Campaign for Learning Policy Briefings: Rose Review and 16-18 NEETS

The interim findings of the Rose Review were launched on 8 December. Sir Jim Rose is quoted as saying: “The demands of society on primary schools have risen and continue to rise but if we are to establish a ‘world […]

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AERO E-News December 2008. Important New Resources for Alternative Education

Some great new resources from AERO. Source: E-News 18.12.2008 Two Incredible New Resources! After a gap of 14 years, the AERO database, now consisting if over 12,000 educational alternatives, is now

CfL Policy Pamphlet: ‘Higher Education And The Cuckoo In The Nest’

The Campaign for Learning’s new policy pamphlet on Part Time HE has been announced.  Entitled ‘Higher Education And The Cuckoo In The Nest’, the report, prepared by Policy

NZ Education Gazette Dec 2008: Guy Claxton and Key Competencies by Wayne Erb

GUY CLAXTON is an international expert on learning – he's also a fan of the new curriculum's key competencies. WAYNE ERB reports Ever step back from teaching and consider

Press release: Gateway Sixth Form College texts its way to successful communication with students using PageOne

December 15th, 2008- PageOne, the UK’s leading mobile messaging company today announces that its JANET txt service and MoodleMobile module, have both been chosen by Leicester’s Gateway Sixth

Press release: RDI is Teaching the Russians a Thing or two

Resource Development International (RDI - http://www.rdi.co.uk ), the world's largest independent provider of UK university distance learning qualifications, is teaching the Russians a thing or two... literally! RDI

Edutopia News 10th December 2008

World Without Walls: Learning Well with Others. How to teach when learning is everywhere. Fascinating article by by Will Richardson Edutopia Magazine December 2008. It begins: Earlier this

Press release: NHS focus on children in 2009, must include mental health, says YoungMinds

YoungMinds welcomes the focus on children outlined in yesterdays NHS operating framework, but warns that the NHS must look at both children’s physical and mental health. There can

Futurelab Vision Magazine 8: January – June 2008

VISION magazine: Issue 8 The latest issue of Futurelab's bi-annual magazine features articles on informal learning, computer games in education, neuroscience and learning, Positive Activities for Young People, planning

Campaign for Learning: Learning to Learn Training

A competency curriculum that develops the PLTS 20 January 2009 Learning to Learn for Personalised Learning A competency based curriculum rather than a subject based curriculum for KS3? QCA recommends a flexible

Press release: The Times and The Sunday Times Books for Schools is back

Free books for schools! The Times and The Sunday Times Books for Schools is back  “I’m always in favour of people who want to give books to children. Hooray! More

Montessori Foundation – Fuji Montessori Kindergarten Innovative Design

Fuji Montessori Kindergarten from Montessori Foundation Online News December 2008.(Montessori Foundation: http://www.montessori.org/) Fuji Montessori Kindergarten in the Tokyo suburb of Tachikawa has recently moved into innovative new architect-designed

Press release: Human rights groups welcome European judges’ DNA database decision

In a landmark decision made today, European judges backed the rights of about a million innocent people, including tens of thousands of innocent children, who have had their

Natural Life Magazine and Website: http://www.naturallifemagazine.com/

PEN Comment: interesting article that could have come from the pen of our own Roland Meighan ! A Teacher Questions Compulsory Schooling Imagine what would happen if our current compulsory

Edutopia News 3rd December 2008 – Project-Based Hyper Learning: Intrinsic Student Learning Experiences at Their Best

An interesting Item highlighted in Edutopia's December 3rd e-news from the Edutopia blog by Ben Johnson (2/12/2008). This quote will give you a flavour: 'So, now, let's get back

Personalised Education Now Journal 9. Autumn – Winter 2008-9 out now!

Our latest journal is out now. Distrubuted free to members Contents include: Two feature articles

  • Sci – Fi Nightmare Becomes Reality – Paul    Henderson. Paul invites us to look at the

Membership: Centre for Personalised Education – Personalised Education Now

Personalised Education Now welcomes members, both individuals and groups, who support and promote its vision. Its membership includes educators in learning centres, home educating settings, schools, colleges and

Campaign for Learning policy briefings

Adult skills at the crossroads: what's in store for 2009? 16 December 2008, 2pm - 4pm London, £99 plus VAT Following the Queen's speech and with the recent publication of the

DEMOS: The Skills Paradox: Confronting inequality in adult learning

The Skills Paradox: Confronting inequality in adult learning 11 December, Demos Demos is launching a new pamphlet confronting inequality in adult learning.  The Skills Paradox warns that Britain faces a

Press release: Schools Need to Develop a Culture of Innovative Teaching Fit for Education in the 21st Century

Schools Need to Develop a Culture of Innovative Teaching Fit for Education in the 21st Century New Futurelab handbook helps teachers to develop innovative practice A new handbook from education

Futurelab – Promoting Transformative Innovation in Schools

The new handbook, ‘Promoting Transformative Innovation in Schools’, is designed to prompt debate around the nature and purpose of innovation in schools. It aims to offer evidence, insights,

Job Post: Director of TIDE

Director of Tide~ £37,161 – £41,602 [pay award pending] Tide~ global learning is a network of teachers and other educators responding to the educational implications of global dimensions, development perspectives and

Press Release: Cranfield Health provides the missing link

‘More universities should provide courses that offer hands-on experience to better prepare their students.’ This is the response from the Head of Cranfield Health, Professor Joe Lunec, after

New York Times: College May Become Unaffordable for Most in U.S.

By Tamar Lewin. Tuition and fees increased 439 percent from 1982 to 2007, while median family income rose 147 percent.

School of Everything: November 2008 News

Ho Ho Ho,The Christmas lights are up on the High Street and the mince pies are selling like hot cakes. School of Everything has got into

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