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We must teach our children the rules of the game

A new term and yet more complaints that our young people are not prepared for work and often misbehave in school.  Alliance member Professor Mick Waters considers the merits of these claim in his new SecEd article We must teacher our children the rules of the game

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27th Oct 2014 8:53 pm
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What exactly makes for good teaching?

In his new SecEd article for the Alliance, Professor Mick Waters asks ‘are we measuring the worth of our teachers in the right way?’  Mick argues that good teaching has a positive impact on young people.  Good lessons are vital but good teaching involves a great deal more than classroom practice. Click to read What

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3rd Jul 2014 7:39 am

Going SOLO

The Alliance’s Fellow Samantha Brrom argues that the technology used by students is not important, as long as it is the right tool for the job.  To read Samantha’s SecEd article on her Fellowship research Going Solo

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5th Jun 2014 7:53 am
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Be Brave Ofsted

As Ofsted seeks to reform itself, Alliance Member Professor Mick Waters offers his vision of how inspection should work and how schools and teachers should be judged.  Click to read the SecEd article Be Brave Ofsted

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1st May 2014 7:43 am
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Confusion and Contradiction

In his new SecEd article Alliance member Professor Mick Waters looks at puzzles and contradictions from the loss of the Ashes to reaching the South Pole and the impact of confusing thought on schools today.  To read Confusion and Contradictions

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27th Feb 2014 8:53 am
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Preparations for PISA2015

Preparations are underway for PISA2015. Martin Ripley one of the Alliance’s Directors is involved in the management of the tests and explains the unparalleled developments that will be introduced across the participating countries in his SecEd article Preparing for PISA2015

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5th Feb 2014 8:32 pm

Action Research Fellowships

Maria Dawes is head of school education at Babcock 4S and one of the financial supporters of the 21st Century Learning Alliance’s Fellowship programme which is chaired by Professor Sir Tim Brighouse.  In Action research fellowships published in SecEd she argues for teachers taking on classroom research and shows how the Alliance offers vital guidance

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30th Jan 2014 9:02 am

14-19 One System, Many Pathways

The Skills Commission has published its new report on 14-19 skills.  Sir Mike Tomlinson the Co-Chair of the Alliance has Co-Chaired a six month enquiry for the Skills Commission that has resulted in 12 recommendations that will create a 14-19 education and training system for all learners.  Click to read One System, Many Pathways

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29th Nov 2013 2:43 pm

Teacher strikes - will history repeat itself?

In his new SecEd article Teacher strikes – will history repeat itself? Professor Sir Tim Brighouse finds himself involved in a staffroom debate on current industrial action and recalls the teacher strikes of the 1980s.

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14th Oct 2013 2:13 pm

Would you buy this car?

In his new SecEd article Would you buy this car? Alliance member Mick Waters notes that Ofsted says that three quarters of all schools are good or better. But it has also deeply criticised provision within certain subjects. Professor Mick Waters issues a vital warning.

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14th Oct 2013 1:59 pm