NCSL E-News 12th September 2008: New Future Website

A website has been developed to support the delivery of NCSL’s Building Schools for the Future (BSF) and Primary Capital (PCP) Leadership programmes. Aimed at encouraging wider discussion within the communities of schools and local authorities, the Future website features […]

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Campaign for Learning Policy Event – Sector Compacts: Their Role in the English Skills System

Sector Compacts: Their Role in the English Skills System. Four sector compacts between DIUS, LSC and Sector Skills Councils were announced in May 2008, and more are expected.

Press Release: Nearly half of young people want to learn more about disability at school

Research released 12th September by St Dunstan’s, the national charity providing lifelong support for visually impaired ex-Service men and women, has revealed that young people are keen to

EO Camapign Website: Children Not Receiving Suitable Education: DCSF Meeting Report and Consultation Walkthrough

A new article entitled Children Not Receiving Suitable Education: DCSF Meeting Report and Consultation Walkthrough has been posted on the EO Campaign website,

Edutopia News 10th September 2008 – Obama’s Education Blueprint

Obama's Education Blueprint More than most campaign blueprints, Barack Obama's education plan reflects his own work

Futurelab e-news items September 2008

Challenging Learner Voice - 23 October http://www.futurelab.org.uk/events/listing/learner_voice Open Space Discussion: Adult Informal Learning - 18 September http://www.futurelab.org.uk/events/listing/adult_informal_learning  Open Space Discussion: Greater Expectations - 2 October http://www.futurelab.org.uk/events/listing/adult_informal_learning         Games and Learning http://www.futurelab.org.uk/projects/games_and_learning Learning in

TDA News September 2008: Student associates: a valuable asset

From the TDA news September 2008   The Student Associates Scheme provides students with the opportunity to gain classroom experience whilst pursuing their studies. Participants work alongside experienced teachers and

Press Release: UK students ripped off by tuition agencies

Students in the UK are being overcharged for private tuition, according to research carried out by thetutorpages.com, a tutor comparison website based in London. ‘Although the private tuition industry

Antidote – E-News September 2008

In September's  issue...  SchoolTale  SEELSFact  Government rejects proposals for change to assesment  Ofsted highlights teaching to the test  Teacher learning needs to come from within  Well-being guidance on the way  Relationships vital to achievement  Schools need to

PEN Sedbergh Learning Exchange and EHP Book Introduction – September 6th 2008

The Centre for Personalised Education - Personalised Education Now and Educational Heretics Press held the latest learning exchange in Sedbergh on September 6th 2008. This continues our current

The Budgeting Process is the driver of outmoded Command and Control Management

Thanks to Gordon Hall for the following item. The schooling system might well learn a few lessons here. In their book "Beyond Budgeting," Hope and Fraser highlight that our present

Press release: Have your say on the future

New website asks the general public for their views What do you think about the future? For example, do you think that everyone will need to speak a foreign

Times Educational Supplement: Education or schooling?

Below is part of the marketing blurb I was sent for the Times Educational Supplement's new TESconnect site. Initially, my eyes lit up - perfectly peronalised with my

Futurelab – Conference: Challenging Learner Voice: are we really empowering learners?

Futurelab’s conference, this year entitled ‘Challenging Learner Voice: are we really empowering learners?’ will take place on 23 October at Warwick University Conference Park. This one-day conference offers the

Edutopia News 3rd September 2008 – Schools Use Material Rewards as Incentive

Greenbacks for Grades: Schools Use Material Rewards as Incentive. Cash and prizes boost student performance - but is the means worth the ends? by Fran Smith.

Schoolhouse. Learning without Limits. International Conference to Celebrate freedom in Education

Thanks to Gordon Hall for the following conference reminder Schoolhouse. Learning without Limits. International Conference to Celebrate freedom in Education 12th September,  Webster Memorial Theatre,  Arbroath   Might we remind you of

Press Release: Give children a say in their mental health treatment, urges YoungMinds

Children should have a say in their mental health treatment, say 97 % of professionals, parents and young people in a YoungMinds poll - yet feed back from

CfL National Learning Forum. Wellbeing: ‘A contented state of being happy, healthy and prosperous’.

Wellbeing: 'A contented state of being happy, healthy and prosperous'. It's something we all aspire to, but how often do we consider the impact that 'wellbeing' has on people's

School of Everything: August 2008 News

School of Everything continues to go from strength to strength. Please support their network. Here is the August news Hard at work No school holidays at Everything HQ - we're

Edutopia News 20th August 2008 – What’s Next 2008: Ten Predictions for the Future of Public Education

What's Next 2008: Ten Predictions for the Future of Public Education. Edutopia predicts: What's in store for the coming school year. by Jennifer Foote Sweeney.

New study: How Children Learn at Home.

Jessica Shepherd writes (The Guardian, Tuesday August 19 2008) an interesting article referring to a new study 'How Children Learn at Home' by Alan Thomas and Harriet Pattison

Campaign for Learning: Learning to learn training sessions.

A competency curriculum that develops the PLTS - 18 September 2008 in London.   http://www.campaign-for-learning.org.uk/cfl/events/ Capturing hearts and minds through implementing SEAL - 17 October 2008 in Northampton.

Journal: ‘Home Education’

The Journal, 'Home Education' is the only independent home education journal aimed at home educators, academics and education professionals alike. With over one third of local authorities subscribing

Press release: NUS Survey shows students are ‘sleepwalking into financial crisis’.

Despite the publicity around the current credit crunch, prospective university students remain unaware of the basic costs of living, and lack information and guidance about how to manage

Futurelab e-news items August 2008

PEN comment: as usual a great range of activity from Futurelab. Good to see some familiar faces at the Challenging Learner Voice Conference.   Million Futures: what are your hopes

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