Category Archives: Skills and knowledge

Cambridge Assessment – 21st Century Skills

Two weeks ago I spoke at a Cambridge Assessment event on Teaching and Assessing 21st century Skills. Regular readers of this blog will know my thoughts on 21st century skills, and the speech I gave was rather similar to this … Continue reading

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The Limits of Knowledge

On Monday Daisy and I made it through the snow to address a group of Headteachers at the annual conference of The Prince’s Teaching Institute (PTI) in Crewe. We had been invited by Chris Pope, the co-director of the PTI, … Continue reading

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Complementary Colours

Throughout most of our history, human beings have known that handing down knowledge from one generation to the next was absolutely vital for their survival. This may no longer strictly be the case in the modern world, but I would … Continue reading

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The Power of the Humanities

On Friday I joined colleagues at the SCETT (Standing Committee for the Education and Training of Teachers) annual conference. As I wrote on Thursday, the day was a forum to consider what we should teach. I spoke alongside Seán Lang … Continue reading

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Knowledge and Creativity

This post is by Dr Jo Saxton, Director of the Curriculum Centre. On Friday I will be talking at the Knowledge Summit at the Institute of Education. The day is entitled ‘What Should We Teach?’ It is being organised by SCETT, … Continue reading

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Skills and Knowledge

A very similar post to this was originally published on the Policy First website here. In modern education, traditional knowledge often gets a bit of a hard time. Critics of knowledge-based curriculums argue that modern technology has eliminated the need … Continue reading

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