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A Return of sorts

It has been a long while since I metaphorically put pen to paper on this blog. I started it when I began my degree, now done and dusted, and it seemed a great way to help me coral and express … Continue reading

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Is your child getting educated, or are they learning?

Something dawned on me today in a seminar on play. We were discussing why play was important and it became clear to me that there is a big difference between learning, something we all want for our children, and education, … Continue reading

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Why the Students Got It Wrong

I am a student. I am also a mature student living off site. This puts me into a small and unrepresented minority at my university. As such no one asked me about my opinion on yesterday’s protest. Even if they … Continue reading

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Why History works.

I worked for thirteen years for a company that dominated its field. It wasn’t a huge company but in the thirteen years it grew and became, for the industry, a behemoth a true monster. Since leaving that business I have … Continue reading

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Is this really shocking? Is it news?

http://www.guardian.co.uk/education/2010/sep/21/schools-gcse-results-league-tables If you are passionate about education or development this is an article that might shock you if you have not come across the phenomenon before. The Guardian has posted an article claiming that some secondary schools are manipulating various … Continue reading

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The Great News Commentary Challenge

A good friend at university has a challenging outlook on life, challenging because it is often at odds with my own experiences. But this provides us with a great basis to use discussion to explore our historical studies and hopefully, … Continue reading

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A Missed Opportunity?

I was quite hesitant about posting this, especially on a day like today; but as I have mentioned before I tend to be fairly emotionally inert and I am not often afraid to stand up when I think its important. … Continue reading

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