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?

And invitation to talk #dangeroured

This is an invite to take a wee risk with your educational thoughts. Record some audio and add the #dangeroused tag. See http://www.edutalk.cc/edutalk-at-the-emporium-of-dangerous-ideas/ for more details. Check out Emporium of Dangerous Ideas too

This is an invite to take a wee risk with your educational thoughts. Record some audio and add the #dangeroused tag. See http://www.edutalk.cc/edutalk-at-the-emporium-of-dangerous-ideas/ for more details. Check out Emporium of Dangerous Ideas too

And invitation to talk #dangeroured

This is an invite to take a wee risk with your educational thoughts. Record some audio and add the #dangeroused tag. See http://www.edutalk.cc/edutalk-at-the-emporium-of-dangerous-ideas/ for more details. Check out Emporium of Dangerous Ideas too

This is an invite to take a wee risk with your educational thoughts. Record some audio and add the #dangeroused tag. See http://www.edutalk.cc/edutalk-at-the-emporium-of-dangerous-ideas/ for more details. Check out Emporium of Dangerous Ideas too

Dangerous David

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As part of Edutalk’s involvement in the Emporium of Dangerous Ideas we are inviting folk to contribute audio:

  1. Reports, thoughts of reviews of events in this years emporium.
  2.  To mashup audio recorded at the opening event.

There are more details in the post Edutalk at the Emporium of Dangerous Ideas.

This post is an example of the second activity. I’ve taken audio from David Cameron’s contribution: ▶ David Cameron Emporium launch mixed it with some of David talking at an ACTs conference and a background track created in GarageBand. I am sure anyone with a bit of musical understanding can do better.

How to join in:

  1. We will post for download some audio recorded at the Emporium’s launch for you to download.
  2. Take that audio and mix it up with other sounds, musical or not to either emphasize an idea, or just to have fun
  3. Add this to Edutalk, either by mailing the audio to audio@edutalk.cc or upload it to AudioBoom and tag it #dangeroused.