The Learning Renaissance

FREE Live Interactive Astronaut Show Tuesday 19th May ‘Searching for the Secrets of Space’ Astronaut and Test Pilot Greg Johnson Joins ‘Space to Learn

Have you ever wondered what space is made of? Greg’s last mission launched into space the tools to tell us what is ‘out there’ and help us know more about … Continue reading

May 16, 2020 · Leave a comment

Space to Learn: “To Burp or Not to Burp: A Guide to the Body in Space” with surgeon and astronaut Dave Williams

FREE Live Interactive Astronaut Show This Tuesday Dave Williams Astronaut, Brain and Heart Surgeon Joins Space to Learn. To Burp or Not to Burp: A Guide to the Body in … Continue reading

May 11, 2020 · Leave a comment

ISSET Brings you ‘Unlocking the Secrets of the Universe’ with astronaut and test pilot Greg Johnson

This Thursday 7th May at 7pm BST/2 pm EDT, join astronaut and test pilot Greg Johnson. His last Space Shuttle mission involved the deployment of the Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer which … Continue reading

May 6, 2020 · Leave a comment

FAO: Headteachers/Principals: Call for informal research partner schools from secondary schools in the UK and internationally to evaluate the impact of Coronavirus on learning development in your school

I’m looking to do some research to explore the transformative impact of the Coronavirus on learning in secondary schools… or not. It forms the next element to my books on … Continue reading

May 1, 2020 · Leave a comment

Thought For The Day: Bill Gates on Technology

April 30, 2020 · Leave a comment

It is rocket science and it is brain surgery… the latest ISSET webinar with astronaut Dafydd Rhys Williams: 30th April 19.00 BST

LIVE Webinar: Space Talking with An Astronaut  Astronaut & Brain Surgeon Dafydd Rhys (Dave) Williams My Brain in Space This Thursday 30th April at 7pm BST, astronaut, neurological and cardiac … Continue reading

April 29, 2020 · 2 Comments

Space to Learn: Painting the Perfect Planet with Astronaut Nicole Stott Tuesday 28th April

Nicole Stott – Astronaut, Environmentalist, Engineer, Pilot and Artist – Joins Space to Learn Painting the Perfect Planet A FREE live Interactive astronaut episodes are beamed out every Tuesday in … Continue reading

April 27, 2020 · 2 Comments

Making Learning Concrete: Realising Numbers in Mathematics with Scandinavians!

I don’t tend to subscribe to the ‘what goes around comes around!’ school of thought as it often represents lazy thinking. Things which might appear similar change over time or … Continue reading

April 27, 2020 · Leave a comment

Webinar: Keeping Your Cool in a Space Disaster with Astronaut Michael Foale, CBE

Every Thursday an astronaut will give a LIVE presentation and q & a. The programme is designed for adults and families and is for a limited sized audience. This Thursday … Continue reading

April 22, 2020 · Leave a comment

The latest Space Talking with an Astronaut. Tonight Steve Swanson, ISS Commander!

LIVE Webinar: Space Talking with An Astronaut With Space Station Commander Steve Swanson Today at 7pm BST/2pm EDT Every Thursday an astronaut will give a LIVE presentation and Q&A. The … Continue reading

April 16, 2020 · Leave a comment

FREE Live Interactive Astronaut Show with Space Shuttle Pilot Tony Antonelli Tuesday 14th April. 7pm BST/9am and 2pm EDT

FREE live Interactive astronaut episodes are beamed out: Every Tuesday at 2pm and 7pm BST/9am and 2pm EDT in our “Space to Learn” series. Inspirational, fun and an Out of … Continue reading

April 11, 2020 · Leave a comment

The Edtech Podcast – for global education innovation and edtech

The mission of The Edtech Podcast is to improve the dialogue between ‘ed’ & ‘tech’ for better innovation, through storytelling. Join the Edtech listener community now! The Edtech Podcast – … Continue reading

April 10, 2020 · Leave a comment

The second ISSET free Astronaut webinar takes place today featuring Tony Antonelli on Piloting the Space Shuttle!

LIVE Webinar: Space Talking with An Astronaut Thursday 9th April 7pm to 8pm (BST) UK time Featuring Space Shuttle Pilot Tony Antonelli Book your ticket HERE Every Thursday an astronaut … Continue reading

April 9, 2020 · Leave a comment

Teachers and Existential Problem Solving

Teachers all over the world will be tackling and solving the problem of how education can continue during the Coronavirus pandemic… Source: Ken Buck on LinkedIn

March 22, 2020 · Leave a comment

Language apps: Can phones replace classrooms? | BBC News

With a boom in Japanese ahead of the Rugby World Cup, can apps offer more spontaneity and freedom? Read more here: Language apps: Can phones replace classrooms? | BBC News

March 18, 2020 · Leave a comment

International Learning Collaborations: What Can Be Achieved?

I’m generally a little sceptical of the potential of information and educational technologies to bring about decisive improvements in learning. My position has been forged over many years working with … Continue reading

March 12, 2020 · Leave a comment

A Neuroscience Game-Changer: Connectivity Issues and Learning Difficulties

  I’ve spoken before about the disconnect between neuroscience research, with its complexity and nuance, and practical guidance for educators. A new report on the source of learning difficulties has … Continue reading

March 11, 2020 · Leave a comment

Gaming – Still a Dirty Word in Schools

Perhaps because of its antecedents in toys and children’s games, the idea that games can be used purposefully as part of the learning diet in schools has not gained much … Continue reading

February 17, 2020 · Leave a comment

Learning Technologies and How to Develop and Deploy Them: Changing the Paradigm

I generally take a sceptical view of educational technology because the implementers tend to want to shoe-horn in new technologies without going to the trouble of the professional development required … Continue reading

January 24, 2020 · Leave a comment

The Place of the Arts in the Curriculum

In all the clamour for Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) in the curriculum, Arts subjects are increasingly marginalised. Sometimes it feels like they are regarded as ‘the icing’ on … Continue reading

January 22, 2020 · 3 Comments

Initial Teacher Training reforms in the UK

It has been very pleasing to see Her Majesty’s Chief Inspector for Education, Amanda Spielman becoming more vocal about some of the detrimental practises in schools. Aspects such as ‘Off-rolling’ … Continue reading

November 20, 2019 · Leave a comment

Marginalising the Arts: A Travesty of Learning!

There has always been a hierarchy of subjects in school, ranked according to their perceived value. Although we need to qualify the word value, depending on the perspective of those … Continue reading

November 13, 2019 · 2 Comments

Neuroscience, Behaviour and Motivation

Our friends at Edutopia, and Judy Willis in particular, have put together this short paper on using neuroscientific principles to ensure that students are engaged and motivated across the span … Continue reading

October 9, 2019 · Leave a comment

What’s Lost When We Rush Kids Through Childhood

A reductionist approach in many western nations has meant an undue emphasis on developing reading, writing and arithmetic as the foundations of success in learning. This in turn has led … Continue reading

September 25, 2019 · Leave a comment

SHS ConnectEd Conference, 27 March 2020

I am delighted to have been approached to speak at the Surbiton High School ConnectEd Conference on March 27 2020. This is one of a number of interesting invitations I’ve … Continue reading

September 9, 2019 · Leave a comment

5 Ways to Get Girls into STEM | Edutopia

Engineering consultant and author Karen Purcell stresses the importance of capturing young girls’ interest in STEM subjects and career paths, offering five strategies to make this happen. …the lack of … Continue reading

August 7, 2019 · Leave a comment

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