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By Ed Venables, Housemaster at Wellington College
Putting aside serious pastoral issues, the most challenging and frustrating issue that I deal with year-in, year-out when running a boarding house is a handful of boys who simply fail to discover or demonstrate any motivation towards academic work. Often they will have no lasting motivation towards anything despite, perhaps, their social lives. Read More
By Denise Cook, Wellington College
Two recent education news stories, the proposal to introduce ‘base-line testing’ for 4 year olds*, and the argument about whether 40% of PGCE students drop out within a year*, or whether it’s ‘only’ 20%, confirm my growing suspicion that we’re caught in a data trap*, and that much of what passes for educational debate is centred around the be Read More
Dr Simon Walker is Director of Research at Human Ecology Education, a company researching the contribution of heuristic cognition to the educational outcomes of primary, secondary and tertiary pupils.
Heuristic cognition, from the Greek ‘to discover’, refers to how the brain engages with the real world. Read More
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