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THE FUTURE OF EDUCATION

THE FUTURE OF EDUCATION

Our Little Metal Friends Some of the biggest challenges faced within the education sector have been how to motivate the disengaged child, inspire teamwork in the autistic pupil and teach critical thinking in those with ADD and other special educational needs....

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THE FUTURE OF EDUCATION

THE FUTURE OF EDUCATION

Are we Nearly There Yet? In order to understand what the future of Learning will look like, we must first revisit the beginnings of formal education to spark a major shift in thinking.  As we saw in the first of our ‘Origins of Education’ blog: From Emperors to Kings,...

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Find your Solace

Find your Solace

As we settle in to lockdown 3.0, with many schools and workplaces closed once again, trying to juggle working from home, childcare and home schooling is a challenge that many of us face. As parents, looking after our children tends to be our first priority. But what...

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THE ORIGINS OF EDUCATION

THE ORIGINS OF EDUCATION

20th Century Breakthrough In 1931, the Hadow Report published a series of recommendations which considered the differences in levels of intelligence among individual children.  Special schools for children with severe educational challenges were proposed, while...

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The Joy and Benefits of Outdoor Play

The Joy and Benefits of Outdoor Play

It is well documented that many children are not provided with the opportunities for outdoor play, discovery and learning. The Guardian reported in 2016 that 75% of children spent less time outdoors each day than the average prisoner (less than an hour per day). We...

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Home Educating Children in England

Home Educating Children in England

Every parent in England has the right to home school their children if they wish to do so. Parents who home school are not required to follow the National Curriculum, but they are required to demonstrate provision of a full and rounded education for their offspring....

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THE ORIGINS OF EDUCATION

THE ORIGINS OF EDUCATION

Factory-farmed Learning In ‘The Wealth of Nations’ (1776) Adam Smith wrote in support of popular education as being essential for the labour force and to expand productivity, while others, such as the social reforming Benthamites in the 18th Century called for...

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