Tag Archives: International

The Importance of Telling the Story

We’re back from the Gambia again. No volcanoes – at least, not of the physical kind – and the experience was on the whole extremely positive. The conversation over coffee goes something like this: Colleague: So, how was Africa? Me: Good: … Continue reading

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Early Years Post Doc

If we assume – I am not sure we can assume – that the advert for a nanny in New York at a sum that no post-Doc and no Early Years practitioner would dream of (current link here: not sure … Continue reading

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How to ask a question

Last Friday and this Tuesday I taught very small classes – ten in each. Something of a luxury, not because the showman is put away in a class that size but really because the academic can come out. The first … Continue reading

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Whereof one cannot speak…

What to talk about today? Goodness: from PISA to Tom Daley, there are lots of stories to look at, from (on a different tack) the HE action to odd but delightful metareporting  (Twitter – Guardian-Academic Journal) on academic blogging. I’d … Continue reading

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Gambia 2014

Blog posts are like buses; sometimes they don’t come for ages, then two or three come along at once. This is merely to provide a place for the powerpoint slides from Alan and Tony from Gambia Extra who came for … Continue reading

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A slideshow worth watching

This is well worth pondering without my rabbiting on. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-23239800 Here’s to the Sylvias in Tanzania and elsewhere, and here’s to BBC  for telling us about them.

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Gambia – Rewarding?

“So, how was Gambia?” The Gambia was what it always is when I go: an opportunity to learn, hot, a bit stressy, and that oddly fuzzy phrase rewarding. What does that really mean? I’m writing from the perspective that I … Continue reading

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Tove Jansson

Just a brief post to link – while it lasts – to BBC i-Player and the programme on Tove Jansson. And a related link: a little hard to navigate, but this site has some wonderful links to Jansson’s illustrations for … Continue reading

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Could you make this up?

Lenore Skenazy in the Free Range Kids blog alerts us to the idea of fake logs for children to play on. She – and many of the people replying – are justifiably bemused, angered or just plain gobsmacked by this, although not … Continue reading

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And on A Level Results Day…

…fighting talk from a different quarter, from Joe Bower, way out in the wilds of Alberta, on how (not) to measure quality. Assessment is  not a spreadsheet. I like that.

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