Category Archives: comprehensive

Radio Edutalk 12-04-2016: Mikkel Storm, Vice President of Product at Waterford Institute, on ‘Supporting students with adaptive technology”

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Mikkel Storm, Vice President of Product at Waterford Institute, on ‘Supporting students with adaptive technology’.

Radio Edutalk 08-12-2015: Iain White, Principal of Newlands Junior College in Glasgow

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Iain White, Principal of Newlands Junior College in Glasgow.

Iain invites us to consider:

  1. Is the comprehensive system in Scottish education a strength or are the limits of its uniformity of approach a product of the culture of conformity and compliance inherent in our system?
  2. We need a system that meets the needs of young people. Therefore we need more creativity and flexibility in approach than presently exists. Discuss.
  3. Tom Peters said, ’Show me a schoolteacher and I’ll show you someone that never coloured outside the lines in his life’.  Thinking about Scotland, is he correct and are we missing the opportunities that Curriculum for Excellence provides?

Radio Edutalk 18-08-2015 – Danny Murphy on ‘Everyone’s Future: Lessons from fifty years of Scottish comprehensive schooling’

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Danny Murphy is Senior Teaching Fellow at the Moray House School of Education at the University of Edinburgh.

Danny is co-editor of ‘Everyone’s Future: Lessons from fifty years of Scottish comprehensive schooling’, published by Trentham Books.