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A Whirlwind Weekend Part III: Finnish Life and School

When I returned from Tallinn, I was met at the ferry terminal with the second name sign I’ve ever had (the first one was made by my advisors when they met us at the Joensuu airport to welcome us to Finland). 994 more words

Finland In January

11 important points NATE make about the English NC

NATE published an important response to the 2015 National Curriculum for English. The full report is here, but I have pasted in the summing up points at the end of the document as they provide both an excellent summary of the English NC, but also point out its weaknesses. 272 more words

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

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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

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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

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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

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