Teach First Delivery: Exploring the Educational landscape (Cognitive…
Teach First Delivery: Exploring the Educational landscape
PISA- rate education globally
We are about 10th-11th
To improve we are focusing on STEM more
Sam Freedman - worked for Michael Gove.
In the 70's everything was controlled by local authorities. 1976 'Education as a Secret Garden' speech. Since this local government has less power --> more to central.
Standards ( what is taught, exams etc.) vs. Structures (How and what happens in schools) debate.
2010 onwards we saw a speed up of educational reform and an accelerating of academisation and free schools. 6,000 schools are now academies because it gave them complete control over their budget.
As more schools became independent, they have started to cluster together and you now have groups of academies, this is beneficial as they can have economies of scale. They can share experts etc.
Gove pushed for the EBAC that was orientated around knowledge and facts. Kicked off a debate about the purpose of schooling.
We have new GCSE's, A-Levels, and primary exams that are more knowledge based.
Tightly govt controlled curriculum, but the heads have autonomy
CONTROVERSY: re-introducing grammar schools.
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Attainment vs Progress
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Tony Blairs govt thought that the structures stance that the conservatives were wrong, they introduced the national literacy and numeracy hours. They dictated to a large level the detail that would be taught. Used league tables.
Tony saw that they were wrong and they went back to the conservatives method of giving the schools more independence. They introduced the Academies policy. Funded by a rich businessman, but the schools get freedom.
1980's was when we got a national curriculum, and when parents could see rankings in schools.
thanks I wish i thought of it that way, repeat their point back to them
Unpleasant feeling of when you hold two conflicting ideas in your brain
Three ways to get rid of this dissonance
Change the way that I think about one of the negative points. Maybe you could fix one of the points i.e to take Bob and sister out on a bonding day out
Add a new cognition: Bob doesn't like my sister, but really gets along with my mum
Reduce the importance of cognition: Bob only sees my sister for about 10 mins every year so it's not that important.
Where do I get new cognition from that will help me deal with negative encounters?
Impact conference, ResearchEd, Education endowment foundation