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Technology Education: Do we have a PR crisis?

It has been a long-standing commentary that resides with teachers around the country, that technology education suffers at the hands of science and mathematics. I have heard many jokes since I began my teaching career in 1997, as a student

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Connect with me at #BETT2017 (Digital Schools Awards) @HP Stand (D200)

SPEAKING AT BETT, LONDON 25 AND 26 JANUARY 2017 (11AM) STAND D200 On 25th and 26th January, I will be speaking at BETT in London, about the Digital Schools Awards. BETT is the world’s leading education technology event celebrated in

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Innovations in assessment: social media as a professional medium

Social media is becoming increasingly important in learning and teaching, however the specific use and teaching pedagogy remains unclear, with some academic staff embracing it and others distancing themselves (Bowen, 2012). National focus on using these technologies within Higher Education

Posted in Conferences, Curriculum Design, Learning & Teaching

Global Education Conference 2015

Bienvenue! Welcome! 歡迎! Willkommen! Benvenuto! 환영! Seja bem-vindo(a)! Bienvenido! We are pleased to announce the sixth annual Global Education Conference, a free week-long online event bringing together educators and innovators from around the world, will be held Monday, November 16 through

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#ResearchEd Scotland: my reflection on #rEDScot @GlasgowUni

On Saturday 29th August, I had the pleasure of attending my first ResearchEd event. It was held on my home turf at the University of Glasgow, hosted by the School of Education in the Sir Charles Wilson Lecture Theatre and

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Analysis of Digital Media: Supporting University-Wide Online Learning

This report aims to provide an overview of a project which explores teaching and learning within a blended mode of study. Specifically, it looks to analyse the production of digital media and online social networking with a view to enhancing

Posted in Curriculum Design, Education Studies, Learning & Teaching, Technology Enhanced Learning

Educating Teachers to be Advocates for Widening Participation – My Thoughts

I recently attended a HEA event at Edge Hill University entitled: Educating Teachers to be Advocates for Widening Participation. The event provided an excellent opportunity to explore the barriers which prevent learners (particularly school leavers) from accessing higher education and

Posted in Conferences, Curriculum Design, Education Studies, Employability, Reflecting, Transforming

International Conference on #Education and New Developments – Call for Papers #END13

I am pleased to announce that I have been invited onto the Scientific Committee for the #END13 International Conference on Education and New Developments. For more information about the conference, please visit the official website at: http://www.end-educationconference.org/

Posted in Conferences, Curriculum Design, Education Studies, Learning & Teaching, Reflecting, STEM Education, Technology Enhanced Learning, Transforming

Common Education Standards – my thoughts within context

I have written this post as a request from a friend and colleague who lives and works in Mexico, but is currently studying in Boston. The context – personal thoughts on common standards in relation to political, social, economic and

Posted in Curriculum Design, Education Studies, Employability, Learning & Teaching, Reflecting, Transforming

Are you participating in #GlobalEd12

Can I take this opportunity to remind you that today saw the launch of this year’s Global Education Conference. The conference will run for one week and is held online in multiple time zones. Future sessions and further details can be found

Posted in Curriculum Design, Design & Technology, Education Studies, Employability, Learning & Teaching, Reflecting, Technology Enhanced Learning, Transforming

CfE Management Board Briefing Paper on Interdisciplinary Learning

The Curriculum for Excellence (CfE) Management Board has released a variety of briefings which have been designed to assist teachers. The latest paper focusses on Interdisciplinary Learning. Interdisciplinary Learning is a planned approach to learning which uses links across different

Posted in Curriculum Design, Education Studies

Annual trip to Egypt – I will return in 2 weeks!

It has been over a year since my last trip to Egypt, which in 2011 coincided with UNESCO Director-General Irina Bokova’s official visit to Egypt in order to show UNESCO’s support for the transformation processes underway within the education system.

Posted in Curriculum Design, United Nations

UNESCO Iraq seeks consultant

UNESCO Iraq office located in Amman, Jordan is currently recruiting for a Consultant to conduct implementation and training for a Labour Survey in Baghdad, Iraq.  In Phase One, the project will prepare five diagnostic papers to develop under Phase Two

Posted in Curriculum Design, United Nations

The Future of Technological Education in Scotland Part 2

I recently conducted a small scale study based on the Future of Technological Education in Scotland. The study was specific to the opinions of teachers in secondary education (or anyone else involved in Technological Education) e.g. what they thought about

Posted in Curriculum Design, Design & Technology, Reflecting

Excellence for All – a framework for monitoring and tracking

I recently wrote an article which described the rationale and priorities behind my strategy – Excellence for All (EfA). The focus is to raise attainment and recognise achievement. The strategy is supported by a framework which builds capacity for whole school monitoring and

Posted in Curriculum Design, Education Studies, Learning & Teaching

Guest Article – Why Standardized Tests Don’t Make Sense

Thanks to Peter Kim, Accredited Online Colleges http://www.accreditedonlinecolleges.com for writing this article and supplying the info graphic. Do you want to submit a guest article? Send it to me at yourarticle@teachers.org or use my contact form to get in touch!

Posted in Curriculum Design, Guest Articles, Learning & Teaching, Reflecting

#GlobalEd12 – GlobalEdCon: Connecting Educators and Organisations Worldwide

The Global Education Conference is a collaborative, inclusive, world-wide community initiative involving students, educators, and organisations at all levels. It is designed to significantly increase opportunities for building education-related connections around the globe while supporting cultural awareness and recognition of

Posted in Curriculum Design, Education Studies, Employability, Learning & Teaching, Reflecting, Transforming

Technological Education in Scotland – Beyond 2012 – Part 1

I recently carried out a small scale study based on The Future of Technological Education in Scotland.  I conducted a survey over a period of two weeks and collated the results. It is intended that the study be a pre-amble

Posted in Curriculum Design, Design & Technology, Education Studies

Presentations from The 3rd International Workshop on Curriculum Innovation and Reform

Members of the International Bureau of Education recently participated in the 3rd International Workshop on Curriculum Innovation and Reform: Changing Assessment to Improve Learning Outcomes, organised by the European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training (Cedefop). The International Workshop drew on

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Excellence for All – raising attainment and mentoring

It’s a real pleasure to announce that I have been appointed as Coordinator – Excellence for All. Focussing on attainment and supporting children and young people, I will be working with a range of professionals and organisations to realise the

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