If you are from Rutland and you are reading this to find out about me so that you can decide whether to come to the sessions I am going to manage … then welcome, I look forward to working with you. The rainbow gets brighter as you get closer to […]
This map was constructed from 3*12 week courses for teachers from Egypt studying the use of digital technologies to enhance teaching and learning. The courses took place at the University of Leicester School of Education.
I am now getting towards the end of my lifelong involvement with teaching and learning and have watched the wheel turn over and over. I have watched dedicated teachers sink under a mess of targets and tests and have witnessed the destruction of freedoms of learning and creativity at the […]
Getting towards the final stages of the course now and things are developing nicely. There is a lot of understanding about the need to vary teaching strategies and that technology could and should help with this. The group has thoroughly engaged in the course content and some really creative ideas […]
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Childhood Children need time and space to grow. The early onset of institutional education does little or nothing to support this notion. Read an Australian view – here.
Photo: An upside-down look at the World On 29th September last year and again on 5th November I wrote about the idea that institutional education the way it stands in England was in real danger of stealing childhood. My PLN today (Tricia Neal) pointed me towards an Independent article published […]
‘Taking the long view’ On 29 September I wrote about the stealing of childhood by institutional interference in the early years. Today I read a report on the BBC News : Two-year-olds should start school, says Ofsted chief .This post-birth institutionalisation seems to be a rehearsal for beginning ‘school’ … […]
All at sea … We start schooling and institutionalisation of children much to early. Today I read on the BBC that: Childcare workers are calling for more play in the early years after a survey suggested social rather than academic skills were key to school readiness. A good debate started […]
The storm is passing, there are fair skies following BBC Scotland today report on students using Twitter … Graeme Pate delivers courses in Primary Education at Glasgow University’s School of Interdisciplinary Studies.He believes students who use social media during his lectures are more likely “to learn and to interact”. He […]
The horizon, at the moment, is a little blurred, but it will clear as time passes It is a long time since I have been here and commented on the state of the current education system. But this week saw the start of the next cohort of PGCE students starting […]