Monthly Archives: July 2016

Pokémon Go! Must We be Servants of the Present Moment?

Originally posted on Trivium 21c:
Think how useless a teacher’s greatest labours are now, when he tries to lead one single student back to the infinitely distant and elusive Hellenic world, the true homeland of our culture, and an hour…

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Making mathematics real: is it such a good idea?

Originally posted on Filling the pail:
One of the assumptions that is held by many educators is that maths should be taught, where possible, through real-world examples and applications. Some trace this idea back to John Dewey and it certainly…

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When Push Comes to Shove: Kant’s Dove

Originally posted on Trivium 21c:
The dove, in free flight cutting through the air the resistance of which it feels, could get the idea that it could do even better in airless space.  Immanuel Kant: Critique of Pure Reason Pity…

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John Bald: The real problem with Ofsted is that its role is too wide

Amidst the stand off over the next chief executive school inspections have been cut to the bone. Source: John Bald: The real problem with Ofsted is that its role is too wide

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The Child Mental Health Crisis Debate: Part 3

Originally posted on Scenes From The Battleground:
Continued from yesterday As discussed in the previous two posts, there is every reason to doubt the existence of a general “mental health crisis” in children in the UK. However, here I want…

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What can we learn from the success of problem-based learning?

Originally posted on Filling the pail:
I have tended to steer clear of the controversy surrounding the effectiveness of problem-based learning in medical education. This is because I tend to apply the perspective of cognitive load theory. This theory suggests…

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The Child Mental Health Crisis Debate: Part 2

Originally posted on Scenes From The Battleground:
Continuing from yesterday: Here are some blog posts and articles from those who have been sceptical about the “crisis”, whether on the basis of the data or the underlying philosophy: Bleeding inside: why…

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