Steve Jobs, the founder of Apple, famously said, “I think everyone in this country should learn how to program a computer, because it teaches you how to think.” Yet the value of learning coding is often seen as having an occupational bias rather than a general educational benefit.…Continue
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Schools tend to spend most of their time, money and energy working…Continue
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When an idea as innovative as online learning starts to gain traction in our school systems, it’s important that we take the time to study both how it is impacting the educational environment now and how we can continue to leverage it in the future. In many cases, the…Continue
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Various employer-focussed courses at an affordable price, lessons that understand what you need to learn, sit at home and let the mentors arrive to give you lectures – well if you are thinking that these are the wishes of a day dreamer then hold on! You have news. With distance learning courses in UK even the impossible dreams are coming true. Distance Learning, a comparatively new way of acquiring education has been widely appreciated by countless individuals in last few years. But with…Continue
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Maybe you have thought about the question – “Why is it that nearly all infants, barring the very few with some chemical or physical issue, learn to speak their mother tongue(s) to the level of their peers and only a few years later these figures get reversed?” That is very few children once they go to school ever learn a subsequent language to any level of decent…Continue
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With the immigration policies becoming more rigid than ever along with the rising relocation costs, UK universities have been urged to embrace distance education. In fact educationists are asked to accept this new schooling discipline as a mainstream approach.
Even today, a lot of people treat distance learning indifferently.…Continue
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It is acknowledged that tools help with the "perception" of knowledge. The magnifying glass, the telescope, and the microscope were objects that opened up an entirely new world. It is also acknowledged that people's fingers are too big to examine an amoeba, and people can't just walk up to the moon.
The other biggie in the knowledge game was "the drawing", the recording of information, but further to this was the "sequential" recording of data, which led…
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I have an iPad2 and a New iPad ... and a very happy nephew who has inherited my iPad1.
This Blog is designed to share the…
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As long time readers of our blog will know I am working with a number of schools to support them in creating a culture of high performance learning. If you read back through the blogs you’ll find some of the earlier discussions we have had around becoming clearer about what was their actual vision for the school and what that would look like.
We are now moving from the WHAT to the HOW. This requires us to explore WHO we need to enrol in the new vision and also addressing some of the…Continue
It might seem odd to begin a blog post with this title but hopefully you will find that the analogy is quite apt.
We all live in houses. However, the style, the quality, the fittings, the size, and the neighbourhoods that our houses are in are all different. It seems to be a trend in most countries that many people aspire to the larger house, the higher quality fittings, the expensive neighbourhoods, the more impressive styles, and so on. It would be a rare person that aspires to a…Continue
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I have realised over the past 6 months how few schools are actually clear about what their long term vision is. Part of the impact of this lack of vision and disciplined building of this vision is that schools can quite often be focussed on things that disperse their power and ability. They become like a thirsty person wandering in the desert – going from one mirage to the next. Teachers become inured to change and morale can suffer.
In an increasingly competitive…Continue
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Mark Twain once said “I have never let school interfere with my education.” and this is the motto of UnCollege, a new movement to redefine what and how we learn. The movement isspearheaded by nineteen year old Dale Stephens and its goal is to create a learning program where students will be ‘self-learners’. In other words, students will not go to classes or get grades (or a diploma for that matter). Instead they will formulate…Continue
It is currently a frustrating and challenging time in education. It seems as if teachers and educators are speaking one language and having one set of outcomes for the students they teach, and politicians, the media, and parents are speaking another.
Because they are.
It is occurring because they are standing in different paradigms. We are in the midst of the biggest paradigm shift in the human existence and we all are experiencing issues that I suggest are normal to the…Continue
For all of you who have been following the “Back-to-School” blog – Thank…Continue
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