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For educators and parents, fresh and seasoned: here is news of a very informative seminar for all who are minded to protect and develop a broad experience of education.
It comes at a time when (again) the current UK government is proposing new assessment regimes for young children in its continuing march down the narrow avenues of instruction.
"2017 is the 50th year since the publication of 'Children and their Primary Schools', better known as The Plowden Report.
Plowden has been a consistent reference point since that time and has come to stand for child-centred, socially conscious primary education. It prompted an international interest and educators from across the world visited English primary schools – notably in the West Riding of Yorkshire, Oxfordshire, Hertfordshire and Leicestershire. Our conference invites teachers and others concerned with primary education to recall Plowden and ask what we have learned since and what we have forgotten."
The event is free, funded by University of Cambridge & History of Education Society.
- Dr Joseph Featherstone (Emeritus Professor of Education, Michigan State University)
- Dr Emily Harper (Teacher at Lyndhurst Primary School, Camberwell, London)
- Dr Ken Jones (Senior Policy Officer NUT & Emeritus Professor, Goldsmiths)
Sat 18 November 2017 | 13:30 – 16:30
Mander Hall, Hamilton House, National Union of Teachers, Mabledon Place, London, WC1H 9BD
Our colleagues 5x5x5=creativity are hosting this weekend, which promises to be most thoughtful, rich, stimulating, encouraging - and delightful!
Do go if you can.
Speakers include Ken Robinson, David Almond ...
TES General Election 2017 Education Hustings
"TES is delighted to announce it will be hosting a General Election education hustings with education secretary Justine Greening, her Labour shadow, Angela Rayner, and their Lib Dem counterpart, John Pugh.
Taking place at the Emmanuel Centre in the heart of Westminster on Wednesday the 24th May at 6:30pm, the event is sure to frame the education conversation for the last frantic days of the campaigning.
The debate will be hosted by Tes editor Ann Mroz, and you can be part of the 1,000-strong audience that questions the politicians on all aspects of education policy – including grammar schools, funding, assessment and pedagogy.
Tickets will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis. You must arrive with your ticket to gain entry to the hustings."
This will be an excellent opportunity to question the three main parties in England on their policies for education,on funding and assessment - and their basic principles on what education should be.
Tickets are free but space is limited- register now.
If you email us that you are registered, we may be able to link people up for the day; this may strengthen the effectiveness of contributions and questions.