Author Archives: Martin Robinson

About Martin Robinson

Author: Trivium 21c; Education consultant with an interest in the Liberal Arts (especially grammar, dialectic and rhetoric), Director Trivium 21c Ltd.

Lenin and Rand: Why the Need to Disrupt Our Schools?

Originally posted on Trivium21c:
When I was growing up a significant number of people on the left were intent on destroying capitalism. They loathed its focus on the individual and extolled the virtue of the collective. They were suspicious…

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STEM and the Narrow Curriculum

Originally posted on Trivium21c:
? ? ? ? ? ? ? An article in Schools Week reports: A free school in Newcastle that does not teach humanities, arts or foreign languages has been branded ‘inadequate’ by Ofsted in its…

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Classroom Talk, Some Thoughts on the EEF Report…

Originally posted on Trivium21c:
I think the three ‘Rs’ of Reading wRiting and aRithmetic should be expanded to the four Rs and include Rhetoric or oRacy, in other words: talk should be an essential core component of a good…

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Spielman’s OFSTED Game Changer: The Importance of the Curriculum.

Originally posted on Trivium21c:
Perhaps I had a bit of sunstroke but it seemed to me that what the new OFSTED supremo, Amanda Spielman had to say was a ‘game’ changer. In her gloriously uplifting speech at the, equally…

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Academic Education For All

Originally posted on Trivium21c:
German players seemed to have more to draw on as people than English counterparts; greater all round resources that helped them navigate tournaments and pressure points  Jonathan Northcroft: interview with Frank Lampard, Sunday Times, May…

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The Problems With Traditional Education.

Originally posted on Trivium21c:
Traditional education is problematic. If it was perfect then there would be no cogent arguments against it. As Dewey made clear, what he termed as progressive education was a reaction due to “discontent with traditional education.”…

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Proper Acting for Proper Teachers

Originally posted on Trivium21c:
Here are the slides from my talk at the ResearchEd English and MFL conference on Saturday 1st April, at the University Examination Schools: Proper Acting for Proper Teachers PDF A jaunt through some essential drama teaching…

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