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What Constitutes ‘Rigour’ in Our 21st-Century Educational Systems? [DMLcentral]

My latest post for DMLcentral is up. Entitled What constitutes ‘rigour’ in our 21st-century educational systems? I analyse the latest moves of Michael Gove, the English Secretary of State for Education: What concerns me about Gove’s proposals is the assumption that rigour consists of a very particular method of assessing young people’s knowledge, understanding and […]

Is Michael Gove systematically dismantling English state education?

Is Michael Gove systematically dismantling state education in England? I’m not sure. To believe so presumes competence, intention and strategy on his part. Most of what I observe is an ill-informed sociopath flapping about at seemingly-random educational targets. See what you think by looking at these BBC News stories since the beginning of the calendar […]

Mobile phone ban? #govephonehome

If you believe that mobile phones aren’t just used by young people for bullying, ‘happy slapping’ and distracting each other from learning, then you need to get involved with this: [googleapps domain=”docs” dir=”document/pub” query=”id=1Di2_VPG5gCbDw-p5wP-oOuPefSH5VDjynOOBeaGVIIc&embedded=true” width=”650″ height=”500″ /] http://bit.ly/govephonehome