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Episode 125: Canon, and on, and on, and on….

 As promised, we get stuck into Alfie Kohn’s list of points to make schools “our children deserve”.   Inevitably, we are thoroughly ill- disciplined about it and enjoy ourselves too much, which means the programme is a long one.  Stick with it, from out of the mash condense little droplets of fine drinking, or something like […]

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Episode 121: Gene, genius

He screams and he bawls Gene, genius let yourself go ooh, Gove, go,go, go – Apologies to David Bowie (a hero), as policy issues light our fires this week       We had a little digression through the world of pricy and obscure academic publishing but here’s an interesting blog on the open access […]

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Episode 116: Driller killer

The hosts of insidelearning decide they are not good with calendars and mess up again with dates -our fault.  Edutalk live is next week! Never mind, a stimulating conversation ensues about this week’s news items. Schools Direct -changes to teacher education.  Links here and here and here.  Plus link to Scotland’s review of teacher education […]

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Episode 115 Let’s dance!

“Sweden’s top free schools provider to close, in blow to Education Secretary Michael Gove”  Lewis Smith writing in the Independent: here “Phonics test ‘accurate but unnecessary” By Katherine Sellgren I-levels replace GCSEs: Gove’s great reform or another bemusing move? Warwick Mansell article and Richards Adams article  Libraries – the end of books as we […]

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