The educator’s educator has a new book out – another to go on to my ‘To Read’ list.
This is an informative interview with Sir Ken where, amongst other things he talks extensively about ‘standardisation’, favouring personalization and a move away from trying to treat pupils as data points and to get the rampant ‘testing’ machine under control.
He also has some very interesting things to say about dismantling the hierarchy of subjects within education, particularly giving due importance to vocational learning. This was an ironic one for me to hear as it mirrored a conversation with a parent just yesterday.
In the interview, he also touches upon issues such as teacher selection and training.
Well worth a listen – and I’m sure will inspire some like me to look out for the new book.