ResearchED cartoon

I just wanted to repost the lovely Oliver Cavigliolo cartoon of my presentation at ResearchED Hackney on 03/12/16. Such a talented artist. You can see tweets from the day, and other Oliver cartoons, if you search using the hashtag #rEdFE.

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FE Teachers under Siege – power, compliance and professionalism

This is a paper given for ResearchED at BSix in Hackney today which explores relationships between FE teachers, their employers, and Government in the light of changes in education policy and funding. Introduction In the session I described what we mean by education professionalism, and map out some of the key Further Education policy milestones that… Continue reading FE Teachers under Siege – power, compliance and professionalism

On four types of love in education, and how we can find balance

One of my favourite school mottoes is from Kristin School, Auckland, New Zealand.  It is "Progress with Vision, Integrity and Love". Their choice of words is very interesting. Love is pretty unfashionable at the moment beyond Valentine’s Day, wedding fayres and soppy films. However love in all its forms is very important to the human condition. It… Continue reading On four types of love in education, and how we can find balance