The value of simplicity and experimentation in learning programming

by Dave Darwent

BBC Micro by Steve Elliott CC BY-SA 2.0

Way back in 1984, when I was a secondary school pupil at Dronfield Henry Fanshawe school, my maths teacher, Mr. Gibbs, introduced me to the BBC model B microcomputer – which was the cutting edge of home and school computing technology at the time, and also to a game called L: A Mathemagical Adventure, which was produced by the Association of Teachers of Mathematics (ATM).

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The Power of Professional Networks

by Emma Goto

Image from Pixabay

After the fantastic TPEA conference in July, I was left invigorated by what people can do when they come together. It made me reflect upon another time in my life when I was part of a professional group that really made an impact.

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Global Education

by Andy Connell

Sat on the train to London on Friday 25/10/2019 reflecting that a week ago I was on the train to Euston in order to joint chair a conference on Global Education and Sustainability in the Curriculum. It was co-organised by the British Council and The Council for Subject Associations.

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by Andy Connell

Originally posted by twintherapists

It’s some time since I wrote this initial blog. I have to say I am disappointed in the missed opportunities for joined up thinking and collaboration. The expert group follows a familiar pattern and there seems to be a disjoin between the ECF and the ITE proposed core. As for the ITE Inspection framework, well let’s hope the pilots lead to positive changes.

It’s not too late folks.

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Teacher CPD: The shifting landscape

by Bernard Dady from BJDEDUCATION

“Student” by CollegeDegrees360 is licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0

Despite everyone’s best intentions, in-service professional learning for teachers remains one of the most poorly delivered aspects of our education system. Is the time right for Teacher CPD through e-learning? In this blog I reflect on my personal experience as both teacher learner and professional learning consultant/adviser and examine three solutions being promoted in the UK market today.

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