael Sandel back on Radio 4 this morning: Sharing The American Dream http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/radio4/2012/10/the_public_philosopher_part_2.html Various issues were raised in the programme, which took the form of a Socratic dialogue with an audience at Harvard University: What is … Continue reading

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The Education Debates – Part One

Sigh. It’s hard to stay positive sometimes. Much as I admire and respect the BBC’s efforts to inform, educate and entertain, I hate it when serious programmes are required to ‘balance’ their presentations by including zealous, elitist, think-tank idiots. And … Continue reading

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