Words, Words, Words Part 1 #rEDRugby 2017 | sputniksteve

I was honoured to be invited to speak at ResearchED Rugby, and it was an absolute delight to attend this event. It’s impressive to see so many teachers, academics, and educationalist come together on a Saturday to share their views, beliefs and ideas about education, teaching, and learning. And it is humbling to be surrounding by such good stuff.

This blog post is Part 1 of an exploration of some of the ideas I presented during my talk.

 
Part One

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Words, Words, Words Part 1 #rEDRugby 2017 | sputniksteve

I was honoured to be invited to speak at ResearchED Rugby, and it was an absolute delight to attend this event. It’s impressive to see so many teachers, academics, and educationalist come together on a Saturday to share their views, beliefs and ideas about education, teaching, and learning. And it is humbling to be surrounding by such good stuff.

This blog post is Part 1 of an exploration of some of the ideas I presented during my talk.

 
Part One

(Image taken from http://ift.tt/2uDV3ka)

 

Michel Foucault wrote a book about this picture (1). It would…

Continue reading at:

http://ift.tt/2tFVFIM

Sonnet: On Target | sputniksteve

The fatal kiss of targets blows upon

The wind like whispers heard in darkened rooms

The measurements become our only truth

Imagination murdered in the womb

And who would dare to question how and why?

For fear of fateful consequence to come

And judgement is that numbers are the key

For raising the attainment of just some

It’s more to justify the jobs of those

Pathetic parliamentary pimps of hell

Who prostitute our children’s future dreams

And have no souls their own that they could sell

There is a secret hanging in the air

It’s only known by those who really care…

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Sonnet: On Target | sputniksteve

The fatal kiss of targets blows upon

The wind like whispers heard in darkened rooms

The measurements become our only truth

Imagination murdered in the womb

And who would dare to question how and why?

For fear of fateful consequence to come

And judgement is that numbers are the key

For raising the attainment of just some

It’s more to justify the jobs of those

Pathetic parliamentary pimps of hell

Who prostitute our children’s future dreams

And have no souls their own that they could sell

There is a secret hanging in the air

It’s only known by those who really care…

Continue reading at:

http://ift.tt/2uCNBpj

Research? I’m just a blogger. | sputniksteve

It’s been a busy few weeks for me with work stuff, so it’s taken me longer to write this post than I’d hoped.

In recent weeks, the ResearchED conferences have come under some scrutiny, with critiques and accusations ranging from the reasonable to the bizarre. I don’t intend to engage with the latter, but would like to explore a particular facet of some of the discourse that has emerged in these critiques.

I must confess at this point some inevitable bias. Having attended a rED conference for the first time last September, I was impressed by the willingness of people from a range of…

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Research? I’m just a blogger. | sputniksteve

It’s been a busy few weeks for me with work stuff, so it’s taken me longer to write this post than I’d hoped.

In recent weeks, the ResearchED conferences have come under some scrutiny, with critiques and accusations ranging from the reasonable to the bizarre. I don’t intend to engage with the latter, but would like to explore a particular facet of some of the discourse that has emerged in these critiques.

I must confess at this point some inevitable bias. Having attended a rED conference for the first time last September, I was impressed by the willingness of people from a range of…

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The Impact of Impact: Research, Schools and the Chartered College | sputniksteve

Great piece. And my first reblog.

A Chemical Orthodoxy

I was very 50/50 about whether or not to join the Chartered College. I’d read the blogs and watched the inevitable Twitter flame wars and wasn’t convinced. But it was right at a time when I thought teacher professionalism was on its way out and the offer of access to research papers was very tempting. In the end, my ego got the better of me. The idea of being able to refer to myself as a “Chartered Teacher” or even a “Master Teacher” just sounded too exquisite to pass up. So I joined.

I couldn’t go to the big London launch…

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