Standards, technology...what's missing?


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Why it is important to include discussion of values and vision as the context for improving standards and rolling out technology in education.

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Standards, technology...what's missing?

  1. 1. <ul><li>Mike Yule </li></ul><ul><li>@mikeatedji </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>07768 893620 </li></ul><ul><li> (Brighton and Hove) </li></ul><ul><li>01273 766610 </li></ul>
  2. 2. Technology Standards What’s missing?
  3. 3. <ul><li>Dear Teacher, </li></ul><ul><li>I am a survivor of a concentration camp. My eyes saw what no man should witness: gas chambers built by learned engineers; children poisoned by educated physicians; infants killed by trained nurses; women and babies shot by high school and college graduates. </li></ul><ul><li>So, I am suspicious of education. </li></ul><ul><li>My request is: help your students to become more human. Your efforts must never produce learned monsters, skilled psychopaths, educated Eichmanns. </li></ul><ul><li>Reading, writing and arithmetic are important only if they serve to make our children more human. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Vision …the star by which you navigate
  5. 5. What are the fundamental purposes of education? Preparation for the world… as it is and as it is likely to be
  6. 6. Climate change Energy
  7. 7. Food prices
  8. 8. Water shortages
  9. 10. Economic uncertainty
  10. 11. Extremist movements
  11. 13. Searchlight Educational Trust - February 2011 Muslims create problems in UK 52% Would support far right party if it shunned violence/fascist imagery - 48% On the whole immigration has been a bad thing for the UK All immigration should be stopped (at least until the economic situation improves) 39% 34% 21% 17% 43% 63%
  12. 14. Those who have experience Of global learning Those who do not have experience Of global learning Comfortable with living with People of different ethnicities and religions 31% 47% It’s pointless to take personal action on climate change 18% 37% Support commitment to 0.7% of GDP to overseas development 50% 20% There is a very high level of public support for the idea that all members of society should have the opportunity to learn about global issues, with almost nine in ten (86%) of the British public agreeing that global learning in school is crucial… From Think Global for DEA – March 2010
  13. 15. Those who have experience Of global learning Those who do not have experience Of global learning What we do affects people in other countries 39% 51% 66% 49% 79% 66% From DEA – 2008 Secondary pupils Good idea to have people of different backgrounds in the same country living together There are things people like them can do to make the world a better place ` Mental models of childhood
  14. 17. <ul><li>that promotes </li></ul><ul><li>understanding of how </li></ul><ul><li>we can think and act </li></ul><ul><li>fairly, sustainably and </li></ul><ul><li>peacefully in our </li></ul><ul><li>diverse and interconnected </li></ul><ul><li>world. </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul>Global Citizenship is: an approach to education
  15. 18. Peace & Conflict Globalisation + Interdependence Diversity + Identity Social Justice + Equity Sustainable living
  16. 19. <ul><li>Mike Yule </li></ul><ul><li>@mikeatedji </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>07768 893620 </li></ul><ul><li> (Brighton and Hove) </li></ul><ul><li>01273 766610 </li></ul>
  17. 20. This involves the ability: <ul><li>To think critically and creatively. </li></ul><ul><li>To recognise and challenge injustice and inequalities. </li></ul><ul><li>To work towards solutions for a sustainable present and future. </li></ul><ul><li>To self-question and challenge assumptions. </li></ul><ul><li>To empathise. </li></ul><ul><li>To seek to understand how the world works. </li></ul><ul><li>To act for social justice and equity. </li></ul><ul><li>To show an appreciation of diversity. </li></ul>
  18. 22. Educational foundation stones <ul><li>Critical thinking (P4C, Thinking hats etc) </li></ul><ul><li>Communities of enquiry </li></ul><ul><li>Formative assessment – active learning (Shirley Clarke) </li></ul><ul><li>Cross curricular </li></ul><ul><li>Growth mindset </li></ul><ul><li>Community Cohesion </li></ul><ul><li>Equalities legislation </li></ul><ul><li>???????????? School linking ????????????? </li></ul>