On Monday night, I was fortunate to attend a lecture hosted by Sydney University by Professor Linda Darling Hammond from Stanford University. Professor Darling Hammond is one of the leading educational thinkers today. Listening to Darling Hammond, I was struck by the simplicity of her message and the common sense approach to schooling. In a … More What price common sense?
You can easily be forgiven for thinking we live in parallel universe at times. No where is this more evident than in schooling. Over Christmas I caught up with some reading that still leaves my head spinning. Last November England’s new conservative government released its white paper entitled: The Importance of Teaching. It certainly makes … More Education schizophrenia