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Locked doors, headaches, and intellectual need | Affording Play
You're more likely to understand what a key is for if you've already encountered a locked door.
education  psychology  programming  learning 
november 2015 by pw201
All You Need to Know About the 'Learning Styles' Myth, in Two Minutes | WIRED
Apparently, there's no evidence that people actually have different learning styles.
learning  myths  pedagogy  psychology  education  teaching 
january 2015 by pw201
The Oxbridge delusion: why the more we talk about these two great universities, the less we know - Comment - Voices - The Independent
"Worse still is when journalists, comedians and television producers casually use Oxbridge as a byword for ‘elitist’ – and not elitist in the benevolent, meritocratic sense, but in the loaded dice sense. It politicises and toxifies Oxbridge, dragging it down into the national mood of resentment. The Guardian website even has a whole education section helpfully entitled ‘Oxbridge and elitism’ just in case the message ‘it’s not for people like you’ was too subtle."
university  education  oxbridge  oxford  cambridge 
december 2012 by pw201
Alex Gabriel // P.E. lessons ruined how I felt about myself
"P.E. lessons made me feel that my body belonged to someone else." "I don’t believe [fitness] is really the motivation. If it were, why object, as Cameron does, to ‘Indian dance, or whatever’?" Obviously it's worse if you're out as gay, as Alex was, but this all sounds a bit familiar. PE certainly put me off exercise, and were it not for dancing restoring my confidence, I'd probably be in a much worse physical state.
health  fitness  sport  school  education  physical-education  PE 
november 2012 by pw201
So who is good enough to get into Cambridge? | Education | The Guardian
Guardian reporter sits in on admissions meetings at my old college. Inevitably, the photo with the story is of King's, because it's prettier than Churchill.
churchill  cambridge-university  university  education  cambridge 
january 2012 by pw201
Richard Dawkins attacks Muslim schools for stuffing children's minds with 'alien rubbish' - Telegraph
"He said that while he opposed faith schools as a whole, it was the Muslim ones that worried him the most." That seems reasonable: the C of E schools are mostly harmless, as far as I can tell: they accept evolution and don't examine the consequences for Christian doctrine too carefully.
evolution  religon  islam  richard-dawkins  dawkins  education  schools 
october 2011 by pw201
Oxbridge isn’t racist – but it’s failing the working class | Liberal Conspiracy
Someone on Liberal Conspiracy actually looks at the stats behind the recent non-story. It's always a bit odd when the newspapers decide it's the responsibility of Oxford and Cambridge to carry out social engineering in a belated attempt to fix problems which occurred earlier in the system.
cambridge  oxford  racism  education  uk 
december 2010 by pw201
The 10 Most Important Things They Didn't Teach You In School | Cracked.com
From the author of "John Dies at the End". Mostly obvious, but well done.
education  funny  cracked  life  sex 
june 2010 by pw201
Church recruiting drive targets two-year-olds
The Graun reports that the Church of England is trying to re-connect with children and teenagers, via youth clubs and providing material for the daily act of collective worship (still legally required in state schools, but often quietly ignored). While I think church schools should not get government funding, on the whole, school assembly Anglicanism is a vaccination against more serious sorts of Christianity, so I'm not as worried as the Graun or the commenters.
education  religion  children  c-of-e  church-of-england  anglicanism  christianity 
december 2009 by pw201
Tabloid Watch: You can't upset a 14yo girl with leukaemia any more - it's political correctness gone mad!
The other shoe drops in the "Christian teacher sacked for offering to pray" story (mentioned previously): the parents of the 14 year old with leukaemia have spoken to the press about the teacher's actions. Tabloid Watch links to a bunch of places where it's been reported.
christianity  religion  education 
december 2009 by pw201
Justice with Michael Sandel - Home
Harvard has put Michael Sandel's justly popular "Justice" course on the web. Well worth watching.
education  philosophy  morality  ethics  video  community  politics  harvard  justice 
september 2009 by pw201
'A question of character' by Richard Reeves | Prospect Magazine August 2008 issue 149
"The idea of "good character" sounds old-fashioned and patronising, but it may be the key to some of our most entrenched social problems. Politicians across the spectrum are starting to realise this"
society  psychology  politics  culture  character  education  david-cameron 
august 2008 by pw201
Math Is Harder for Girls by Heather Mac Donald, City Journal 28 July 2008
and also easier: men are more likely to be the outliers in either direction.
teaching  science  education  maths  mathematics  gender  feminism 
august 2008 by pw201
10 Signs of Intelligent Life at YouTube | MetaFilter
Links to worthwhile videos on YouTube: lectures from authors and intellectuals, that kind of thing.
youtube  Video  metafilter  education  google  talks 
december 2007 by pw201
Launchball
Fun game from the Science Musuem, although it's a bit buggy and won't always let me move stuff once I've placed it.
education  electricity  science  flash  games  game  physics  launchball  museum 
november 2007 by pw201
Silver Bling Thing
There's more to the "Silver Ring Thing" case than first meets the eye.
christianity  education  fundamentalism  news  silver  ring  Religion  silver-ring-thing  SRT  celibacy  sex 
july 2007 by pw201
slacktivist: No effect
Abstinence based sex ed has no effect on whether kids abstain
education  politics  sex 
june 2007 by pw201
A physics teacher begs for his subject back: An open letter to the AQA board and the UK Department for Education
An open letter to the AQA exam board complaining about the lack of physical content in their physics GCSE. Rather frightening.
children  education  physics  politics  science  uk  teaching  GCSE  AQA 
june 2007 by pw201

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