29 avril 2017

Whither Teacher Education and Training?: new HEPI report calls for fresh thinking and practical action now

Whither Teacher Education and Training?: new HEPI report calls for fresh thinking and practical action now to avoid a crisis in teacher recruitment and training
There are worrying signs that the profession is failing to attract enough entrants and failing to retain existing teachers in sufficient numbers and with appropriate specialisms to deliver the revised curriculum to a rapidly increasing school-age population. More...

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It’s good to talk: bursaries, fees and everything else?

This is smart campaigning because it is part of a wider strategy to focus on the NHS, and it simultaneously shines a spotlight on the current big fall in the number of people applying to train as nurses. More...

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Is there a crisis in teacher supply: John Cater talks about his new HEPI report on teacher training

John Cater, Vice-Chancellor of Edge Hill University, has recorded an exclusive short video summarising his new HEPI report on the past, present and future of teacher training. More...

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What we learnt at the the HEPI Policy Briefing Day

If ever there was a good day to hold a conference on higher education policy developments, it was yesterday – the day the Higher Education and Research Bill (HER Bill) achieved Royal Assent. More...

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General Election 2017: Is this the end of the road for the Higher Education and Research Bill as we know it?

The progress of the Higher Education and Research Bill (HERB) through Parliament has dominated higher education news since last summer. Having passed through the Third and final reading in the House of Lords on 4 April, the HERB is currently subject to the process of parliamentary ‘ping pong’ – an intense period in which Peers could maintain pressure on the Government to approve key amendments to the Bill before it passes into law. More...

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British Columbia: Provincial Manifesto Analysis

Résultat de recherche d'images pour By Alex Usher. On May 9th, our left-coasters go to the polls.  What are their options as far a post-secondary education is concerned. More...

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Naylor Report, Take 1

Résultat de recherche d'images pour By Alex Usher. People are asking why I haven’t talked about the Naylor Report (aka the Review of Fundamental Science) yet.  The answer, briefly, is i) I’m swamped ii) there’s a lot to talk about in there and iii) I want to have some time to think it over.  But I did have some thoughts about chapter 3, where I think there is either an inadvertent error or the authors are trying to pull a fast one (and if it’s the latter I apologize for narking on them).  So I thought I would start there. More...

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Recommended Reading: Ballmer group publishes “Annual Report” on government spending

By . A few years ago Steve Ballmer, former Microsoft CEO and current president of the LA Clippers, formed a group called USAFacts. Their goal was to collect comprehensive data on how tax revenues (federal, state and local) are spent in the U.S. Their initial publication, structured like a company’s Annual Report is being released today. More...

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Can There Be a Microscope of the Mind?

By . In my last post, I made an extended analogy between today’s ed tech and 19th Century medicine. My core argument was that effective ed tech cannot evolve without a trained profession of self-consciously empirical educators any more than effective medication could have evolved without a profession of self-consciously empirical physicians. More...

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Lumen and Follett: Canary in the Curricular Materials Coal Mine?

By . Phil wrote up some excellent observations yesterday about the announcement that Follett has invested in Lumen Learning and will be distributing some of their products. This deal has more significance for the curricular materials market than the (relatively) small dollar amount of the investment would indicate. More...

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