Tutoring: A fresh debate

I’ve just finished an article on tuition, and am boldly looking for a publisher! I thought I’d share it here: Tutoring: a fresh debate. Private tuition has entered the national conversation. For long a rather mysterious operation, the media has woken up to its rapid growth – especially after the Sutton Trust showed that 43% […]

Michael Gove and the return to ‘chalk-and-talk’

I would really urge watching Michael Gove at the RSA on ‘What education is for’. There’s quite some possibility that this talk will act as one of the first big salvos in what is shaping up to be an increasingly divisive debate between the parties on education ahead of the General Election. It has galvanised […]

Interactive learning: always a good thing?

This is too good, not to post in full: from David Smith. “There are 120 contributors [to a magazine feature that asked: ‘what do you believe is true, even though you cannot prove it?]. From these, I have selected Esther Dyson. I have her dictum, ‘Always make new mistakes’, as a fridge magnet and her […]

Smart guy

David Miliband grows and grows in my estimation. First there was the interview with the FT; now, I’ve just come across this speech thanks to David Smith’s blog: To quote David Smith’s post in full: In two recent speeches, UK politicians are beginning to show they understand the web. First, George Osborne. And now, David […]