Archive for December 2012

Painful truth: not everyone values health and well-being

Painful truth: not everyone values health and well-being

I recently attended a presentation on health and well-being where an SQA representative explained the new Well-Being Awards. One might question the intellectual rationale behind such an award and whether it will be valued by either employers or tertiary-level educators as an entry qualification. Nonetheless, “an award” […]

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Mobile phones vs discipline

Mobile phones vs discipline

The Scottish government’s recent report on behaviour in Scottish schools has elicited the responses which might be expected. At the same time its key contents have been ignored.

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If developing school students’ literacy is a key policy then teacher training providers face a major challenge

If developing school students’ literacy is a key policy then teacher training providers face a major challenge

One of Curriculum for Excellence’s strengths has been its focus on literacy. “Competence and confidence in literacy, including competence in grammar, spelling and the spoken word, are essential for progress in all areas of the curriculum. Because of this, all teachers have responsibility for promoting language and […]

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