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DfE – the D is for the 'Day'

Ooh I was terribly excited. Being invited to the DfE to discuss…well something educational I guess. I didn’t really know anything about it. Who was going? 769 more words


Is your school ready for computing?

Ian Livingstone, a leading figure in the UK games industry, recently paid a visit to The Key to talk about computing in the new National Curriculum. 473 more words

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The Changing Curriculum - Digital Technologies

As a student of education and soon to be teacher, I believe that it is essential to remain up to date and aware of the ongoing developments in education in Australia, particularly in regards to the curriculum, and how these changes will inevitably affect the way in which we teach. 397 more words

Today we are learning how to do the things your parents should have taught you

I’ve worked in three schools that had a Nursery as part of its early years setting. Two out of three of them were, in my opinion, outstanding examples of what provision at that age should be. 951 more words


The Curriculum's Tongues of Fire

When does the curriculum go from a book on shelf with structured descriptions to a global language that needs  expression and understanding from all corners of the planet? 329 more words


The ‘Human League’ Tables

In my last post I had a dig at ‘testing’ but in truth I am more concerned about the direction of travel in education. Our obsession with accounting for the quality of ‘education’ via tables, tests and historical ‘status quo’ rather than understanding the meaning of what we are doing or trying to achieve.   695 more words

Students against proposed changes to university admission

A call for a complete overhaul of the way students are assessed for university entrance has received little support among university students.

Many students would support “improvements” to the current ATAR system, but are opposed to radical changes that have been proposed to revamp university admission. 545 more words