education in schools

How NOT to do things!

After a week of serious discussions, let me introduce a lighter note for the weekend! Russ asks what we can do to encourage lifewide learning in schools: Simon Hoggart, in The Guardian, 25 February 2012, relates a tale from an anonymous reader, which shows us how not to go about this.

Under the opening sentence, The tide of gibberish rolls on, he reports on a proposed new school in Oxford ‘trendily entitled ONschool’.  This emporium of learning is due to open next year, and aims to demonstrate that:

Observer debate: 21st century education in England

 

Peter Hyman, Rachel Wolf, Melissa Benn, Guy Claxton discuss the future of English state-funded education. What matters most in shaping our schools to prepare young people for the whole of their future lives?

http://www.guardian.co.uk/education/audio/2011/sep/04/free-schools

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