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So what is Further Education? And why is it so hard to define?

Martin Doel. According to a recently released CBI Report – In Perfect Harmony: Improving Skills Delivery in England – the English skills system has undergone 28 major reform programmes in the past 30 years. The result, the report argues, is

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Posted in Education policy, Further higher and lifelong education

Children’s experiences of classrooms: drawing on the authority of their own voices

  Eleanore Hargreaves.  I was advising my daughter about her education when she remarked, ‘Well, I’m not like you!’ Children may experience classroom teaching in ways that, as teachers (or parents), we have not imagined. By finding out from children

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Posted in Childhood & early education, Teaching, learning, curriculum & assessment

Slow down you move too fast, you got to make the meaning (sic) last

‘Slow’ human intelligence must be valued more holistically if we are to really benefit from the power of AI, says Rose Luckin.  The end of 2017 brought some worrying observations about the progress of Artificial Intelligence with respect to UK

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Posted in Education policy, ICT in education

Sexual harassment at school: What can young people’s gender based activism tell us?

Jessica Ringrose and Hanna Retallack.  To teachers, students and researchers in the field of gender and education, the findings in the recent report “Sexism in Schools: ‘It’s just everywhere’ were not surprising. The study, commissioned by the National Education Union

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Posted in Leadership and management, Teaching, learning, curriculum & assessment

Lesson study: new evaluation did not do this valuable type of teacher development justice

Sarah Seleznyov, with members of the Collaborative Lesson Research Group*. “If there is no impact on teaching and learning, then that (intervention) is not lesson study”.  (Akihiko Takahashi at a workshop in London, 7 December 2017) Having looked forward to

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Posted in Leadership and management, Teachers and teaching assistants, Teaching, learning, curriculum & assessment