An education revolution?
Did I find out what those five big issues are? Not exactly, but it referred to some of them, loosely, and they included developing innovative teaching practices, cutting teacher workload and promoting lifelong learning. I'm not convinced that the powers at the top really have any kind of grasp of just how big these issues are, especially the last two, but the first one is something I'm pretty passionate about, so I read on.
The government seems to like things that come in fives, and this list of five got me thinking...
"There are five key opportunities for the sector to create a step change in education, improving teaching and slashing workload. These include developing innovative:
- Teaching practices to support access, inclusion, and improved learning outcomes for all
- Assessment processes, making assessment more effective and efficient
- Methods for delivery of teacher training and development by upgrading educator support so they can learn and develop more flexibly
- Administration processes to reduce the burden of ‘non-teaching’ tasks
- Solutions to lifelong learning to help those who have left the formal education system to get the best from online learning."