Occasional commentary on education, technology, culture and stuff.
Some thoughts on research findings in education that somehow become universal laws.
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A thought stream on the cultural oppression faced by classroom teachers. #edutalk
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An audioBoom recorded as a substitute for my attendance at Teachmeet SLF 2015, which I have had to cancel due to work commitments. It calls for the introduction of Academy Status for Schools in Scotland and sets out some rationale for it.
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Organisations who are unable to make intelligent choices because of rules and constraints imposed on themselves, in the abstract and with the consequence that the right solution or pathway forward cannot be used.
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The degree to which organisations and systems, like people, have control of their destiny depends not insignificantly on how well educated they are.
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Change is coming to Scotland's education system, not only in the new curriculum but also in the context in which we as a nation are developing our identity and place in the world. #edutalk
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A response to the outcomes of the SELMAS conference this week, identifying the things that were not said and calling for a more radical approach to reform than the current conservative mindset. #glow #edutalk #selm4s13
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Prompted by a conversation with a former pupil, this boo considers what can be done to promote an ethos of ownership of learning? Some students just sort it out for themselves. What about the rest? #edutalk
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How do teachers tackle a student's claim of, "I can't do this"? Often what is presented is not the problem but with skill and patience, the skilled teacher can overcome this obstacle to learning. #edutalk
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From October 2017, this is the new home for some of my podcasts that I formerly published on AudioBoom. It inlcudes a selection of podcast episodes from 2011 to 2017 and all new episodes.