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Online Vocational Training: the Swiss DUAL-T Project

Online learning has typically been viewed as a tool for academic learning at either secondary or tertiary level, but the Swiss State Secretariat for Education (SERI) have recently been extending online education to the vocational sphere. DUAL-T is a research project that aims to bridge the gap between classroom and workplace ¬†The core concept of […]

You’re welcome to your own opinion

It would be fair to say that most people respect the right of other people to hold an opinion different to their own. Its been somewhat tested of late, but its pretty much a cornerstone of our democracy. But whilst everyone is welcome to their own opinion, there seems to be a growing belief in […]

Florence Nightingale: polymath.

In the modern era, where specialisation holds the keys to the kingdom, its worth remembering that it wasn’t always so. Hyper specialisation may be fashionable at the moment, but is it the only answer or even the correct answer with technology evolving so rapidly in most disciplines? Will the social media specialists of three years […]

Education Endowment Foundation

The Education Endowment Foundation¬†seems to be an interesting beast. At first glance, it looks like a really good thing, but I’ve learnt to approach such schemes with a degree of caution. Politics intrudes far too often in the world of education and you always need a healthy dose of scepticism. Still, any organisation that’s look […]

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