A history of argument

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History remains a very popular subject at GCSE – over a third of students took it in 2013, some 260,000 of them. It stays in the top ten of chosen subjects, perhaps because it is one of the compulsory national curriculum subjects at Key Stage 3, and so it’s a logical progression to take it... Read more »

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Steve Beeley

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It was with enormous sadness that I heard today that one of my friends Steven Beeley has passed away. For those of you who didn’t know him, he was super intelligent, honest, generous, funny and liberally-minded. We managed to hit it off in seconds, it was impossible not to like Steve. Steve was a key figure... Read more »

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TEDx: A peek into the classroom of tomorrow

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Those of you that enjoy TEDx may have come across an interesting video by Louise-Amélie Cougnon from UC Louvain, who tells us how she sees the Classroom of Tomorrow. We are pleased to Louise-Amélie to share some of her ideas with us. Over to Louise-Amélie: I have always been tightly linked to education. I come from a family  of women... Read more »

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Learning ICT – how useful is it?

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In a world where technology is a second nature to most teenagers, some parents and pupils are beginning to question the relevance of ICT. Many students find themselves being taught things they’ve either known for years or can pick up within fifteen minutes, meaning that some can become bored and disillusioned with the subject. However,... Read more »

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