Healing Fractures II #2: Staging an enquiry outside the box

Akin to last year’s Healing Fractures educators’ workshop, the following posts describe some of the activities during this years session: Healing Fractures II – Beyond Birmingham. (See “Healing Fractures II – Beyond Birmingham?” – video introduction). When one opens a student-centred philosophical enquiry into controversial subjects, which possibly have  emotional or other personal import, it is vital to ensure… Continue Reading →

“Healing Fractures II – Beyond Birmingham?” #1 – video introduction

The first video from the educators’ workshop Healing Fractures II – Beyond Birmingham? during Islam Awareness Week 2015 now online. Opens video in new window. Also see Cooperative Learning & the Knowledge Café format: student-centred enquiry for adults “Healing Fractures II” video library here. Also see more on the Mona Siddiqui anecdote: Learning Wisely – Living Virtuously: From… Continue Reading →

Fractures healed!

Workshop debriefing: Thank you for attending A big thank you from myself and the Muslims of Norwich Community to participants at our Islam Awareness Week educators’ workshop Healing Fractures; for your incredible engagement during the sesssions, your positive feedback and especially to those of you who did interviews and partook in lunch and networking at the adjacent mosque after the event. If the… Continue Reading →

Ofsted & The Co-Creative conversation

No public body seems more hated and reviled by its stakeholders than Ofsted. And the vitriolic twitter comments on last week’s well-being survey are nursery rhymes compared to the language used in private. Because education profoundly effects our lives from, well, EYFS to the grave, Ofsted’s work should be defined by its commitment to transparency,… Continue Reading →

For the benefit of London delegates; links…

On 4 January the fully developed 21st century British Muslim programme was presented to the two first adopters of 2016, as well as external delegates from the AMS South Hub INSET, forty seats in all. 21st century British Muslim is an 11-hour course developed over 18 months to meet the highly specialised needs of Muslim faith schools in… Continue Reading →

UK Tertiary in the 21st century; a Cooperative Learning toolkit #1

Introducing Cooperative Learning to Higher Education On 11 November 2015, UEA’s School of Politics, Philosophy, Language and Communication Studies successfully trialled the structural approach to Cooperative Learning, to facilitate the effective student-centred learning looked for at tertiary level.   This event is a small watershed for a number of reasons. Therefore this first post examines the wider context of the session. (For details of… Continue Reading →

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