Category Archives: Education

Dominie Dominoes

War may not have broken out in Scottish schools quite yet but Michael Gove’s caricature of the annoying swot who used to get beat up behind the bike shed is pushing things that way South of the Border. As the … Continue reading

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An Apple a Day

Guest Blog from Christina Bonnington of Wired Magazine (Twitter @redgirlsays) Can the iPad Rescue a Struggling American Education System? Matthew Stoltzfus could never get his students to see chemistry like he sees chemistry until he added a digital component to … Continue reading

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An Eventful Day

It is a delight that East Lothian now has its own university and a shame that I take so little advantage of that fact. But on Tuesday, I took an opportunity to sit in on Prof. Joe Goldblatt’s class on … Continue reading

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Mining the Chalk Face

Monday saw the publication of a report much anticipated in parts of the education fraternity but which largely went unnoticed by anyone else. This is a pity. The independent think tanks CSPP and Reform Scotland had joined forces to create a … Continue reading

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Not Just the People Must Be Free

Both Anas Sarwar and Johann Lamont stepped off into this week with major speeches about what Scotland can afford. So far, so practical—and so new; it’s not often you catch Scottish Labour arguing for something more subtle than simply throwing … Continue reading

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The Cost of Being British

There are many stalwarts among the people working towards Scotland’s rightful future as a proper country. But, until this week, I never included The Economist among them. Don’t get me wrong—right-wing rag for blinkered fat cats though it is often … Continue reading

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Big Ben

Having spent a third of my adult life in the States and travelled through most of them, it seems I have a higher opinion of Americans and their civic qualities than most Brits, Yet, while they do exhibit qualities that … Continue reading

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Education as Political Football

Currently, politicians are getting stick for appearing to prefer squabbling to getting things done. While this can been seen as simplistic and not showing understanding of how democracy works, there is nonetheless much truth in the accusation. Because what they … Continue reading

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Where Hell Froze Over

The year 2012 will be remembered  for unusual weather. Sunny Dunny was drenched, Stonehaven flooded, Assynt suffered an unheard-of drought and much of England is still so sodden any new rain simply runs off. North of us was unusual too … Continue reading

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Originally posted on A Burdz Eye View:
But first, a word about my own.  Blogging silence has been enforced by a mystery shoulder affliction, which might be connected.  Or not.  Suffice to say, it is agony, I am a whimpering…

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