Monthly Archives: February 2011

Employers don’t care for your league table ranking

Schools say they act in the interest of students. Schools push pupils through quasi-vocational qualifications that give two or more ‘good’ GCSEs… HELLO, schools… Employers. Don’t. Want. To. Know. Continue reading

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ICT is Facebook innit!

A recent study by Microsoft revealed at BETT earlier this month, found a staggering 71% feel that they learn more about computers and technology outside the classroom than in it. Indeed, 82% of 16 to 18 year-olds in education already use Facebook every day… the implicit, underlying curriculum model sets no vision for ICT, no rigour. It’s trivial! Continue reading

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