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“Slow Education is sweeping through schools in England” Sunday Times March 15th 2015

Are you a teacher or head of a school who feels testing has gone too far? Do you wonder about life after levels? We within the Slow Education movement believe we are at a critical moment. There is a need to reclaim the importance of quality, creative teaching which enables students to think independently...

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‘And we are here as on a darkling plain’. By Mike Grenier.

‘And we are here as on a darkling plain Swept with confused alarms of struggle and flight, Where ignorant armies clash by night’ I have just about finished reading Sir Ken Robinson’s latest book on creativity in schools, partly because he mentions Slow Education and Joe Harrison’s experiences within the movement and also because...

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Slow Innovation and Research. By Dr Phil Wood.

I can’t remember a time when I wasn’t interested in playing around with ideas and using them as an excuse to experiment and build things. When I was a young kid this often revolved around using whatever technical Lego I could find to replicate machines or structures I’d seen and liked. When we got...

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Despite a huge investment in tests, initiatives, and political aspirations, the English education system fails to inspire confidence. Those of us who advocate slow education believe it is the actual process of schooling that matters – not the invention of more ways of inspecting and assessing, or more types of schools. These are all blunt instruments. Slow education is...

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Slow Education: Facts and Knowledge vs Deeper Learning by Mike Grenier

I don’t think the current debate about reforms to the National Curriculum and assessment has quite hit the nail on the head: while many complain that what the DfE are proposing is overambitious and impossible to have ready in time for first implementation, I would like to argue that what has been proposed is,...

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A Slow Education School Case Study: St Silas Primary School, Blackburn.