Tag Archives: Community of Learning

Independent facilitators being harassed to favour corporates and private companies: academies on way

By an independent facilitator (with my comments in bold) I was alerted to the changes in PLD by the principal of a school where I was working in mid-2016. They wanted to apply for central funding as my PLD with … Continue reading

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Digital curriculum must be thrown out: educators must wrest from corporates

My source in the ministry says The Digital Technologies Hangarau Matihiko Curriculum Reference Group was dominated by technology corporates who proceeded to produce a fully-fledged curriculum abounding in steps and outcomes with a computer programme in preparation for teachers and the review office … Continue reading

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This is the moment for decisive action against CoLs Part 2

While what follows may look somewhat distant from the content of Part 1, the intention is to embolden one of the teacher organisations to act decisively against communities of learning (government-imposed local institutions) by looking back so that mistakes of … Continue reading

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This is the moment for decisive action against CoLs Part 1

This is the moment – this is the moment for decisive action, the CoLs must be disrupted to their eventual diminution or disappearance, or school education is going to have another generation of learning decline and professional limitation. This is … Continue reading

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Disturbing CoL developments

CoLs have been introduced using  a copycat of the process used for Tomorrow’s Schools: the idealistic conceptual cover to appeal to typically kind-hearted, classroom teachers – for Tomorrow’s Schools, freedom – for  Cols, collaboration;  a tumultuous drumbeat of propaganda; organisational … Continue reading

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Trash Education Review (June) article on clusters

Jude Barback is editor of a publication of particularly nauseating content; a product reminiscent of those 1984 publishing factories … oh the skin-crawling forced hockey-sticks jocularity overlaying sinister purpose. Her publication is unremittingly government-aligned – why doesn’t she declare that … Continue reading

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Is IES on the ropes?

This is the briefest of postings done on the slightest of evidence, but is IES on the ropes? It seemed to me the beating of drums about clusters stopped some weeks ago – an eerie silence followed. What could it … Continue reading

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