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Episode 152: Highlighting the need for cheese on toast

Matthew and I are delighted to be back podcasting after the summer break; although we will now be going Goveless, the Goves are off as we ruminate on recent events in England, such as his impact and events surrounding the so-called Trojan Horse affair. The conversation resonates with a Scottish story about the exam system […]

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Episode 141: The Geography of French

We were very sad to hear about the death of Bev Evans, educationalist, artist and campaigner for special education, from South Wales, who guested on a few of our podcasts. A wonderful person who will be sorely missed.  Our condolences to family and friends. Matthew and Steve pick up some themes from last week sparked […]

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EPISODE 140: A COMMON WEAL EDUCATION

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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Episode 136: Voices from the choir

Addicted as we are to well informed and influential guests, tonight we are delighted to welcome back on to the podcast, the Real David Cameron.  Matthew introduces us to a story about gaming and the curriculum, and before we know it our conversation takes in the purposes of education, the curriculum, and assessment.  Matthew, despite […]

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