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A hammer for an uncertain world

A hammer for an uncertain world

I’m just starting on a consultancy contract to completely update the national occupational standards for the UK travel and tourism industries. Those standards will become the new basis for the National Vocational Qualifications (NVQs) in the industry so it is important to get them right …

Learning styles may be the emporer’s new clothes

Susan Greenfield, director of the Royal Institute, has thrown her weight behind the debunking the myth of learning styles. In an appallingly ill-informed introduction to an article in the Daily Telegraph, Julie Henry characterises learning styles based education as:
… children are considered to have different …

Maths and science – hang on a minute…

Roger Schrank takes a look at what and why we are teaching and concludes that we may have come up with the wrong solution to the wrong problem. OK, it’s written from a US perspective (fair enough, that’s where he is) but I think the …

Good night and good luck – how little times change

I stumbled across this clip from George Clooney’s film “Good night and good luck” on YouTube. In this speech Ed Murrow was talking about television but it has uncanny relevance to today in regard to the internet and international politics. It’s quite chilling when you …

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