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: “Nicky Morgan moves to counter Michael Gove’s ‘toxic’ legacy” Nicholas Watt, Chief Political Correspondent, The Guardian Link here
Steve unashamedly plugs a new book in which he features, published by Bloomsbury, Link here (book available for £15.85 on a certain website with dodgy tax accounting practices -allegedly!).
And so begins a debate on the relationship between higher education and the classroom – a discussion that we will have to return to
Bill talks about a new Mooc that he is participating in and the implications for processes of learning in the future: E-learning and Digital Cultures Link here
Matthew is irked once more by sloppy journalism that while it might have some good content, does us no favours in its black and white presentation of issues, Link here