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Category Archives: Just Stuff
Just noted this site providing articles about contemporary issues in school improvement, which seems interesting. The article that caught my attention was a study which challenged the research findings that have seemed to suggest that ‘feedback’ always led to improvement. … Continue reading
This (TEDxExeter) talk by Simon Peyton Jones is about the brand new subject of ‘computer science’. Nothing to do with art, craft and design then. But he talks about: too much focus on technology and not enough on ideas; about … Continue reading
Genuinely humbled and moved by a nation holding a pencil aloft as a sign of solidarity and democratic freedom.
it was always the case that we learn best from our peers, which is why networks are so important. It was good to join SEAD network meeting recently. These meetings are so very different to normal CPD where the dynamics … Continue reading
Another post in the thinking allowed series. After months of uncertain speculation I guess we can start to see some things emerging from the fog that this administration has created around the issue of assessment. So what do we know, … Continue reading
I worry that there may be no way back now, at least in secondary schools. It seems that, at every level, and in every circumstance, the only response is to create a box to tick. Talking to friends yesterday there … Continue reading
Lots of old friends materialised at a CPD course on Friday. We were looking at some of the implications of the new curriculum and, I hope, seeing it as an opportunity rather than a threat. It was good to look … Continue reading
I was preparing a talk for some headteachers and thinking about the bottom line, the minimum entitlement, the art programme of study in a nutshell. It was hard to find the minimum prescribed content and idle speculation led to wondering … Continue reading