Wednesday, 12 February 2014

Education Forum Podcast No 35: Pob versus The Blob?

The latest Education Forum podcast is available for download now. Education Forum member Toby Marshall asks: who is winning the battle for the hearts and minds of England's teachers?
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Tuesday, 19 November 2013

Education Forum Podcast No 34: Is Knowledge Under Attack?



The latest Education Forum podcast is available for download now. Professor Michael Young (Institute of Education, London) offers a challenge to those educationalists that criticise knowledge in the name of social justice.

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Monday, 4 November 2013

Education Forum member Shirley Lawes writes for The Linguist

If the new Foreign Language curriculum is to be a success then Foreign Language teachers need to be educated, argues Shirley Lawes - click here to read the article


Image from The Linguist blog


Sunday, 13 October 2013

Education Forum Podcast 33: Teacher of the Future

The latest Education Forum podcast is available for download now. Speakers Tom Burkard (project leader, Phoenix Free School of Oldham), Kevin Rooney (IOI Education Forum), Frankie Sulke (executive director for children and young people, LB Lewisham) and Brett Wigdortz (CEO and founder, Teach First) debate recent changes in English education policy and consider the future of the teaching profession.



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Tuesday, 1 October 2013

Education Forum Podcast No. 32: What Makes a Good Teacher Today?

The latest Education Forum podcast is available for download now. Kevin Rooney, Deputy Head of 6th Form at Bushey School and Education Forum member, addresses the question: what makes a good teacher today?

Publicity still from Blackboard Jungle (1955)


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Kevin Rooney will also be discussing this issue at a forthcoming Education Forum event sponsored by SCETT called the Teacher of the Future. For more details of this event, click here.  

Thursday, 26 September 2013

EF Podcast No. 31: Global Learning



The latest Education Forum podcast is available for download now.        
Alex Standish, author and member of the Institute of Ideas Education Forum, discusses his new book The False Promise of Global Learning:Why Education Needs Boundaries.

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Sunday, 11 November 2012

Education Forum Podcast 30: Defence of Subjects



The latest Education Forum podcast is available for download now.             

Daisy Christodoulou (managing director, The Curriculum Centre), Martin Johnson (deputy general secretary, Association of Teachers and Lecturers), Tim Oates (group director of Assessment Research and Development, Cambridge Assessment) and Alka Sehgal Cuthbert (PhD researcher, education, University of Cambridge) debate the return of subjects. Should the return to a subject-based education be applauded? Does it represent backward-looking nostalgia or an attempt to democratise access to powerful knowledge? 

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