This Week In Education – 08.06.14

Has been an interesting week in education.

Michael Gove, at the Department of Education and Theresa May, Home Office, got into a big kowtow over terrorism in schools, resulting in a Home Office person resigning.

Outside of politics there were some great articles by teachers and educators

In Dropping Your Tools and Avoiding Education Gimmicks, Hunting English challenges teachers to “analyse what tools we could and should throw off to lighten the load, allowing us to respond flexibly to what matters – teaching and learning.” Brilliant short read

David Harbourne, writing in the Telegraph, challenging learners, schools and parents to embrace alternatives to universities and that stigma attached to vocational qualifications is unjust.

What’s Lost as Handwriting Fades, is a good look into whether writing with ever be replaced by typing.

Talking about technology, this article, Finns beat U.S. with low-tech take on school, is a good insight into differences in approaches and results from the use of technology.

Finally, let’s round it up with this article on Teacher Talk.

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