Roland Meighan – website

Great news … our very own Roland Meighan has just launched his own website.Its purpose is to make some of Roland’s past research and other writings available in one place. Visit www.rolandmeighan.co.uk

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AERO E-NEWS 04.07.2010. Study shows Chile’s school voucher program increased graduation rates

Study shows Chile’s school voucher program increased graduation rates RENO, Nev. – With the effectiveness of school vouchers a hot topic of debate, researchers from the University of Nevada,

TED Talks. Charles Leadbeater: Education innovation in the slums

Charles Leadbeater went looking for new forms of education - in the slums of Rio and Kibera, where the world's poorest kids are finding new ways to learn. TED

Incentives (bonus, targets, qualifications etc) de-motivate and significantly reduce performance

Thanks to Gordon Hall of the Deming Learning Network (web sites: www.dln.org.uk & www.learningsociety.org.uk) for the following video link. Can we  bring to your attention an excellent

New book: Students’ Perspectives on Schooling

Students' Perspectives on Schooling By Audrey Osler ISBN: 9780335223602 Open University Press Publication date 31 May 2010 www.openup.co.uk/osler<http://www.openup.co.uk/osler> Students' Perspectives on Schooling explores how schools might be transformed for the better, by giving

Race to Nowhere

Race to Nowhere They're all talking about this film in North America. Race to Nowhere is to be released later this year. The website has plenty of information. Just

IALA – International Association of Learning Alternatives Blog

IALA - International Association of Learning Alternatives Blog Some interesting items on the IALA blog Blueprint School by Wayne Jennings I’ve waited for years for this marvelous book, Lives of Passion,

Early Childhood Publications

Peter Moss Professor of Early Childhood Provision Thomas Coram Research Unit 27-28 Woburn Square London WC1H 0AA peter.moss@ioe.ac.uk I would like to tell you about three new publications on early childhood education and

Press release: Wyse Introduces Innovative Computing Concepts for Digital Inclusion with “12 Volt Car Battery-Powered” Thin Client and “Cloud-Connected Classroom on a Bus” for Remote Communities in Africa

Wyse Introduces Innovative Computing Concepts for Digital Inclusion with "12 Volt Car Battery-Powered" Thin Client and "Cloud-Connected Classroom on a Bus" for Remote Communities in Africa   Wyse Demonstrates Ultra-low

Whole Education

Whole Education. This is a new Whole Education Alliance, recently set up by the RSA, the Paul Hamlyn Foundation and others to ensure that our schools stop wasting

AERO E-News 27.05.2010

Some items from AERO's E-newsletter 27.05.2010 College Without High School: A Teenager's Guide to Skipping High School and Going to College (BOOK) By Blake Boles High school can be boring.

BESA Press release – BESA Research ‘ICT use by primary pupils at school and home’ released

BESA Research ‘ICT use by primary pupils at school and home’ released Majority of schools agree home internet access and games consoles benefit children’s education Research by the British Educational

Press release: The First Internet Generation Grows Up – What’s Next For The Net Set?

Internet Explorer launches its State of the Internet Nation findings, revealing the hopes and fears of the first internet generation of 18-25 year old Brits   70 per cent of

Gaming in families report now available from Futurelab

The benefits and risks to children’s wellbeing and learning associated with playing computer games have been highlighted as an area for urgent research by the Byron Review. The

The OpenEYE 2010 Conference.

The OpenEYE 2010 Conference. The 2010 OpenEYE conference is bringing together some really inspiring speakers, all of whom are concerned about policy-making in the early years. Professor Kathy Hirsh-Pasek - Stanley and

Futurelab e-newsletter April 2010

Maintaining futures expertise report This report is informed by expert interviews with seven futures practitioners, who agreed to share their views, and by desk research. The report aims to

IALA news for Spring

Latest from IALA http://learningalternatives.net Blueprint School by Wayne Jennings I’ve waited for years for this marvelous book, Lives of Passion, School of Hope: How One Public School Ignites a

Let’s get rocking!… Paul Henderson

You can always rely on Paul to make get your brain cells ticking on matters of learning and learning systems. Here he argues that our educational institutions are

The social brain and the curriculum

From Antidote e-newsletter 24.03.2010 http://www.antidote.org.uk/publications/enews-subscribe.php http://www.antidote.org.uk/index.html In a recent parliamentary debate , Shadow schools minister Nick Gibb expressed the view that ‘the mind is developed by learning and

New handbooks on home-school relationships and digital participation available from Futurelab

New handbooks on home-school relationships and digital participation available from Futurelab Futurelab is preparing to publish the conclusions of its latest research into home-school relationships and digital participation. We

Press release: YoungMinds frustrated over lack of commitment to young people’s wellbeing

Personal Social Health and Economic Education (PSHE) will not be made compulsory in schools, as parts of the Children, Schools and Family bill were abandoned yesterday. PSHE education

Cisco Website Resources

http://www.cisco.com/web/about/citizenship/socio-economic/globalEd.html  There is currently some very interesting papers and resources on the Cisco site looking at Educational Futures. Emergent ideas are very much moving towards the CPE-PEN vision

Futurelab: Making the Future Video

inspirEDInspiring innovation in education from Futurelab Issue 6. March 2010 Make the future – a video looking at ideas drawn from research commissioned under the Beyond Current Horizons programme, which considers

Futurelab Research Insights Day

Futurelab is holding a research insights day featuring findings from Futurelab’s current research, and offering the opportunity to consider the wider implications for education and learning. The day

DEMOS report: Ex Curricula

Shocking illustration of current values, child upbringing and social policies compunded by inappropriate early years education? Ex Curricula Our major new report found that one in ten five year olds

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