Emphasis was placed on community involvement and responsibility; the utilisation of technology in an open and more dynamic forms of learning; re-orientating the curriculum and preparing young people for adulthood in times of rapid and complex change; through both formal and informal learning.
A review of Diane Ravitch, ‘The Death and Life of the Great American School System: How testing and choice are undermining education’.
A question of degree It is hard to fault David Cameron’s comment that, when a child steps through the school gates for the first time, the most important thing is who the teacher is. To have a teacher who understands the child’s emotional and intellectual needs, and appreciates the journey that the child is embarking […]
“Education is what remains after you have forgotten everything you ever learnt in school”, claimed Mark Twain. We don’t remember, at least I don’t, the content of what we learnt all those years ago, but what we do use every day (quite literally for our survival) is just how to learn. That was the vital […]
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