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To Kill a Metaphor

In this week’s pod cast with Graham Leicester of the IFF we discussed, amongst other things the paradox of improving schools and curricula in the ‘third horizon’ in a time of financial cuts and restraints.  One of the solutions discussed was that training might start to happen more in establishments.  I jokingly pushed an old […]

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Boiling a Frog

 On our recent podcast, “Inside Learning”, with Professor John MacBeath, he said that he thought that the middle layer of local authority support in Scottish Education was a strength of the system. He specifically contrasted this with the English system where the middle layer was vanishing or non-existent. John linked the huge disparity between […]

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How is the internet shaping the ways in which we learn?

By Jay Helbert A few weeks ago I came across an interview in New Scientist with author of ‘The Shallows – What the Internet is Doing to our Brains’, Nicholas Carr.  In this interview (http://www.newscientist.com/blogs/culturelab/2010/09/nicholas-carr-surfing-our-way-to-stupid.html), Mr Carr lays down some of the key ideas from his book including the idea that the way information is […]

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