Machine Learning and Human Intelligence, by Rosemary Luckin | Terry Freedman

I’ve received a copy of this book and had a brief look through. Professor Luckin proposes an intelligence-based curriculum. It’s full of references to research, as you’d expect, and is bang up to date. For example, it mentions the fact that under the new General Data Protection Regulation people have the right to question decisions made automatically by an algorithm.
It covers the standard intelligence (IQ) test and explains why it’s inadequate, and concepts of social intelligence as favoured by Vygotski and others.
I haven’t read very much of the book so far, hence the category in which this…

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Computing and Qualifications in the UK | Terry Freedman

Come back! by Terry Freedman

Read on for information about a free spreadsheet of qualifications!
We recently saw the publication of the Roehampton Annual Computing Report. It makes for grim reading on the whole. There’s a massive disparity between the number of girls taking Computing and the number of boys, as several of us predicted would happen. This was also a trend pointed out a year ago: see It Wasn’t Me Wot Done It, Sir! The Depressing State Of Computing As A Subject. The subject appears to attract Chinese students…

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Important email alert: I’ve moved! | Terry Freedman

Moving, by Terry Freedman

I’ve just switched web hosting providers, so this has led to the unfortunate side effect that the articles that were on the old website ( but not republished to the new one ( are no longer available. But fret not! I will gradually go through them and republish or update and republish the ones that have proven to be ‘evergreen’ — most probably in the Digital Education newsletter first. 
Typing in the web address will cause…

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Nesta’s FutureFest 2018 | Terry Freedman

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This conference takes place in London on the 6th and 7th July. It looks amazing. There are three themes this year: Alternative Visions, Alternative You, and Making Alternatives. Digging into the programme, we find sessions like:Unequal Futures
We’ve all heard about how our bodies can be enhanced with technology, but what if, in the future, only rich people can afford them. Could that ultimately lead to the fulfillment of H.G.Wells’ vision of a dystopian future in which the human race is divided between…

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