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The Cohan Lecture: Sir Ken Robinson – Dance is as Important as Maths

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Last weekend we went to see Sir Ken Robinson deliver the Cohan Lecture at The Place. This was our second visit, following the inaugural lecture given last year by Robert Cohan himself. https://3diassociates.wordpress.com/2015/06/12/the-inaugural-robert-cohan-lecture-what-matters/ The same title “What Matters?” was suggested … Continue reading

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Shakespeare and the School Play

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Three scenarios, three acts. ACT ONE:            A school in a deprived area of Los Angeles. ACT TWO:           A fictional school in England, categorised by Ofsted as “failing”. ACT THREE:        A secondary school in England and the reality … Continue reading

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Lumiere London: The Value of Creativity – Part Two

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Who thought of floating luminous fish over the Regency grandeur of a well-known London street or a billowing net of changing colours over the busiest crossroads in the West End? How did someone envisage white-lit androgynous bodies sitting on buildings … Continue reading

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Creativity not Competition

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We’d intended to comment on an article in the Observer about the demise of creativity in the UK, particularly the impact of the EBacc on the Arts in education and how that might affect the general Arts scene of the … Continue reading

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The Educators, KIPP Schools and Multi-intelligent Approaches to Education

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BBC Radio Four’s “The Educators” returned this week with a trip to Harlem to interview Dave Levin, co-founder of the KIPP Charter schools in the USA. http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b06ptw79 These schools were set up in economically deprived areas of the US with … Continue reading

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The Robert Cohan Lecture: What Matters?

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Readers may have noticed our tweets from the lunchtime lecture at The Place yesterday – the inaugural annual Cohan Lecture which was given by Robert Cohan himself. After a brief opening address Mr Cohan took part in a conversation with … Continue reading

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The Purpose of Education: An Overdue Conversation

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Are we ever going to get education right if we can’t agree on its aims and purposes? Are the purposes espoused by some diametrically opposed by others? Isn’t there some synergy worth considering that will unite all educators? Naively sometimes, … Continue reading

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