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Morgan v Gove – A Fight Over Education?

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“Education chief fights back in battle with Michael Gove over schools” – Guardian headline http://www.theguardian.com/politics/2014/dec/06/nicky-morgan-battle-michael-gove-schools Hmmm. Can this really be true? Or could the Guardian be stirring a pot of half-truths? The paper goes on to say: The education secretary, … Continue reading

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Over to You, Tristram

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The Guardian Education Manifesto article yesterday has provided plenty of food for thought – for us, at least. We hope it’s had a similar effect on Tristram Hunt and his team within the Labour Party. Neither David Blunkett’s review of … 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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The Rights, Lefts and Wrongs of Education

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Education is powerful. Education is political. It has to be.  It can enable us to tackle inequalities or it can perpetuate injustice. It can inspire children to learn or it can stultify their enjoyment of learning for life. Education can … Continue reading

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