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Talking their language: how London's university-school partnerships are helping to tackle the MFL crisis

Caroline Conlon

In the ‘Modern Foreign Languages Pedagogy Review’ published last November by the Teaching Schools Council for the Department for Education, Review chair Ian Baukham paints a bleak picture of language learning in England’s secondary schools. 1,273 more words

Teaching, Learning, Curriculum & Assessment

How I became interested in Geography....

Stephen Scoffham, one of the authors of Teaching Primary Geography, reflects on what geography means to him and how he became interested in it. 848 more words


Education: Homeschool or Traditional Schooling?

In the UK, it has been usual to enrol a child in a school at age four or five. Other options would have been considered out of the ordinary. 628 more words


Know nothing, Know-all

I remember the first National Curriculum, or I should say, the first primary national curriculum (secondary remains a ‘here be dragons’ kind of place to me, a mystery full of grey corridors and children wearing blazers).  1,223 more words



thoughts on education.

-its a drag

– the national curriculum is a mess

-politics should be compulsory and studied at gcse level NATIONALLY
-art courses are a joke, its subjective and the analysis they demand can easily be bs’d through… 160 more words

The Thinker

As I lay in bed wondering if I would ever walk again – having been cruelly crippled by chronic back pain and reduced to a whimpering husk of a man, desperately trying to cease all bodily movement until the time inevitably came to shuffle over to the side of the bed and wee into a bucket – it seemed an appropriate time to consider the changes I would have to make in my potential new life as a, now bedridden, beacon of education. 1,385 more words


The knowledge question

The recent post by teachingbattleground, centred on the arguments around a knowledge-based curriculum reminded me that, while nobody – surely – is arguing that we should not teach children knowledge, it might be timely to explore what we mean by… 332 more words