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Episode 12: To ICT or not to ICT with Maggie Irving

In tonight’s episode we discuss the announcement of the independent review ordered by David Cameron to look into whether retailers and broadcasters should be subject to new restrictions preventing them selling sexualised products aimed at children. Schools Minister Sarah Tether has asked Reg Bailey, chief executive of Mothers’ Union to conduct the investigation. More in […]

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Episode 11: In the News

This week, Steve, Matthew and Jay discuss items from this week’s news. Local Authorities to Share the Running of Education and Social work – Two Scottish Local Authorities are to share responsibility for education and Social work services in a creative response to budget constraints. http://www.heraldscotland.com/news/education/councils-to-share-running-of-schools-as-budget-cuts-loom-1.1069886 Muslim Weekend Schools Teach Fundamentalist Islam in the UK […]

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EPISODE 8: “Citizenship” WITH SPECIAL GUEST JOHN LLOYD

Tonight we enjoyed trying out our new ‘magazine’ style programme with some news and a themed article, which tonight was citizenship (or cities and ships?) Find out what Sci-fi writer Robert Heinlein, Aristotle and Rousseau might have in common. Our news items included a story about allowing schools to innovate around the timing of entering […]

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EPISODE 7: News Episode

Jay, Matthew and Stephen have fun getting into flow with some current learning stories. Including, another report from the Millenium Cohort Study, Institute of Education in London claiming that 1 in 4 boys dislike school by the age of 7.  Links to the research and story can be found through: http://www.ioe.ac.uk/newsEvents/45853.html.  Matthew linked this to […]

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