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The Long Goodbye

“So long, farewell, auf wiedersehen, adieu” as the Inside Learning podcast bids farewell to listeners everywhere, and nowhere.  For reasons we discuss on the podcast, Matthew and I have decided that this will be the last one;  the archive will remain.  Thank you to fellow presenters, loyal listeners, former guests and friends for being with […]

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Episode 163: Who you gonna call?

insidelearning of course, as we root out some more zombie ideas (although horror fans might not forgive us for mixing up ghosts and zombies, but we can’t take either them or ourselves too seriously). A couple of quick news items to ‘kick off’ with:  ‘Ofsted warns secondary school progress ‘stalled’” Link here  “Primary 1-3 class […]

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Episode 161: Eduporn?

Steve and Matthew are delighted to be joined by the ineffable Bill Boyd, Literacy Adviser, as we chew over some recent education news and events.  We talk about the political mood in Scotland and notice in passing that England’s Secretary of State for Education Nicky Morgan is promising a less confrontational style than her predecessor:  […]

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Episode 160: Brass and Mahogany

Matthew and Steve are back on the education news trail tonight, and excited by the scientific achievements of landing a bunch of experiments on a far distant comet.  However, we start with some historical reflection: “The anarchic experimental schools of the 1970s”, By Tom de Castella BBC News Magazine. Link here See also this blog […]

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Episode 158: To Sleep Perchance to Pass?

Could having an extra hour in bed improve your GCSE results? Tonight we discuss this story as reported here. We also talk about the benefits and pitfalls of school placement, how some parents views have affected the decision to allow a boy from Sierra Leone to visit a school in Stockport (find more information here) […]

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