Wellington Education Festival

Yassamin and Pete attended the second day of this year’s Sunday Times’ Festival of Educationheld at Wellington College on Friday and Saturday.

The speaker list is a veritable who’s who of contemporary UK education debate, and the educational bloggersphere has been abuzz this weekend with commentary on many of the sessions.

The best summaries I could find are from the blog High Dive teaching by Sally Thorne. She has compiled excellent accounts of many of the keynote sessions – including E.D Hirsch on the Knowledge vs. skills debate, Michael Wilshaw, Michael Gove, and a much re-tweeted passionate defence of traditional subjects/high aspirations for the most disadvantaged from the journalist Lindsay Johns.

Hope you find the summaries stimulating, there’s loads of great stuff.

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