Schooling is complicated business – if it was so simple we’d have fixed it already. Sir Ken Robinson I’m not sure whether anyone has seen the documentary ‘We Are the People We’ve Been Waiting For‘. Released late last year, this is the UK’s version of Waiting for Superman – an honest and engaging look at … More We are the people
Nothing like a good holiday to refresh the brain cells and to allow for some solid reflection.I came across an interesting article by Kent University sociologist Frank Furedi on why education in the West is no longer working. Furedi makes some valid points – namely that education systems are risking losing the ‘intellectual legacy of … More The Saber Tooth Curriculum
You may have read about the University of Queensland’s new interactive lecture theatre in The Australian (Touchscreen lectures speed feedback, 5 May). The theatre has a high-res touchscreen for instantaneous feedback; linking to students’ mobiles, laptops and iPods and is being used across disciplines. The university says the interactive facility encourages student collaboration, feedback and … More Hot-house of Innovation or Not?