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Now, I know for a fact that there are some brilliant people at Jisc who understand education and are experts in learning, teaching and assessment. But where is their voice in Jisc's messages? Do Jisc want to be a tech company, because they'll lose everyth
Now, I know for a fact that there are some brilliant people at Jisc who understand education and are experts in learning, teaching and assessment. But where is their voice in Jisc's messages? Do Jisc want to be a tech company, because they'll lose everything if they do.
Jisc  education  learning  teaching  edtech  technology 
6 weeks ago by petej
Human Contact Is Now a Luxury Good - The New York Times
All of this has led to a curious new reality: Human contact is becoming a luxury good.

As more screens appear in the lives of the poor, screens are disappearing from the lives of the rich. The richer you are, the more you spend to be offscreen.

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The wealthy can afford to opt out of having their data and their attention sold as a product. The poor and middle class don’t have the same kind of resources to make that happen.
care  automation  technology  inequality  wealth  luxury  class  education  schools  children  teaching  community  isolation  SiliconValley 
march 2019 by petej
Why are my wife and I quitting teaching? Brutal cuts, bad policies and stressed kids | Peter Foggo | Opinion | The Guardian
For us the final straw was the proposed creation of a new generation of grammar schools, and with them the reintroduction of selection in education. We could not accept being a part of a system that condemns as failures the majority of children at the age of 11. A system where children are encouraged to label themselves as failures is a broken system.

In the end there are two visions of the future, and of the future of education, currently vying for control. One is of a constant struggle, where competition is seen as the main driving force. The other is of a world based on cooperation, nurture and encouragement, where collaboration is considered the key to success. I know which I prefer.

The hope of becoming a small part of a system that developed self-confident, questioning and caring individuals was what motivated me to enter and to stay in teaching for the last 26 years. The vision of a world that sees every man for himself, fighting in the gutter over the last crust of bread, is what has driven me out.
teaching  teachers  UK  cuts  competition  stress  grammarSchools  schools  education  policy 
may 2017 by petej
The reward for good teaching in universities? We can push learners deeper into debt | Higher Education Network | The Guardian
"Of course I want my students to find job security after university and thrive in their careers. But their subsequent employment status is not a measure of my success as a teacher. It is a measure of many things, including their luck in negotiating an economy that often excludes people like them. Personally, I measure my success as a teacher by whether my students develop the capacity to learn, think and act independently, without my guidance. But these qualities are not the metrics of the Tef.

Instead, we will send our graduates out so laden with debt that they need to cling to the first job they can find – and call ourselves successful educators. We will compete like starved dogs over the reward of being able to raise fees, and proudly put our Tef status on promotional materials, ensuring a steady supply of students willing to pay inflated fees.

The Tef isn’t concerned with the art and practice of teaching. It does not set out to capture and promote those practices that inform, enlighten and inspire. It is a crowbar with which to prise apart universities, communities and families."
education  higherEducation  universities  teaching  TEF  students  NSS  fees  tuitionFees  debt  satisfaction  employability  UK  loans 
september 2016 by petej
The challengers (and challenges) in higher education market reform - Wonkhe
But the new Conservative government is keen to launch on paths of further transformation, impatient at having been held in check for five-years by the Liberal Democrats. Thus we have Success as a Knowledge Economy: Teaching Excellence, Social Mobility and Student Choice an impatient but confusing document which bristles with resentment towards an established university sector apparently not biddable enough to develop the kind of flexible, diverse provision it wants to see (and here we mean accelerated two-year degrees and degree apprenticeships, not part-time options, of course).
education  higherEducation  universities  UK  policy  WhitePaper  fees  tuitionFees  markets  OfS  teaching  quality  assessment  dctagged  dc:creator=McGettiganAndrew 
may 2016 by petej
An Evening with Thomas Docherty, but a Lifetime with the Eichmann Academics | Academic Irregularities
"Performance management is a process of constant surveillance, reporting, evidencing and self-justification unfolding amidst the pervasive accusation that the individual is undeserving of the status of professor. But there is a process, and it will be observed"
education  higherEducation  universities  managerialism  performance  management  DochertyThomas  morality  ethics  responsibility  teaching  TEF 
february 2016 by petej
Higher education: teaching excellence, social mobility and student choice - Consultations - GOV.UK
"It will also mean teaching students the transferrable work readiness skills that businesses need, including collaborative teamwork and the development of a positive work ethic, so that they can contribute more effectively to our efforts to boost the productivity of the UK economy."

CITIZENS, YOU WILL DEVELOP A POSITIVE WORK ETHIC
UK  BIS  education  higherEducation  universities  GreenPaper  students  teaching  TEF  OfS  HEFCE  JohnsonJo  work  labour  employability  business  workEthic 
november 2015 by petej
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