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Remembering the Holocaust: a school’s story of compassion and connection

George Croxford.   The Wiltshire market town of Wootton Bassett is no stranger to remembrance and commemoration. Paying our respects, pausing to remember, to learn and show solidarity with those who grieve or suffer is perhaps what most people know

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Ofsted has turned our attention back to what makes a good curriculum. We now need better answers

 John White. Ofsted has begun consulting on a revised draft inspection framework. The inspectorate wants to move away from an over-reliance on results and to focus on how these have been achieved – ‘whether they are the result of broad

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A word to the wise: what does it mean to be an educated school-leaver?

  IOE Events. Through our What if… debates we have endeavoured to tackle the big, longstanding debates in education. This month we took on perhaps the biggest of them all: ‘knowledge vs skills’. Recent commentaries have brought greater nuance to the

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Enquiring minds: building a picture of how children learn to understand subjects

  Arthur Chapman.  Over the last year and a half or so, my colleagues and I in the UCL Institute of Education’s  Subject Specialism Research Group have been thinking together about schooling and about how children develop and build their knowledge.

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If young people are to change the world they need the knowledge, the global skills and the belief they can do it

  Douglas Bourn.  The impact of globalisation on economies, societies and communities is one of the major issues of today. It can be seen in Trump’s emphasis on “America first”, the rationale behind Brexit and recent social events in France.

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Posted in International development, Teaching, learning, curriculum & assessment, young people
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