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Practical Courses: Everybody is not the same

In response to changes to the design of the official government school league tables, IPPR (Institute for Public Policy Research) found that 60 per cent of schools are cutting back on their work-focused, technical and practical courses. The reforms to the league table will mean that practical qualifications will count as less when compared to […]

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Top universities really are biased in favour of private school pupils

Extract from the Independent Article: “Pupils from state schools and ethnic minority groups need higher A-level results than those from private schools to get into Britain’s top universities, says a study out today.” In my opinion, this is not news nor is it current affairs. This has been happening for years and from personal experience […]

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WHAT DOES IT LOOK LIKE?

One great quote from the video clip: “In a system that is meant to teach and help the youth, there is no voice from the youth at all.” This is sadly very true about many education systems. Following on from my previous post Sir Ken Robinson: Changing Education Paradigms, the innovative and effective self-directed learning or […]

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Evidence-based practice: why number-crunching tells only part of the story

Randomised Controlled Trials are a very good research method that can help radically reform education in order to meet the needs of the individual and society today. An excerpt from Rebecca Allen’s blog: “Social contexts change faster than evolution changes our bodies. Whilst I would guess that taking a paracetamol will still relieve a headache in […]

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Sir Ken Robinson – Changing Education Paradigms

With youth unemployment at an all-time high worldwide, it is seriously time to question all education systems and practices. Unfortunately too many education systems are based on what Sir Ken calls a “production line” mentality. Where we enter a system that should produce educated, enlightened and employable young people. We can see that these production […]

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