Yassamin and Pete attended the second day of this year’s Sunday Times’ Festival of Education, held 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.