As we near the end of the first two decades of the 21st century, one can’t help but reflect that this is a fascinating period to be in education. Our practices are defined by change and uncertainty, but also by tension between old and new, experimental and tried-and-tested.
Are new technologies useful or merely a distraction? How do we give pupils the skills they need to navigate the world when they leave school when we’re not sure what that world will be like? What is the proper place for evidence-informed education and educational research? How do we respond to the Department for Education’s continuing interest in “innovation” and Ofsted’s new spotlight on curriculum?
If ever there was a time conducive to experimentation, that time is surely now. The question is: where to start?
Continued on the Schools Week website: Review: Practical Pedagogy.