Why ‘What Works’ Doesn’t

There’s not a day goes by on Twitter without educators arguing over their preferred pedagogies, and which one has ‘proven’ to be the most ‘effective’.  I use inverted commas because proof, absolute proof, is a slippery concept. And the interpretations of effectiveness are equally complex – most measures of effectiveness focus upon academic performance: crudely, does the given innovation improve test scores? Let’s put aside the question of whether, in a world where employers and colleges are increasingly disregarding terminal exam performances, and students ability to regurgitate content, this is the most commonly cited measure of effectiveness. The other key question lies in what’s …

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Engaged Learning Nominated In Best UK Blog List

We’re delighted to announce that the blog featured on this site has been nominated for best UK educational blog by UK Ed Chat. If you’d like to vote for us please CLICK HERE. Please note that votes are accepted from anywhere in the world – we know we have a lot of international readers – all are eligible to vote! But hurry, voting ends April 9th midnight (UK time)

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Work With Us: A few days left on next Australia visit Feb/March 2014

David Price will be working in Australia again from 23rd February 2014, until March 13th 2014. The focus of this trip is primarily strategic  – helping organisations improve their engagement levels – and promotional work around the publication of OPEN: How We’ll Work, Live and Learn in The Future. There are few dates unallocated, so please contact us if you’d like to book him to work with, or speak to, your staff! Days available: Adelaide/Melbourne: 27th/28th February Sydney/NSW: March 11th-13th These dates will fill up quickly, so please get in touch soon! Don’t worry if you miss out this time, …

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