Amazing People TV

Galileo could see the stars, but he would have been amazed by television. Leonardo da Vinci dreamt of flying machines, yet he never viewed videos. It is less than 90 years from the day that the incredible innovator John Logie Baird proved that pictures could ‘fly’ through the air. Now, most children and many adults  take television for granted. But, there are astounding new developments emerging. More and more people are…

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29 September, 2013
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Student’s and Teacher’s Views on Learning

15 April, 2013

When you were at school, did any of the teachers ever ask you to give feedback about their lessons and style of teaching? In my experience, teachers rarely get feedback on their teaching methods, particularly if the students are dissatisfied with the learning process. Students will be marked by teachers, so they are usually careful about what they say. Instead, the students go outside and complain to each other that…

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Learning Plans – More Action Please

15 April, 2013

I have just read a report on education. More money is spent, but there is concern  about the results achieved.. Politicians call for more research. Proposals are developed to improve the quality of teaching. But, the students are rarely consulted. They are the recipients and the clients. In many cases, they know more than their teachers, particularly on the use of mobile communications. Having visited a number of schools, it is…

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Big Ben

2 August, 2011

On my recent travels, I went to London and sailed up the River Thames to the Houses of Parliament. The great building was designed by Charles Barry…… but how many people would recognize his name? He won the competition  to rebuild Parliament from 96 other  applicants. The previous building was destroyed by a fire during 1834. After considerable work, most of the new building was completed in 1852 and contains over…

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