#rED15: Joining the dots…

I always feel a little frisson of excitement when I’m on a train pulling into Waterloo. I’m lucky to live close enough to get to the kind of national and international events that come with it being the capital, but far enough away for it to be an occasional treat (although I know there are […]

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Unfinished business…

A couple of weeks ago I wrote a blog post about the pre-course tasks for @SotonEd PGCE trainee teachers, one of which requires them to write 750 words summarising, and critically comparing, the work of Piaget and Vygotsky, and then a further 500 words relating these theories to what they observe in school. I had […]

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When Is A Trend Not A Trend?

Most of us think we can spot a trend in school data when we see one but increasingly I’m not so sure. The problem is not that trends don’t exist; some schools will genuinely be improving and others declining. The problem is not even a failure to recognise that some trends might be completely outwith […]

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