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The OECD’s Dyslexia Primer

The OECD has primers on dyslexia and dyscalculia.¬† But the so-called specific learning problem is in truth a general teaching, pseudo-problem. It ¬†is caused in large part by psychologists and neuro-biologists and -scientists reifying and ¬†medicalising perfectly normal phases in … Continue reading

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Anti-innovation mind sets

I’m not a lone voice in condemning the ‘keep it simple -stupid’ and ‘anti-innovation’ mind-set found in so many UK institutions; from education, through industry to research. Today’s Financial Times (February 5 / 6) has three relevant letters: two on … Continue reading

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Education is education is education is not schooling.

Michael Gove, our Secretary of State for Education confuses re-designating schools as Academies, and thereby changing their funding structure, with reforming education. Schooling is clearly not the same as education since it is possible for parents to home-educate their children; … Continue reading

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