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Education Pledges from the Political Parties

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There’s a useful website that may help you decide which political party you’ll vote for in the General Election. https://voteforpolicies.org.uk/ The fact that it anonymises a series of political statements, so that you don’t know which party each statement comes … Continue reading

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OECD: PISA on Problem-Solving

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OECD has released the results of the first PISA assessment of creative problem solving this week. 85,000 students from 44 countries did a computer-based test to identify whether they could transfer their knowledge into solving real-life problems. http://www.oecd.org/education/singapore-and-korea-top-first-oecd-pisa-problem-solving-test.htm There’s some … 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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