The Learning Renaissance

Education is Everyone’s Business!

I’m currently writing a book on the curriculum of excellence for the future. I hoped it would be a forward looking vision of inclusive education in which the talents of … Continue reading

June 17, 2019 · Leave a comment

Blended Learning: Some Considerations

How do we take advantage of educational technology in learning? This infographic gives some consideration to the parameters that need to be addressed. In many classrooms, the rather unsubtle reality … Continue reading

June 14, 2019 · Leave a comment

Re-setting learning, some thoughts on redesigning a curriculum for all learners in the 21st century…

I am currently writing a book on remodelling education and I’m putting together a chapter on how you would re-build learning from a blank page. Current educational models tend to … Continue reading

June 12, 2019 · Leave a comment

Personalised Learning in the 4th Industrial Revolution

Thanks to Dr Tassos Anastasiades for this model of learning that he has developed to reflect the higher order learning skills that need to be developed to equip students for … Continue reading

May 29, 2019 · Leave a comment

The Arts – An Investment That Pays Dividends

There is a persistent myth in the education world that the Arts, broadly defined as creative arts and languages, is the icing on the education cake. The substance of the … Continue reading

May 27, 2019 · Leave a comment

An Open Invitation to Schools to Add the Learning Renaissance to their Online CPD library

The Learning Renaissance grew out of research I was already doing on the future of learning. Seeing as I had already done the research I was wondering how to capture … Continue reading

April 24, 2019 · Leave a comment

Attributes of Successful Schools in the Digital Age | The Tech Edvocate

I think this may be rather putting the cart before the horse in terms of assuming the significant attributes of schools are their use of digital technologies. It takes more … Continue reading

April 17, 2019 · Leave a comment

Condensed Lesson Planning

Ross Morrison McGill from Teacher Toolkit condenses twenty years of research on effective lesson planning into an A4 sheet… well worth the effort Ross! This single sheet is probably the … Continue reading

March 29, 2019 · Leave a comment

Re-designing Your Curriculum For the 21st Century

I’m a great believer in the absolute need to re-design the curriculum away from a content based structure and towards a reflection of the society young people need to survive … Continue reading

March 25, 2019 · Leave a comment

School Culture Development: A Primer For All Teachers Serious About Developing Excellence

One of the greatest challenges when writing Future Proof Your School was making issues which are commonly seen as the preserve only of senior leaders, accessible to all teachers. The … Continue reading

March 21, 2019 · Leave a comment

On the launch pad and ready to go in the first week in April: Future Proof Your School by David W Hughes!

Exciting times! The book is available to order here: Future Proof Your School

March 13, 2019 · 1 Comment

10 Global Megatrends Facing Education | BBC News

The OECD’s head of education forecasts the biggest questions being asked of schools around the world. Unfortunately I’d say these challenges were pretty accurately outlined here. We should have overcome … Continue reading

March 13, 2019 · Leave a comment

Artificial Intelligence, Monitoring and Educational Ethics: Engagement Detection

Thank you to Ian Grove-Stephenson for bringing this disturbing article to my attention. We are all aware of the capacity of computer based technologies to make a decisive impact on … Continue reading

February 27, 2019 · Leave a comment

Which Apps Are Safe for Kids? Three Tools That Read the Fine Print for You | EdSurge

Who has the time to read the fine print of terms and conditions… especially when it is an enticing new app which promises you the world? Well we certainly should … Continue reading

February 8, 2019 · Leave a comment

An Open Invitation from the Learning Renaissance to Join Our International Reflective Learning Community Resource

If you represent a school or other learning establishment, you are very welcome to include a link to the Learning Renaissance on your online Continuing Professional Development (CPD) library. There … Continue reading

January 7, 2019 · Leave a comment

Future Proof Your School: Steering Culture, Driving School Improvement and Developing Excellence

My new school improvement book: analysis, commentary, notes from my case files, triangulation points to relate to your own circumstances and templates for improvement campaigns… endorsed by education leaders in … Continue reading

January 3, 2019 · Leave a comment

Thought For The Day: Education for Enlightenment

This is the guiding philosophy behind the mission of the RSA. It pretty much sums up the mission of the Learning Renaissance as well.

January 1, 2019 · Leave a comment

Making Bloom’s Taxonomy work for your student’s learning

December 21, 2018 · 1 Comment

Future Proof Your School: Steering Culture, Driving School Improvement and Developing Excellence

I’ve been working with Critical Publishing in putting together a series of books on education leadership and learning. The books focus on change management at the level of culture. and … Continue reading

December 10, 2018 · Leave a comment

Dire Predictions About the Future of Traditional Education Models

Harvard Business School Professor Clayton Christensen has some stunning comments to make about traditional educational delivery models, and he is prepared to put a time scale on them. This fall, 19.9 … Continue reading

November 12, 2018 · Leave a comment

Growth Mindset: A Key to Future Learning – Sindu Sreebhavan Explains

Success is not the result of mere talent and intelligence. In fact, success is the result of how we fuel our skills with attitudes, beliefs, behaviors and habits. It is … Continue reading

October 31, 2018 · 1 Comment

The Shape of Things to Come and Why Education Must Change… and Quickly!

Peter Drucker’s quote encapsulates why formal education cannot continually use learning time to fill up little boxes of subject knowledge. The information is out there on the internet – a … Continue reading

October 22, 2018 · Leave a comment

Collaboration: The Future of Learning

The future of learning will be less about information transmission from teacher to student (pedagogy) and more about the student determining the how, the where and the when of learning … Continue reading

October 15, 2018 · Leave a comment

Taking Notes By Hand May Be Better Than Digitally, Researchers Say | NPR

Researchers Pam Mueller and Daniel M Oppenheimer found that students remember more via taking notes longhand rather than on a laptop. It has to do with what happens when you’re … Continue reading

October 3, 2018 · 1 Comment

Disruptive Thinking… New Technologies, New Learning

I’ve seen this adage in multiple formats attributed to many different innovators, Henry Ford said that the Motor Car was not the result of the continuous refinement of the horse … Continue reading

October 1, 2018 · Leave a comment

The Direction of Travel in Educational Technology…

This article outlines the top ten trends in educational technology development. Some perennials remain in the list like Personalisation and Gamification, whilst others make the list by dint of new … Continue reading

September 17, 2018 · Leave a comment
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