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Episode 37 Gove on the game

Super Gove or Super Mario?

Some plaudits for Gove this week, although hang on we can’t go overboard, as he sees a computer game for maths and praises its potential, while game developers roll their eyes at his missing the bigger picture:

http://www.guardian.co.uk/technology/gamesblog/2011/jul/05/michael-gove-games-education

Institute of Education research on what it takes for disadvantaged children to succeed against the odds
http://www.ioe.ac.uk/newsEvents/53557.html

Show Racism the Red Card, still a long way to go and still a big issue in schools:
http://www.capitalfm.com/on-air/news-travel/uk-world-news/racism-still-an-issue-in-english-schools/

Never Mind the ****ocks it’s private universities, we go into rant mode, but then can we help students make better choices of places to study?
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/education-13874483
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/education-14011448

Great TED talks to do with education collected here:
http://www.emergingedtech.com/2011/06/8-great-ted-talks-about-the-future-of-education-and-teaching/

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