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Monday, 17 June 2013

Dangerous philosophy cafes

The Glasgow dangerous philosophy cafe was a treat. Some of the issues we discussed:

Inclusion of the philosophy of teaching as part of our teacher training courses
The decision-makers in our state education system send their own children to private schools
Russell vs Gove
People should not be allowed to leave school, go to college/university, then go straight back into the classroom
Too many changes in education and very little difference?
Who are the old guards of our education system?
Give teachers more time to think
Hierarchies are alienating in education, not engaging - condemn them to history
What is 'creative' learning and teaching - can we define it, measure it?
Are teachers given the autonomy to take risks in the classroom to do things differently?

The Edinburgh Philsophy cafe in tonight. Come and join us!


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