Category: Future of Education

Why universities are wrong to downgrade the importance of grammar

Why universities are wrong to downgrade the importance of grammar

Standards at universities should be high and academic excellence ought to be the aim. However, in order to ‘decolonise’ the curriculum and ensure ‘equity of opportunity’, the theory of ‘inclusive assessment’ has infected our once-great institutions of learning. This phrase is a euphemism for the further erosion of standards – the opposite of what universities…

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It’s another ‘F’ for the education unions

It’s another ‘F’ for the education unions

Progressive educationalists and the education unions are again attempting to abolish GCSEs – they really don’t want testing at all. The National Education Union said it will be debating a motion at its Easter conference to abolish the exams. This would be disastrous for children’s education. GCSEs have been in place for many years and…

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Children need core education skills

Children need core education skills

The World Economic Forum recently published its vision for the future of education. The innovations of digital technology, virtual learning environments are the advancements in artificial intelligence will impact how we learn and the contexts in which education takes place. We should encourage ‘debating and reflecting’ and encourage learning in ‘non-formal and informal’ settings and time frames. …

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