Archive for November, 2012

The 21st Century Learning Initiative

Friday, November 23rd, 2012

The 21st Learning Initiative started life in 1983 as Education 2000 and became the 21st Century Learning Initiative in 1995. The initiative was set up by a group of English and American businessmen and organizations to make sense of research on learning and learning processes that were fragmented in many different disciplines, and embedded in many different universities, research institutions and businesses around the world.

They facilitate the emergence of new approaches to learning that draw upon a range of insights into the human brain, the functioning of human societies, and learning as a community-wide activity.

They have just published a new website of great interest (including extensive archive of articles, interviews and presentations) and a Vimeo Site featuring animations about contextual learning – Born to Learn
See their newsletter for more information…

West Midlands moe Network

Friday, November 16th, 2012

Luke Abbott: Responding to Children’s Needs

9-10 February, Woodrow First School, Redditch

At this 2-day event, Luke will look at how we can adapt and respond to the needs of children, as we work in Mantle of the Expert. Over the course of the weekend, delegates will be able to observe Luke working with a group of children from Woodrow School.

Robin Alexander’s Response to the Secretary of State’s National Curriculum proposals

Friday, November 16th, 2012

As momentum grows towards the publication and review process for the new primary curriculum, Government, education commentators and educationists have begun practicing their arguments for the debate ahead.