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A response to Harry: the real problem in education is not constructivism but OFSTED’s pedagogic illiteracy

This is a response to Harry’s blog titled “two impossibilities”. There was no reply button on his post and when I pressed reply on the bottom post, it comes up with a tiny little text box. Then the post got longer and longer and I’ve had a boozy lunch so I just thought, oh ____… Continue reading A response to Harry: the real problem in education is not constructivism but OFSTED’s pedagogic illiteracy

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The Social Construction of OFSTED reports – Part three: data and practice

On a previous blog posting, Has OFSTED Opened Pandora’s Box, I asked the question of how OFSTED are going to write up reports in the light of their recent advice (see: Scenes From The Battleground particularly : A Christmas Miracle – OFSTED Get It Right For Once). In essence, OFSTED have advised against using a… Continue reading The Social Construction of OFSTED reports – Part three: data and practice

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The Social Construction of OFSTED reports – Part two: Pedagogic Illiteracy

On a previous blog posting, Has OFSTED Opened Pandora’s Box, I asked the question of how OFSTED are going to write up reports in the light of their recent advice (see: Scenes From The Battleground particularly : A Christmas Miracle – OFSTED Get It Right For Once). In essence, OFSTED have advised against using a… Continue reading The Social Construction of OFSTED reports – Part two: Pedagogic Illiteracy

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The Social Construction of OFSTED reports – Part one: The Conceptual Fallacy

On a previous blog posting, has OFSTED opened pandora’s box, I asked the question of how OFSTED are going to write up reports in the light of their recent advice (see: Scenes From The Battleground particularly : A Christmas Miracle – OFSTED Get It Right For Once). OFSTED has advised against its own inspectors using… Continue reading The Social Construction of OFSTED reports – Part one: The Conceptual Fallacy

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Does core knowledge point to less knowledge and not more?

So what is core knowledge? This explanation is from the Core Knowledge Foundation Web Site: The idea behind Core Knowledge is simple and powerful: knowledge builds on knowledge. The more you know, the more you are able to learn. This insight, well established by cognitive science, has profound implications for teaching and learning. Nearly all… Continue reading Does core knowledge point to less knowledge and not more?