Articles by Mike Cameron
Totally focussed on improving education through pedagogy and technology. If you like reading random ramblings on education and technology this is one of the places for you.
Lest we forget
“As it is I think the purveyors of that particular idea would be best served in remembering that the people they are talking to aren’t completely stupid. The only stupid thing here is the idea that less qualified means more able. In what perverse Universe does that sound sensible?” Mike Cameron looks at the current debate on hiring unqualified teachers.
Succeeding is better than #winning
“Now for two statements of the bleeding obvious. One, we need more schools. No if, no buts. We need more schools. Two, we are where we are.” Mike Cameron argues that we need more schools and sets out four ways to make the system work better.
Two hundred and eighty six thousand, five hundred and thirty four
“Two hundred and eighty six thousand, five hundred and thirty four. It’s a big number. It’s way too big. It needs to be reduced. Quickly.” Mike Cameron argues that the number of young people who fail to get a grade C in GCSE maths needs to be reduced - and suggests how it can be done.
A Diploma by any other name would smell as sweet
We now have some more details of the new Tech Bacc. It will be introduced for courses beginning in September 2014, with first inclusion in performance tables in Jan 2017. I thought a useful comparison here would be with the diploma, so lets have a look: Tech Bacc Diploma A level 3 vocational qualification – only […]
The twin impostors that are knowledge and certainty
The great thing about the development of social media platforms has been the way that anyone can have a voice. This obviously has downsides because anyone can have a voice, even those voices you don’t want to hear. Me, I’m happy to listen to all the voices and integrate the good and differentiate the bad. […]
Keep taking the tablets
Whilst everyone is focusing on the “defeatists” aspect of the Secretary of States latest billet-doux to the education profession a single word in a small paragraph caught my eye. That’s why we’ve accelerated the pace of reform in our schools — setting higher standards in maths and English in our new national curriculum, recruiting more […]
I have an admission to make. I feel a small amount of sympathy for Stephen Twigg. This is not a trick or anything, it is genuine sympathy. Also a little bit of understanding for the position he is in. I know this won’t necessarily make me popular, but, hey ho, that’s just tough. So why […]