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The Long Goodbye

“So long, farewell, auf wiedersehen, adieu” as the Inside Learning podcast bids farewell to listeners everywhere, and nowhere.  For reasons we discuss on the podcast, Matthew and I have decided that this will be the last one;  the archive will remain.  Thank you to fellow presenters, loyal listeners, former guests and friends for being with […]

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Episode 97: The Deliverologist

We are delighted tonight to be joined by friend of the podcast, Bill Boyd.  Bill talks about one of his great passions in teaching – the use of film and films as texts. Bill Boyd – The Literacy Adviser Blog http://literacyadviser.wordpress.com/ Bill recommends: “The Life and Death of Secondary for All” by Richard Pring There’s […]

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Episode 60 Twenty thousand leagues under the GCSE

Tonight we have a discussion/dialogue/think or just a rant about the distorting effects of league tables and the need for some more innovation in the system rather than just asking creative teachers to work harder.  Its starts off with a story about achievement:  Hannah Richardson and Katherine Sellgren  BBC story “struggling pupils don’t catch up, […]

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Episode 33- Changing Schools Part 1

Matthew wakes up to the fact that the football season finished for Jay and I some months ago and we get on to a couple of policy items before discussing the issues of schools and their place as institutions for future learners. Gove plans to scrap contextual value added in league tables, TES story:  http://www.tes.co.uk/article.aspx?storycode=6086535 […]

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