Week 3 and opening out the discussion
While visits to SchoolsTech have continued at broadly the same levels, discussion in this week’s topic has been much less active than in previous weeks. This isn’t the end of the world, but if you have any insights as to why that might be (longer, more complex questions? longer introduction? less contentious issues?), please comment here. Of course, Week 2 isn’t over yet, and we’re going to extend the window for part 1 of Teacher Skills and Role until the end of Monday, so you still have time to contribute if you’d like to.
On Sunday we’ll also be opening the Week 3 discussions, which include part 2 of Teacher Skills and Role and New Models of Teaching and Education Supported by Technology.
We’ve also been thinking about how we might broaden and open out the discussion to include issues that are in keeping with the Stimulus Questions, as posed by the Department for Education, but prompted, for ALT and Naace, by the conversation so far. Our initial step is to suggest a further set of questions that we’ve called Opening Out (the first question is about “blind spots” in the discussion, so hopefully that serves as a catch-all). Unlike the other themes, we’ll leave this one open for comments for the rest of the life of this site. If you have comments on this approach, or suggestions for other ways we might enrich the conversation — while staying true to its original purpose — please let us know here.