Category Archives: Education

An answer to everything?

I’ve just been in San Jose and my head is still in bit of a spin for a number of reasons (one of which is that I essentially went for a day from London). Anyway, on the way over I … Continue reading

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The Future of Education

I posted this a few months ago, but given the volume of articles in the papers recently about exam results (and artificial intelligence) I think it’s worth a re-post. https://education.nsw.gov.au/media/exar/On_Education_RichardWatson.pdf

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Ten ideas to transform teaching

1. Pay teachers more (or make teaching tax free) Teaching needs to become one of the most desirable professions. I might be wrong, but it strikes me that paying teachers a lot more could dramatically increase the quantity and quality … Continue reading

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On Education

Written for my friends in Australia. (5,000 words). There’s a scene in the classic Woody Allen movie Annie Hall where the nine-year-old Alvy Singer has been taken to see his doctor because he’s become depressed. His mother, who is at … Continue reading

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No time to be a kid these days

I’m aware of students that no longer attend university lectures, preferring instead to watch their lectures online at 1.5x speed (going backwards if they don’t understand something). However, I was having a chat with someone today and heard a new … Continue reading

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What happens to learning when your teacher is an app?

Nice book extract (on education) in the Australian Financial Review. About a ten-minute read. Click here for article. Here’s how it starts… It has never been easier to give the illusion of intelligence. If you know the right people to … Continue reading

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Computers and education

    Hate to say this, but I told you so…. Computers do not improve pupil results according to OECD study of 70 countries.  

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Kids and Technology

  As a source of balance to the earlier post (Digital Vs. Human), the web genius that has been working with me on What’s Next and Brainmail for 10 years now has just launched a blog called BrightPips about kids … Continue reading

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Scenarios for the future of education

            I’m speaking at something called BETT in London next week. This is how the organisers describe the event: “Bett is a global community where individuals discover technology for education and lifelong learning. Bett embraces … Continue reading

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Education

If individuals anywhere in the world, increasingly, can find any bit of information in an instant what then is the primary purpose of a teacher or even a school? This is a stupid question (or at least the answer should … Continue reading

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