|Have a great break|
|Let me enjoy life|
thinking someone else presents to you. Critical thinking identifies and examines underlying assumptions and biases about a concept, a discourse, a work of art or written expression, or some other abstract idea. It involves judgement – your judgement, which is justified with reasons and evidence.’
|National Standards have disorted educvation|
fortuitous timing, education ministers are meeting this week. With the end of the school education year comes the ritual release of end-of-school exam results. Once again we’ll parade the names of the top 100 schools and marvel at those that seem to do so well.
are moving towards a standardised approach to learning at the very time when we need to value (and protect) our creative teachers and their creative students.’
view of education turning students into products and schools into factories so as to give consumers a choice - but what a choice!What many feared has come to pass. Populist political simplicity has won the day!If you repeat a half truth (one in 5 students are failing) without also factoring in the effects of poverty and poor health of unknown in other civilised countries. One fifth of our students live in distressing poverty (that is, of course, 1 in 5).’