Category Archives: education

University essays marked by computer


Let’s follow the logic of this. A student receives an essay title. They’ve attended the lectures and seminars, done the reading, discussing and thinking, so now they type out their thoughts in essay form and press SEND. A few seconds … Continue reading

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Sixth paperback just out …


http://www.amazon.co.uk/Paul-Eustice/e/B00BG4V9AO Chapter 3 Differences and how we respond to them Sherry Turkle is professor at MIT and author of The Second Self: computers and the human spirit. She took her 14 year old daughter to see an exhibition on Darwinism … Continue reading

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Managing Teachers in FE


paperback and kindle on Amazon Extract: As so often in any context involving social interaction, there is no single solution to any problem, even if we had a single definition of what the problem might be. There is no role … Continue reading

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Reading and Thinking


Reading and Thinking is a primary reader with stories and poems for all ages and ability levels from 5-9, with pencil illustrations. Paperback from Amazon: Here is the start of one of the more advanced: Zoe and the Why Witch … Continue reading

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Making Sense of China


I feel at home in China, because I feel that Cookham is somewhere near –      ………………………………………………………………………………………..Stanley Spencer In the playground of a Chinese private school, a very young girl asked a very important question. I could tell it was … Continue reading

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How special are your needs?


Ofsted claim too many students are labeled as SEN when the problem is really poor teaching. Continue reading

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Who can you trust?


There are too many experts offering conflicting advice on educational issues, many of which are linked to commercial interests or sometimes wacky interest groups. How do busy people pick their way through it all? Continue reading

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