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A small experiment in book talk

By | 2011-06-28T17:55:00+00:00 June 28th, 2011|Reading|

I have a theory that everyone can remember at least one book that was special to them as a child, whether it's a one their parents read to them, stories they read at school or ones they shared with friends. And since starting my new role I've been posing that as a question a lot, [...]

Why we might pay less attention to initiatives and more to the things we know make a difference

By | 2011-06-27T20:21:00+00:00 June 27th, 2011|Reading|

Ken Robinson, in a talk in March this year, reminded the audience at Learning without Frontiersthat education involves a teacher and a learner and nothing should be added to that without there being a need for it. He said: "[the politics, architecture, trade union agreements, publishers, examination boards have] formed a kind of sclerosis around [...]