The Learning Renaissance

Global Edu – FREE Google Slides Presentation Template | Deeezy

Free Google Slides Presentation Template by Pradipta Creative on Deeezy. Download for free here (Deeezy registration is required): Global Edu – Free Google Slides Presentation Template | Deeezy

January 8, 2021 · Leave a comment

Future Proof Your School and Re-Examining Success Tour 2020

Following the publication of Re-Examining Success in February 2020, I shall be embarking on a speaking and support tour.  The tour will encompass three related areas: Strategic briefings for senior … Continue reading

November 25, 2019 · Leave a comment

Closing the Achievement Net: Talk notes and slides | Ac-Ed

Originally posted on ace-d:
Downloadable file After my talk at the 2019 Festival of Education I have prepared a downloadable file covering the key aspects of the session. Like all…

July 3, 2019 · Leave a comment

Future Proof Your School Prezi

The website allows you to develop presentations which are visually stimulating to your audience. Even more importantly, they allow you to think in depth about the subject you are … Continue reading

March 8, 2019 · Leave a comment

TED Talks: Every Kid Needs a Champion | Rita Pierson

An inspirational TEDTalk by Rita Pierson on inspiring learners… Rita Pierson, a teacher for 40 years, once heard a colleague say, “They don’t pay me to like the kids.” Her … Continue reading

September 15, 2017 · Leave a comment

Deep Learning Explained by Andrew Ng

  A really useful overview of Deep Learning from Andrew Ng from Baidu Research:  

June 29, 2016 · Leave a comment

e-learning: The Impact on Student Learning Outcomes

An interesting presentation from Jonathan Wells regarding the impact on learners of e-learning… Click through to view on Prezi: e-learning that works by Jonathan Wells

November 13, 2015 · Leave a comment

Learning {Re}imagined – Graham Brown Martin at TEDx

Graham’s talk on the Education Revolution at TEDx Amsterdam… Graham is a huge believer in the fact that education will only change by getting more people involved. In this engaging … Continue reading

April 29, 2015 · 2 Comments

Re-imagining Work and Learning

Although I don’t fully subscribe to the utilitarian notion that the purpose of education is to prepare the next generation for work, it remains a significant consideration in the minds … Continue reading

March 9, 2015 · 3 Comments

Effective Communication or Pedantry?

I am conscious that language teaching has had sparse coverage in the blog to date and thought I would go some way to redress that balance… The importance of accurate … Continue reading

January 30, 2015 · Leave a comment

Integrating Technology into Learning: Culture, Focus and Processes

A number of recent conversations with both educational leaders and educational technology providers (I’ve been both in my time) came into sharp focus today when a member of a leading … Continue reading

January 26, 2015 · 1 Comment

The Crises of Capitalism and Forging a New Future

I wasn’t the first to spot it, but there certainly seems to be a coalescence of thought that sees in current events, the last gasps of the capitalist system which … Continue reading

January 6, 2015 · Leave a comment

Empathic Thinking and Planning the Future

Bestselling author, political adviser and social and ethical prophet Jeremy Rifkin argues that empathic thinking is essential to our future well-being, in a pointer to the accommodations we may have … Continue reading

January 6, 2015 · Leave a comment

21st Century Enlightenment from the RSA

It is quite appropriate for the launch of the blog that we reference this RSA Animate as a reflection of the potential the 21st century has to offer if we … Continue reading

January 5, 2015 · Leave a comment

The Pale Blue Dot: Our World in Perspective

I always enjoyed listening to Carl Sagan patiently explaining us; life, the universe and everything. This short film gives us all a sense of perspective on what is important and … Continue reading

November 23, 2014 · Leave a comment

Presentation Skill Sets and Techniques

I have a horrible feeling that some of my ex-pupils will feel that they’ve found my scripts when they see this! I’ve never thought a presentation was simply about the anodyne … Continue reading

November 10, 2014 · Leave a comment

Create Your Own Animated Presentation – Some Useful Tools

Regular readers will know that I am a great fan of using multi-media as a basis of presentations, such as those provided by the RSA Animate series of talks in … Continue reading

October 23, 2014 · Leave a comment

A Student Guide to Searching the Internet

If we accept the premise that 21st century learning moves the learning paradigm from the assembling of knowledge to the interpretation and evaluation of sources and resource, then the ability … Continue reading

June 19, 2014

Augmented Reality Explained

Augmented reality is another pathway through which learning becomes more three dimensional for learners. It opens up exciting opportunities for immersive educational experiences in which the learner can interact with … Continue reading

June 19, 2014 · Leave a comment

Ten Great TED Talks for Parents

These TED Talks speak to the complexities of parenthood, offering unusual insights and hard-won advice. Read more: Ten Great TED Talks for Parents

May 12, 2014 · Leave a comment

TED Talks Mathematics for students

The speakers in these talks are renowned mathematicians who “breathe life and logic into everyday problems using the logic of math”. Read more: TED Talks Mathematics for students

April 15, 2014 · Leave a comment

The Learning Renaissance… Donald Clark TED Talk on Pedagogic Change (YouTube)

I’m a great fan of TED talks. They provide a fantastic insight into new ways of thinking.  The concept of the Learning Renaissance is well outlined here by Donald Clark.

February 7, 2014 · Leave a comment

RSA Animate: Changing Education Paradigms (YouTube)

This RSA Animate was adapted from a talk given at the RSA by Sir Ken Robinson, world-renowned education and creativity expert and recipient of the RSA’s Benjamin Franklin award.

October 17, 2013 · Leave a comment

Learning in the New Renaissance (JLB)

An overview of how school based learning can harness the potential of the New Renaissance in Learning promised by our increasing understanding of metacognition and the potential of new learning … Continue reading

October 16, 2013 · Leave a comment

Revision: A Guide for Students, Teachers and Parents (JLB)

Too many learners fail in learning. They usually put their failure down to being not very bright or not being able to remember things! In truth, their failure is not … Continue reading

October 16, 2013 · Leave a comment

The Learning Vortex (JLB)

One of the things I’ve been working on recently is a system for ensuring that schools develop the capacity to continuously improve their efforts for learners in a systematic way. … Continue reading

October 16, 2013 · 1 Comment