Micromanaging won’t help children, they need space to explore and learn about themselves, and the world. However, can the internet really offer this?
What is to be done with assessment? This seems to be on the lips of many teachers, head teachers, parents and, even, students at the moment. Recent revelations that teachers may have been fixing assessments and results, helping students unduly and outside of the regulated amounts with coursework and other non-exam assessments. This has been […]Read more "Assessing the education system"
What would the world look like without the arts and humanities? Well, in the not too distant future we may know. The relentless drive in the English education system to push STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) subjects, may bring that dystopian nightmare to fruition. Education has been hijacked by philistines whose only belief is […]Read more "Why the arts and humanities are still important"
More and more students are demanding instant gratification from their teachers, lecturers and institutions. Whether it’s their demand for the right grade, to be taught by their preferred teacher or lecturer, or to have ‘dangerous’ and ‘harmful’ topics and speakers censored, students want to assert power over their education. Students, or at least a very […]Read more "Let’s take entitlement out of education"