Three Futurelab reports available on digital inclusion and innovative teaching

Learner engagement This report provides educators working within primary, secondary, further and higher education with a guide to how learner voice is currently being used to shape policy and practice in education. Case studies have been chosen to illustrate the […]

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Press Release: 2nd Food for the Brain Conference huge success and now available on audio.

At the second Food for the Brain Conference this month, Captain Joe Hibbeln from the US Public Health Service presented undeniable evidence for the link between low intakes

Antidote – E-News November 2008

PEN Comment: Some intersting items in this November  e-news from Antidote. Sign up to their e-news Antidote's new logo!  Schooltale  Wellbeing Indicators: Schools not to be judged  Assessment for Learning

Campaign for Learning – Learning to Learn Conference

Learning to Learn Conference. Birmingham. 12 December 2008 This conference will look at the research background of learning to learn but will also offer delegates the opportunity to make

Campaign for Learning: ‘Are we there yet?’: The way forward for Children’s Trusts

‘Are we there yet?’: The way forward for Children’s Trusts. 28 November 2008. 2pm – 4pm The Children’s Plan expected “local authorities and their strategic partners in Children’s Trusts

News from Life Learning

PEN Comment: The work and publications of Wendy Priesnitz are extremely important in any holistic view of learning. We can wholeheartedly recommend keeping them within your horizons. Greetings from

Sir Ken Robinson on the Power of the Imaginative Mind

Creatively Speaking, Part Two: Sir Ken Robinson on the Power of the Imaginative Mind From Edutopia News 23rd October 2008. Sir Ken Robinson, the creativity guru shares his vision

Press Release. The Crossley Heath School: the future of online activity

PEN Comment: The growth of VLE 's is impacting all educational institutions. Its worth keeping up with developments and beginning to unpick the implications for all sorts of educational

Press Release: Credit crunch – to hit degree marks.

NUS survey shows half of working students are doing so to meet basic cost of living, with many admitting their studies are suffering 46% of students who work during

YoungMinds calls for more support to aid recovery for children with mental health problems

Latest figures from the Office of National Statistics show that more needs to be done to support children with mental health problems. Thirty per cent of children diagnosed

Press Release: Finding studying for GCSEs a grind? Let GCSEPod take the strain

Finding studying for GCSEs a grind? Let GCSEPod take the strain – while you’re on

Students should be both seen and heard (Press release 16th October 2008)

Futurelab publishes the results of its innovative Enquiring Minds curriculum programme Findings from the first three years of Futurelab’s Enquiring Minds programme, which is supported by Microsoft, reveal that

Response to Roland Meighan’s letter to the Independent

Ben Ballin responds as a parent to Roland's letter to the Independent and blog piece: Well said!  I have been having these battles with my children's schools for

NUS: 50,000 At risk of dropping out over student grant shambles.

A new report from the National Union of Students (NUS) shows that 60 per cent of 16-19 year olds receiving the education maintenance allowance (EMA) could no longer

Education Otherwise: Home Ed Article on EO Campaign Website

A new article entitled Home educating journalist's article in the Independent has been posted on the EO Campaign website,

Campaign for Learning – Informal adult education

Shaping the Way Ahead: the government's response to the informal adult learning consultation London - 30 October 2008 On 9 October the

Call for papers on homeschooling.

Thanks to Iris Harrison for forwarding this item: Theory and Research in Education is soliciting submissions for a special issue on homeschooling. Homeschooling has emerged as an increasingly important

News Release: ‘Good Nightlife’ Almost Twice as Influential as ‘Student Funding Availability’ in University Choice

A new Ci Research survey for student funding website Student Cash Point ( ) has discovered that 'good nightlife and entertainment' is almost two times more likely

AERO E-News October 2008. Ron Miller

A sample of Ron Miller's  thinking was also featured in AERO's October e-News: Educational Alternative - Not Just Alternative Education by Ron Miller. From In today’s increasingly complex

AERO New Book: The Self-Organizing Revolution by Ron Miller.

AERO New Book: The Self-Organizing Revolution. Common Principles of the Educational Alternatives Movement by Ron Miller. Ron Miller (PH.D) is the editor of Education Revolution Magazine. PEN Comment: we look

Dad’s in the picture conference.

Men and fathers are important groups to engage, but are often seen as 'hard to reach'. The 'Dads in the Picture' Conference is a national family learning event, which

PRESS NOTICE: UN human rights body once again condemns treatment of children in the UK, 3 October 2008

A highly critical report published today (Friday, 3 October) by the United Nations Committee on the Rights of the Child has slammed the UK Government as failing to

Becta: ICT Advice Alert – October 2008

ICT Advice Alert – October 2008. Some items:

  •  Home Access project announced
  • The Prime Minister has announced top line details of the Home Access project which will see

Ofsted report on learning outside of the classroom

Thanks to Ben Ballin for this item: Useful background info: new Ofsted report on Learning outside the classroom See See Among the key findings are: When planned and implemented

Press Release: BESA release annual ICT in UK State Schools research

BESA (British Educational Suppliers Association) announces the release of its annual comprehensive ‘ICT in UK State Schools’ research, which explores a range of ICT issues and trends.

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