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Questioning the curriculum: here’s to Michael Young’s next 50 years at the IOE

Geoff Whitty.  Last week the IOE celebrated Professor Michael Young’s 50 years at the IOE and the publication of a festschrift in his honour. I was one of a number of colleagues asked to speak at the event.  Having cancelled

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What knowledge should we teach the next generation? the most important question in education

Alex Standish writes a letter to beginning teachers.   Dear Beginning Teachers, The school curriculum is about what knowledge to teach the next generation. There is no more important question in education. It is the main reason why children go

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Children are analogue beings navigating a digital world

  Sandra Leaton Gray.  If you are a child today, you live your life almost completely in the public domain. Your baby photographs might be on Facebook before the first nappy change. By the time you start primary school, you

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

Harold Rosen’s 50-year-old revolutionary message: children bring a wealth of culture, language and experience to the classroom

John Richmond . Harold Rosen was a leader of thought in the world of English teaching in the second half of the twentieth century. He and his colleagues forged and sustained a new understanding of the purpose and possibilities of secondary

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Let’s stand up for subjects

Michael Young and David Lambert Each curriculum subject contains a different way of understanding the world. Access to this ‘powerful knowledge’ for every pupil should form the basis for any curriculum. This is the central argument of our new book,

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