Author Philip Pullman speaks about the UK Education System

Author of the 'His Dark Materials' trilogy, Philp Pullman, speaks about the UK education system.  In this interview he talks about the need to trust teachers and the importance of imagination in schools.  As he says; "No work of art ... was ever reasoned into existence". Let us know your views on this by commenting … Continue reading Author Philip Pullman speaks about the UK Education System

The Deep Think – Creativity In Schools

Creativity in schools is a contentious subject in some countries where it is regulary  relegated further and further into the background.  A recent study by the Pew Research Group in the USA conducted research in 19 countries to discover whether a creative or 'academic basics' approach was favoured.  The results were varied and reflected trends … Continue reading The Deep Think – Creativity In Schools

The Deep Think – The Side Effects Of Education

Food can have cause allergic reactions, medicines can have side effects.  Are there negative impacts from education as well? Educational side effects.  What Works Can Hurt: Side Effects in Education, posted on Yong Zhao this idea is explored. “This practice can help your children become a better student, but it may make her less creative.” No … Continue reading The Deep Think – The Side Effects Of Education