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The F Word: Facilitating or Felicitating?

September 14, 2013


What is it about the word ‘Facilitator’ that pushes people’s buttons? Some seem to love it. Some seem to hate it. I was somewhere in the middle, using it fairly infrequently but also fairly glibly and (if I’m frank about it) pretty much thoughtlessly. To be honest I’ve never used it particularly to describe myself […]

Pedagogic Pluralism: An Antidote to Pathologisation and Hyper-Rationalisation?

September 8, 2013


“Working out what works” ran the strapline on the wonderful ResearchED 2013 conference held yesterday. I have the t-shirt to prove it. Here’s a few things that I learned that didn’t work during the course of the day. Tom Bennett’s plan to have name badge inserts ready before Friday evening didn’t work. Or rather it […]

Contemplating Headship

September 1, 2013


I want to be a Headteacher. There, I’ve said it. I didn’t always want to be a Head. In fact I didn’t used to want to be a senior leader, or even a teacher. What I wanted to be was a journalist,but a proposal for an MA that straddled the domains of History and Literature […]