The Learning Renaissance

Welcome to the Learning Renaissance: Exploring Effective Learning in the 21st century

Welcome to the Learning Renaissance Blog! My name is David Hughes and I am an educator and writer from the United Kingdom. I always said I wouldn’t write a blog … Continue reading

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Thought For The Day: Elliot Masie on E-Learning

 

March 23, 2017 · Leave a comment

Neil Gaiman: Why our future depends on libraries, reading and daydreaming | The Guardian

This article first appeared in The Guardian in 2013, but remains pertinent today. A lecture explaining why using our imaginations, and providing for others to use theirs, is an obligation … Continue reading

March 22, 2017 · Leave a comment

Thought For The Day: Learner Essential

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WomenEd: Connecting Existing + Aspiring Women Leaders in Global Education

A useful group for Women in Education. https://twitter.com/WomenEd

March 20, 2017 · Leave a comment

GCSE resits cause ‘significant problems’, says Ofsted boss | BBC News

Forcing resits on teenagers who do not get good GCSEs in English and maths is causing “significant problems”, the new head of Ofsted has argued. Amanda Spielman said the policy, … Continue reading

March 19, 2017 · 1 Comment

Servant Leadership

A graphical introduction to the key questions in servant leadership from Emily Lyons…

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Thought For The Day: The Difference Between Light and Knowledge

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Digital Engagement for All

Mal Lee and Roger Broadie outline how to engage all learners with digital technology. The digital and the socially networked is not going to be the answer for all, and … Continue reading

March 15, 2017 · Leave a comment

Music ‘could face extinction’ in secondary schools | BBC News

Music “could face extinction” as a subject in secondary schools in England, researchers have warned. They say music is being squeezed because of pressure on pupils to take subjects included … Continue reading

March 14, 2017 · 1 Comment

Thought For The Day: Attempt the Impossible

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Some Great Cultural, Scientific and Heritage Collaborations for Learners

My Learning continues to plough the furrow with innovative programmes designed to engage the learner with practical and stimulating learning experiences. Read more about upcoming programmes here: www.mylearning.org British Science Week … Continue reading

March 12, 2017 · Leave a comment

Vocational training shake-up ‘most ambitious since A-levels’ | BBC News

Vocational and technical education in England is to get an extra £500m a year in a bid to train more skilled workers and boost the economy. The plans, to be … Continue reading

March 9, 2017 · Leave a comment

Thought For The Day: Ask a Provocative Question…

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Differentiation: Education For All Abilities | @TeacherToolkit

  How do you differentiate a lesson where you have such a wide range of abilities? Stretching and challenging every ability is possible and differentiation is the key to unlocking … Continue reading

March 8, 2017 · Leave a comment

Thought For The Day: Learning is a Gift

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WAIT – Self and Group Discipline in Meetings

We’ve all been in those interminable meetings which drift off agenda and have irrelevant contributions. This chart might be a way forward to use time more effectively… The full rticle … Continue reading

March 6, 2017 · Leave a comment

Worcestershire Speech and Language Therapy Team

It is good to know, when resources are being pared back that there is still great work being done by local authority education teams in the UK. Here is one … Continue reading

March 3, 2017 · Leave a comment

Thought For The Day: Not Compulsory

 

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Phonics vs Reading – Professor Stephen Krashen

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Thought For The Day: Spread Your Wings

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The Arts and Humanity

In contrast to my earlier post of distracted teenagers texting in an art gallery, this young lady gets it…

February 27, 2017 · Leave a comment

In a Constant State of Partial Attention

An unintended implication of the spread of handheld technologies is the diversion of attention from the real world to the screen. The photograph above nicely illustrates this electronic dependency which … Continue reading

February 27, 2017 · Leave a comment

£14,000 tuition fees plan for two-year degree courses | BBC News

Universities in England will be able to charge more than £14,000 per year for a fast-track two year degree, under plans from the government. Students would be able to get … Continue reading

February 26, 2017 · Leave a comment

8 Things to Look for in Today’s Classroom | George Couros

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Thought For The Day: Intelligence plus Character

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An interview with the Finnish Education Minister explaining their guiding philosophy

  Finland is often held up as the most effective education system in the world. The cultural drivers of the system are as least as important as the structural aspects … Continue reading

February 22, 2017 · Leave a comment

Thought For The Day: Education Provides

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