Lockdown has thrown many aspects of school life into question, from classroom-based teaching to formal exams. Education and technology expert Joysy John spoke for many when she said: ‘Covid-19 has exposed these fault lines in our education system, but perhaps now we have an opportunity to reimagine what education might look like as we rebuild after the pandemic.’ What should […]
Santa has brought us some unexpected history of education content this Christmas, hidden between the covers of David Goodhart’s latest book. Goodhart is a journalist, commentator and former director of the think tank Demos. His previous book, The Road to Somewhere: The Populist Revolt and the Future of Politics (2017), introduced the categories ‘Anywheres’ and ‘Somewheres’ to the political lexicon […]
This week I was delighted to give Derby University’s 4th Annual Education Studies Lecture and help launch their new history of education module. History was dropped from many degree courses in the 1980s, so it’s great to see it making a comeback at Derby. It was an honour to talk to first year students at the beginning of their studies, […]
A tribute to a 19th century teacher and campaigner for women’s education, who deserves to be much better known.
In my view, this little known media scholar is one of the most important figures in the history of education in England, and actually in Europe. To find out why, read my tribute in Teach Secondary magazine. If that piques your curiosity, you can find out more in an edition of Radio 4’s In Our Time dedicated to the man. […]