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Worthless or Valuable? Home schooling or home education? March 26, 2020 by Guest Posted in: Opinion, Practice

By Roger Broadie

Whatever other impacts the COVID-19 virus may have on education systems, there will be a big impact on parents which is likely to change attitudes.

Children going to school has allowed parents to (more…)

COVID-19 and the future of schooling March 23, 2020 by PeterT Posted in: Opinion

Around the world governments are taking action to contain the spread of COVID-19, often in ways that are quite revealing about the purposes and practices of schooling, and the scope to which unchallengeable norms in education can actually be overthrown. (more…)

Cover of Should robots replace teachers Review of ‘Should robots replace teachers?’ November 11, 2019 by PeterT Posted in: Description

This book by Neil Selwyn looks at the reality and rhetoric around AI in education. It feels like an easy read but it raises a number of complex critical issues and questions that anyone involved in education or developing AI based tools should engage with. (more…)

Picture of a question mark Blog posts vs journal articles October 2, 2019 by PeterT Posted in: Opinion

As an academic who is focussed on having an impact on education policy and practice I struggle with whether to concentrate on publishing in journal articles or blog posts. Do both I hear you say, but that is also problematic. Here are the issues: (more…)

Why traditional schools can never be effective September 6, 2019 by PeterT Posted in: Opinion

I have argued elsewhere that (human) learning is the process of becoming part of an enduring collection of people who are mutually engaged in a shared endeavour, they have shared purposes and shared ways of working. In this context, I argued that teaching should involve inducting young people into such communities. However, this clearly creates a problem for schools. (more…)