Futurelab: Free Vision Mapper Resource

Futurelab has just launched Vision Mapper, a free online resource that is intended to support education leaders embarking on school redesign, planning a curriculum change or just needing support for long-term decision making or strategy setting. Vision Mapper provides inspirational […]

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Guardian: Sexualised primary pupils worry Ofsted

More evidence (if its needed!) that the fears of those supporting the Badman review are being focused  in the wrong direction! Polly Curtis guardian.co.uk, Tuesday 23 June 2009 20.07 BST

EO: Campaign Website – new page

A new article entitled New Website Page on the Final Badman Report to Ed Balls June 2009 has been posted on the EO Campaign website,

Parents condemn plans for councils to ‘police’ home education

A very lively and interesting set of posts follow the article : Parents condemn plans for councils to 'police' home education in Kent Online 24th June 2009 by

ABC Television: ‘Education systems too narrow’: Sir Ken Robinson

'Education systems too narrow': Sir Ken Robinson Australian Broadcasting Corporation. Broadcast: 16/06/2009. Reporter: Kerry O'Brien Sir Ken Robinson, a leading thinker on education, creativity and innovation, who has advised various

Other learning models video: Imagine a school… Summerhill

Continuning this thread of posts. How sad it would be if we lost what diversity we had in the educational landscape. How sad this diversity is not available

Other learning models video: Democratic education at Sands School

  Democratic education at Sands School   

Rep. Matt Wingard on Oregon’s Virtual Schools, and the OEA’s efforts to Stop Them

One of the threats to those offering choice in the educational landscape is the continuing default positions of those in power and those dominant established interests. We see this in

Other learning models video: Natomas Charter School Individualized Learning Program (ILP)

Natomas Charter School Individualized Learning Program (ILP) is a modified independent study program that serves students in grades 9-12 in Sacramento, CA. This small school setting offers students...

CfL: Creativity and Innovation- 99% Inspiration, 1% Perspiration?

Creativity and Innovation- 99% Inspiration, 1% Perspiration? 07 July 2009, 10am - 4pm (refreshments from 9.30am) Mary Ward House, Tavistock Place, London, WC1H 9SN £175 plus VAT **Special Friends' rate of

Press release: UniServity Announces Strategic Partnership with Microsoft

The ability of technology to connect learners, teachers, mentors and support collaboration grows at pace. If conceived and developed beyond the narrow confines of current schooling, further and higher

Postit Science Corporation – Brain Fitness News June 2009

Postit Science http://www.positscience.com/ Postit Science Corporation - Brain Fitness News June 2009. Two interesting items from the June e-newsletter A Delicious Defense Against Dementia? Scientists at Duke University have found

Flexischooling – advice for Ed Balls

CPE/PEN (as Education Now) have been  advocating that Flexischooling is a good idea since at least 1988 (see Flexischooling. Education for tomorrow, starting yesterday by Dr Roland Meighan

Personalised Education Now E-briefings

Many of you will still be aware that our E-briefing mailings have still not resumed. Unfortunately the mailing software provider - Zoodoka ceased trading and we are looking

Personalised Education Now – Membership 2009-2010

PEN Membership renewals are currently being processed. All renewals and new memberships are receiving a complimentary copy of  our partner Educational Heretics Press http://edheretics.gn.apc.org/ publication When Learning Becomes Your

Personalised Education Now Journal 10. Spring-Summer 2009 out now!

Personalised Education Now Journal 10. Spring-Summer 2009 out now! Our latest journal is out now. Distrubuted free to members Contents include: Feature article Marching to the Beat of a Different Drum

Calling Parents of Alternatively Educated / Home Educated Children

Thanks to Helen Lees for this post. When I discovered the anture of alternative and home education and its difference to mainstream education, I had a sort of moment

Times online: Pupils free to rate teachers’ performance online

Times Online June 24, 2009. Mike Harvey, Technology Correspondent A court has ruled that schoolchildren may rate their teachers online, rejecting the case of a woman who argued that

Independent: Clare Whipple: Try teaching in Africa – you’ll long for Ofsted

If you want to hear a horror story it won't get much worse than this from the Indpendent newspaper.. Clare Whipple: Try teaching in Africa – you'll long for Ofsted Thursday

Guardian: Nearly a million young people not in work or education.

Nearly a million young people not in work or education. Recession is creating record numbers of 'neets', government figures show Anthea Lipsett guardian.co.uk, Wednesday 24 June 2009 09.03 BST

Telegraph: Four-year-olds given ‘therapy’ to improve behaviour.

Children as young as four should be given group therapy at school to control their behaviour, according to Ofsted.   By Graeme Paton, Education Editor. Published: 12:01AM BST 24 Jun

Telegraph:Student tuition fees ‘should increase’, says vice-chancellor

Student tuition fees 'should increase', says vice-chancellor. Universities should be allowed to increase the £3,100 cap on tuition fees, according to Professor Paul Wellings, a leading academic, who

Telegraph: ‘Victorian’ primary curriculum ruining children’s education, says academic

'Victorian' primary curriculum ruining children's education, says academic Primary school lessons are being reduced to "the trading of obsolete facts" simply to pass exams, according to Professor Robin Alexander,

Press release: Social networks and Internet need to be ‘interwoven together’ – EifEL

Social networks and Internet need to be ‘interwoven together’ – EifEL by Jason Seebaruth The social networks and Internet of tomorrow will mean existing as an ‘internet of subjects’

EO Campaign news: Roland Meighan Response to Review Report

A new article entitled Roland Meighan Response to Review Report has been posted on the EO Campaign website, http://www.freedomforchildrentogrow.org/update.php. The EO link reads Saturday 20 June Roland Meighan Response to Review

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