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Episode 157: Welsh Farrago

We are delighted to welcome back the campaigning Bill Boyd as the three musketeers return to the digital highway, cutting a swathe through education news items. A discussion on inspection, accountability and support sparked by Education Scotland: Education inspection and review consultation underway, link here What does the growth of the Khan academy signify? “The […]

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Episode 147: Please, Mr Postman

Letters are being written, and delivered -oh yeah! Including one to Dr Schleicher. In Matthew’s absence Bill and Steve bring the show home in good time, hitting the sub 45 minute mark – wait and see!.  Tonight Bill and Steve chew over the education news and return to some on-going themes, such as concerns about […]

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Episode 146: To Kill (of) Mice and Men

After our fortnight of pining for our podcast fix, the talk flows tonight.  Bill joins us for tonight’s news edition, dominated by a trawl through our encounters with English Literature and  Matthew’s admission that he was never that keen on Steinbeck anyway.  The issue of the English literature syllabus raises serious concerns about how we […]

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Tonight Steve loses the insidelearning jingle and plays you in with something celestial.  Bill and Steve focus on a new report written by Professor Brian Boyd on behalf of the Jimmy Reid foundation. While the focus is on Scottish education and its future direction, the report and ensuing conversations have universal import and significance for […]

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Episode 137: It Should Have been messier!

Tonight Bill and Steve steer the podcast through the slalom of bad punning, into a couple of news items before discussing some of the issues raised by the Real David Cameron (Podcast tart) in last week’s episode: namely, the challenges of assessment in relation to Curriculum for Excellence. This is not simply a Scottish story, […]

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