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'They love singing about green issues': teaching sustainability through the arts

the guardian - Sat, 27/01/2018 - 09:30

At a time when arts are squeezed in some schools, teachers are embracing them as a tool to teach the environment

At Fleet primary school in north London, children between the ages of three and 11 are learning songs about climate change and the environment. Tunes featuring fossil fuels, composting, growing vegetables and the impact of transport have all become popular in class, despite the somewhat serious messages at their heart.

For the teachers, music is proving to be a useful tool in explaining subjects that may otherwise be considered complex or inaccessible for young children. “The kids love singing about green issues,” says Beth Cleine, head of science and arts at the school. “They learn simple, catchy songs and sing them in the classroom or all together in assembly. It’s a fun way to learn.” The children performed some of the songs at last year’s Camden Music Festival at the Royal Albert Hall.

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Secret Teacher: education should be driven by evidence, not political whims

the guardian - Sat, 27/01/2018 - 09:00

Teachers need well-researched policies and methods backed up by hard evidence. Too often we get the latest ideological hobby horse

I am listening to Rockin’ All Over the World by Status Quo. This is not unusual in itself – it’s one of my favourite songs. But this time I’m playing it loudly in the classroom while my class are tested on their times tables. To me, it seems counterintuitive to expect children to concentrate while listening to music that is probably older than their parents. But this is a scheme endorsed across the school.

It’s easy to mock the rather gimmicky method, which my school has roughly based on the Times Table Rock Stars approach. That idea’s success (a reported 320,000 students have accessed the website in the 2015/16 academic year) seems to be largely due to the experiences of the creator, Bruno Reddy, a former head of maths.

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Cyril Delhay : « Pour que le grand oral fonctionne, il faudra en enseigner les techniques »

lemonde_edu - Sat, 27/01/2018 - 07:39
L’expression orale est un art démocratique, accessible à tous, pour peu que l’école prenne le soin d’en transmettre les techniques.
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Réforme du bac : « Si les progrès des élèves sont véritablement recherchés, le projet doit être retravaillé »

lemonde_edu - Sat, 27/01/2018 - 07:00
Dans une tribune au « Monde », l’universitaire Blanche Lochmann pense que le rapport de la « mission baccalauréat » révèle l’incapacité des acteurs à concilier budget équilibré et excellence pour tous.
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Jean-Robert Pitte : « La réforme du bac est juste et bonne »

lemonde_edu - Sat, 27/01/2018 - 07:00
Dans une tribune au « Monde », l’universitaire Jean-Robert Pitte soutient les propositions de réformes du baccalauréat formulées par Pierre Mathiot qui revalorisent les équipes pédagogiques des lycées et donnent enfin une véritable autonomie aux universités
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Nathalie Mons : « Le bac est devenu complexe et son organisation est chronophage »

lemonde_edu - Sat, 27/01/2018 - 07:00
Dans une tribune au « Monde », la sociologue Nathalie Mons observe que le bac français a fait école dans les pays de l’OCDE mais il doit aussi devenir un instrument au service de la socialisation des jeunes
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Pierre Merle : « Les réformes du bac et de l’accès à l’université suscitent de multiples réserves »

lemonde_edu - Sat, 27/01/2018 - 07:00
Dans une tribune au « Monde », le sociologue Pierre Merle juge que l’importance accordée aux notes et au contrôle continu pour le baccalauréat pose problème. Il estime notamment qu’il faudrait aussi tenir compte du rapport entre compétences et aptitudes des élèves à suivre avec succès un enseignement supérieur.
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Escaping Nazi Germany

bbc education - Sat, 27/01/2018 - 03:26
A grandmother who escaped Nazi Germany on a train as a child shares her story with teenagers.
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Yale’s Most Popular Class Ever: Happiness

NYTimes - Fri, 26/01/2018 - 21:40
With nearly 1,200 students signed up, a course that tells students how to lead more satisfying lives may be the largest in university history.
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A cavalier approach to the English civil war? | Letters

the guardian - Fri, 26/01/2018 - 18:06
Readers respond to Martin Kettle’s article about the 17th-century conflict and its enduring effects

Martin Kettle (Don’t mention the civil war – the English are still fighting it, 25 January) combines questionable generalisations – kings, queens and battles “still dominate the way [history] is taught” and counsels of unattainable perfection: women, Scots, black people, protest, kings, queens and class conflict should all “be part of a fully rounded 21st-century historical awareness”.

Yet, Kettle contradictorily asserts, “England and Britain need a new shared vision of their history” – which leads us straight back to myopic mythology (and, in Kettle’s words, “endless movies about Churchill [and] the second world war”).

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Comment bien choisir sa classe préparatoire scientifique ?

lemonde_edu - Fri, 26/01/2018 - 14:32
Les conseils de Mickaël Prost, président de l’Union des professeurs de classes préparatoires scientifiques.
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Teachers in Scotland could strike over pay

bbc education - Fri, 26/01/2018 - 14:11
Both the EIS and a second union, the SSTA, have signalled willingness to take industrial action over pay.
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Diversity starts in schools – children need to see a wider range of careers

the guardian - Fri, 26/01/2018 - 13:36

Step into the classroom to help the next generation discover exciting and diverse career opportunities

Ask a seven-year-old “what do you want to do when you grow up?” and you’ll get an answer built on very limited experience. But unless children are exposed to a wide range of options how can they know what opportunities exist that might interest them?

The lack of awareness of primary school children of the full spectrum of careers is highlighted in a new study, Drawing the Future. Carried out for the organisation Education and Employers, the conclusion is that more of us need to go into primary schools to share our experiences of the world of work.

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Les meilleurs moments d’O21, nos conférences pour s’orienter au 21e siècle, à Lille

lemonde_edu - Fri, 26/01/2018 - 11:08
Conférences, ateliers, témoignages vidéos et rencontres pour faire ses choix et connaître les métiers de demain… retour sur nos conférences O21 des 19 et 20 janvier à Lille.
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We need a bigger conversation about bullying in academia | Anonymous academic

the guardian - Fri, 26/01/2018 - 09:30

I was routinely humiliated by my head of department. Universities must tackle bullying with proper policy

The first time my department chair was hostile to me was during a private lunch, moments after I expressed curiosity about their field of specialisation. The second time was a humiliating email copied to college administrators. The third time was a dressing down in front of an administrative assistant. For anyone familiar with workplace bullying, this is known as “repeated mistreatment” or – more euphemistically – “escalated incivility”.

The Workplace Bullying Institute in the US, where I’m based, defines bullying as abusive conduct that is threatening, humiliating, or intimidating; work sabotage, or verbal abuse. Bullying, like harassment, is often performed in secret, hard to prove, and operates along a continuum. How badly it hurts depends on where, when, who, how hard, and how often.

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Children are tech addicts – and schools are the pushers | Eliane Glaser

the guardian - Fri, 26/01/2018 - 08:00

When Silicon Valley bosses send their children to screen-free schools, why do we believe the claims of the ‘ed tech’ industry?

As a culture, we are finally waking up to the dark side of new technology. “The internet is broken”, declares the current issue of Wired, the tech insiders’ bible. Last month Rick Webb, an early digital investor, posted a blog titled “My internet mea culpa”. “I was wrong,” he wrote. “We all were.” He called on the architects of the web to admit that new technology had brought more harm than good.

Yet while geeks, the public and politicians – including Theresa May – grow disenchanted, schools, and those responsible for the national curriculum, seem stuck in an earlier wide-eyed era. My instinct tells me that this innocence is perverse. As a friend memorably described it, when he gave his three-year-old his phone to play with, it was as if a worm had found its way into her head.

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Un attrait pour la police et l’aide aux victimes

lemonde_edu - Fri, 26/01/2018 - 07:15
Dans une société traumatisée par les attaques terroristes,  les masters de criminologie et de victimologie sont en plein essor.
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