The Big Education Conversation

Following consultations with other advocacy groups (too numerous to mention, but you know who you are) we’ve agreed to collaborate on a joint venture for 2018 – THE BIG EDUCATION CONVERSATION.   What is it? It’s a wide range of events and...

Question: “Does It Count?”

It’s time to tell the Emperor that he’s naked… by David Price Ask any teacher, anywhere in the world, what is the most frequently asked question they get asked by their students and they’ll almost certainly reply, “Why do we have to learn this?” The teacher then...

Education Forward book now available on Kindle

The ebook version of Education Forward : Moving Schools Into The Future is now available on Amazon. Click here to purchase. Extracted essays from the book will appear on the Provocations section of this website. Contents: David Price Introduction Guy Claxton Bringing...

What Is It For? Renewing the purpose of education

Valerie Hannon   If education is truly to move forwards, in tune with the times, we have to rethink its purpose. Our current education system, which emerged in the middle of the 19th century, designed to serve the needs of the Industrial Revolution, is under...