Education:  A Contested  Enterprise Alpha Plus Next Gen  Taskforce 15 January 2009 Nick Hitchen Falcons School for Girls
The Alpha Gold Standard
The Common Sense Discourse
(The Times; 6/12/08, reader comment) My son is 4 years old & it is my intention for him to go to private school when he is...
Typology of Ideologies in Education Individual (progressive) Knowledge (traditional) Society (egalitarianism & elitism)
Teacher  X  & Teacher  Y  X  externally motivates pupils through controlling actions Y encourage intrinsic motivation thro...
I.Q. <ul><li>Innate, immutable ability </li></ul>
Cognitive Developmental Theory Intellectual & moral development as  sequential (Piaget)
Constructivism (Vygotsky) People make their own sense  of things in a unique way Need to give learners responsibility for ...
 
Metacognition
Learning Styles Learning   Approaches Learning  Style Learning   Strategy Learning   Preferences
Learning Styles Howard Gardener V.A.K Sternberg: analytical, creative & practical Emotional Intelligence Buzan MindMaps Le...
Personalised Learning The purpose of education for all children is the same; the goals are the same. But the help that ind...
Sociological perspective Development of basic skills Socialisation Social control / social order Preparing for work
The Fear! <ul><li>Pupil-centered, discursive pedagogy sees </li></ul><ul><li>degree of control pass to the pupils... </li>...
Political context (with a small ‘p’) Neo-liberalism Choice and competition Neo-conservatism Uphold traditional values
Experiments
Continual Conflict No correct answer Interaction between competing ideologies Tension between neo-liberal and neo-conserva...
Questions ? ? ? ? Is education a  process ? Is education a  product  to be consumed? What does education  involve ? Where ...
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  • Conflicting claims Society &amp; individual Vocational &amp; liberal Economic &amp; humanitarian What education is for &amp; what it is Elitism &amp; egalitarianism In short - between the possible &amp; the desirable; between reality &amp; idealism
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    1. 1. Education: A Contested Enterprise Alpha Plus Next Gen Taskforce 15 January 2009 Nick Hitchen Falcons School for Girls
    2. 2. The Alpha Gold Standard
    3. 3. The Common Sense Discourse
    4. 4. (The Times; 6/12/08, reader comment) My son is 4 years old & it is my intention for him to go to private school when he is 11. This will involve living in a smaller house, but I am happy to do this for the benefits he will get. Smaller classes, access to a variety of sports, languages & good old fashioned non-PC teaching!
    5. 5. Typology of Ideologies in Education Individual (progressive) Knowledge (traditional) Society (egalitarianism & elitism)
    6. 6. Teacher X & Teacher Y X externally motivates pupils through controlling actions Y encourage intrinsic motivation through self-development (McGreagor)
    7. 7. I.Q. <ul><li>Innate, immutable ability </li></ul>
    8. 8. Cognitive Developmental Theory Intellectual & moral development as sequential (Piaget)
    9. 9. Constructivism (Vygotsky) People make their own sense of things in a unique way Need to give learners responsibility for their own learning
    10. 11. Metacognition
    11. 12. Learning Styles Learning Approaches Learning Style Learning Strategy Learning Preferences
    12. 13. Learning Styles Howard Gardener V.A.K Sternberg: analytical, creative & practical Emotional Intelligence Buzan MindMaps Left / Right Brain
    13. 14. Personalised Learning The purpose of education for all children is the same; the goals are the same. But the help that individual children need in progressing towards them will be different.’ (Warnock)
    14. 15. Sociological perspective Development of basic skills Socialisation Social control / social order Preparing for work
    15. 16. The Fear! <ul><li>Pupil-centered, discursive pedagogy sees </li></ul><ul><li>degree of control pass to the pupils... </li></ul>
    16. 17. Political context (with a small ‘p’) Neo-liberalism Choice and competition Neo-conservatism Uphold traditional values
    17. 18. Experiments
    18. 19. Continual Conflict No correct answer Interaction between competing ideologies Tension between neo-liberal and neo-conservatism Gold Standard – permission to experiment
    19. 20. Questions ? ? ? ? Is education a process ? Is education a product to be consumed? What does education involve ? Where does education take place ?

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