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Should seven-year-olds have school tests?

Posted by Marcus Cross in Education

As MP Nicky Morgan is planning to reintroduce national tests at key stage 1, the Guardian’s Jethro Shirley-Smith asks whether it’s such a good idea? Should children just be allowed to be children, without the pressure of tests? https://www.theguardian.com/teacher-network/2015/nov/03/seven-formal-testing-nicky-morgan-destroy-learning

Reimagining Society to Advance Education

Posted by Marcus Cross in Education

  According to John Abbot, director of the 21st Century Learning Initiative, the reason education reforms haven’t had much effect is because they start with the wrong problem… https://ww2.kqed.org/mindshift/2014/04/01/to-advance-education-we-must-first-reimagine-society/