Saturday, 16 July 2016

EF Podcast No. 47: The Idea of Cultural Literacy

The latest Education Forum podcast is available for download now.

Title page from Ramon Llull's Arbor Scientiae (1296)
Education Forum member Harley Richardson outlines and appraises E.D. Hirsch’s notion of cultural literacy. This is the first of three lectures exploring the influence and significance of this contemporary educational thinker. Click on the triangle below to listen, or click here to download.

Saturday, 9 July 2016

EF Podcast No. 46: Do teachers need a College of Teaching?

The latest Education Forum podcast is available for download now. Chief Executive of the College of Teachers, Angela McFarlane, makes the case for a new professional body. Click on the triangle below to listen, or click here to download.

Monday, 9 May 2016

EF Podcast No. 45: What is religious education for?

The latest Education Forum podcast is available for download now. Dr Lynn Revell, author Islam and Education: the manipulation and misrepresentation of a religion, discusses the role of religious education in an increasingly secular age. Click on the triangle below to listen, or click here to download.


Tuesday, 9 February 2016

EF Podcast No. 44: The Power of Reading

The latest Education Forum podcast is available for download now. Sociologist Frank Furedi presents his analysis of the changing practices and perceptions of reading, with comments from Russell Celyn Jones, Birkbeck Professor of Creative Writing.
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Sunday, 31 January 2016

EF Podcast No. 43: The Modern Trivium

The latest Education Forum podcast is available for download now. Martin Robinson, teacher and author, explains why schools need a modern trivium. Click on the triangle below to listen, or click here to download.

Monday, 19 October 2015

Education Forum Podcast No. 42: Should schools teach "British values"?


The latest Education Forum podcast is available for download now. Listen to the recent Battle of Ideas debate. Jane Sandeman chairs: John David Blake, history practitioner, Harris Federation; Rania Hafez, senior lecturer, Education and Community Studies, University of Greenwich; Toby Marshall, FE lecturer in social theory; Abdul Rehman-Malik, journalist and programmes manager, Radical Middle Way. Click on the triangle below to listen, or click here to download.



William Dyce Neptune Resigning the Empire of the Sea to Britannia (1846-7)



Saturday, 10 October 2015

EF Podcast No. 41: What do new teachers need to know?

The latest Education Forum podcast is available for download now. Dr Peter Kent (ASCL immediate past president), Leila MacTavish (head of initial teacher education, Future Training, Future Academies), Angela McFarlane (chief executive and registrar, College of Teachers), Carolyn Robson (Vice-Chair, Teaching School Council) and Dr Alex Standish (senior lecturer in Geography Education, University College London) explore this issue. Click on the triangle below to listen, or click here to download.
William Blake's Age Teaching Youth (c.1785–90)