Education reform and civil unrest, all on one day

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On a day in which thousands of students across the country march in protest at swingeing cuts and rising tuition fees, Michael Gove stood up and delivered his white paper on school reform. You can read the full proposal here. Meanwhile, around Bristol and the Jiva office, students are out in force adding their voices to... Read more »

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Targeting the ‘teachable moment’

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“When the timing is right, the ability to learn a particular task will be possible. This is referred to as a ‘teachable moment.’ It is important to keep in mind that unless the time is right, learning will not occur. Hence, it is important to repeat important points whenever possible so that when a student’s... Read more »

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Popular scheme falls victim to the cuts

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Pretty sad to hear this week that students’ automatic right to one-to-one tuition has had its funding pulled by the coalition government. In January we blogged about the Institute of London’s initial research into the reading and numeracy programmes which were to be rolled out nationwide in 2011. Since then the programmes have gone on... Read more »

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Testing times in education

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I’m starting to think we’re obsessed with measuring. We measure what’s good for us; we measure what’s bad for us. We measure how many calories are in the foot-long we’re about to devour and we measure our expanding waistlines. We’re about to measure the happiness of the nation. Shouldn’t be too hard then… Worst of all... Read more »

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