Posts by Idris Musty

Taking back control of technology

Final thoughts: Taking back control of technology Whilst I embrace technology and appreciate its importance as a vital learning tool; I also think there are aspects of the traditional learning experience that is irreplaceable. One main one is day to day interaction with printed text – usually books, which I can touch, feel and smell.…

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Technology has a role in teaching and learning but…

Abuse of technology in schools As far as schooling and education is concerned, both teachers and students abuse technology in all sorts of way. For too many teachers, there is over-dependence on technology and they cannot teach any lesson without using a computer or going onto the internet. Whenever there is no access to the…

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Technology – a Curse or a Blessing?

A familiar scene in 2017… When you walk the streets or you are on a train it is very unusual to see people not interacting with their electronic devices. It is not uncommon these days that as you walk or sit on the bus or on the train, at least half of the people are…

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What evidence is there that one-to-one works?

In Britain, at least a quarter of young people have been provided some sort of extra tuition at some  point in their education. This could be in the form of extra teaching support in school or from a  private tutor. In London and the south east of England, where there is a little more aspiration…

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The ‘Gromps’ have it! – Grammar Comprehensive Schools are head and shoulders above the rest

A new word, ‘gromp’, has just been introduced into the school vocabulary. Gromp stands for ‘Grammar Comprehensive’ – meaning comprehensive schools with the ethos of grammar schools. It was reported in the TES – Times Educational Supplements on Sunday of 20th August that the New Schools Network had conducted a survey which reveals that pupils…

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A-level Results – congratulations and what next?

For those students who are receiving the results of their A-level today, it is a significant moment in their lives – probably the most important event so far. It is possible that there will be other events in the future that may well be just as important or even more so, but the significance of…

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