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Added by andy mellor on June 29, 2010 at 5:11pm — No Comments
Given that the Reception children starting at our school in September 2010 will be looking for jobs in the summer of 2023 or around that time depending on the course of their lives beyond 16, what will they need to gain a foothold in the workplace and be successful?
How do we create the right conditions for the future Richard Bransons, Bill Gates, Steve Jobs to rise to the surface?
I don't think any of us would disagree that at least a basic understanding of…Continue
Added by andy mellor on June 10, 2010 at 1:42pm — No Comments
Whilst surfing for useful ICT technology for use in school, I came across something called EducationEye which is produced by Futurelab.
If you haven't seen it, it is worth a visit.
Education Eye is an online tool which allows you to accurately surf for information about ICT including blog posts and allows you to identify police, practice, inspiration, media and other…Continue
Added by andy mellor on June 1, 2010 at 5:05pm — No Comments
I understand that the Government has inherited a huge budget deficit and that savings have to be made but I really feel that the unfair elimination of BECTA will have a huge impact upon the life chances of our children and their ability to support and develop the economy of this country in what will be a very competitive and technology dependent future.
At a time when schools were beginning to question the Victorian premis on which they were originally built, ie get as many…Continue
Added by andy mellor on May 28, 2010 at 12:44pm — No Comments
Great speech by Ken Robinson at TED Feb 10
He talks about starting anew and challenging the existing understanding and prevailing understanding about education and although this isn't comfortable, that we should disenthrall ourselves.
"The dogmas of the quiet past, are inadequate to the stormy present. The occasion is piled high with difficulty, and we must rise with the occasion. As our case is new, so we must think anew and act anew. We must disenthrall…Continue
Added by andy mellor on May 25, 2010 at 6:00am — No Comments