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What superpowers would your pupils want most?
Aspiring superheroes at a Scottish school came up with an intriguing wish list of superpowers
2 May 2021
We shouldn’t call 2021’s exams ‘GCSEs’ and ‘A levels’
When is a GCSE not a GCSE? When it’s a different qualification entirely – which is why we should give this year’s exams new names, says David James
11 Jan 2021
Why we need defenders of truth in the post-truth world
In today's world, pupils need critical-thinking skills more than ever – and philosophy can help, writes Laura D'Olimpio
15 Nov 2019
Book review: The Six Secrets of Intelligence
The 'secrets' of the title are probably familiar to many readers. But this book nonetheless offers a toolkit for analysing political debate
29 Sep 2019
Why should teachers face drug and alcohol tests?
Mandatory drug and alcohol testing for teachers shows the hypocrisy of our political masters, writes Gordon Cairns
18 Jun 2019
Philosophy with children: what’s the point?
Teachers and children can learn to live better by embracing philosophy in the classroom, says this academic
27 Jan 2019
Should advertising be allowed in schools?
This teacher believes tightly-controlled advertising could help boost schools’ coffers – but would present plenty of ethical dilemmas
5 Dec 2018
When Plato met Damian Hinds...
Socrates has quit education for good – now his pupil steps up to ask the education secretary about teacher 'freedom'
21 Nov 2018
When Socrates met Ofsted...
What would happens if an Ofsted inspector were to sit in judgement on a Socratic lesson? One teacher imagines...
13 Oct 2018
'Don't simplify complex Shakespeare with emojis'
The joy of great art is in the understanding – to reduce it to emojis does our pupils a disservice, write one author
21 May 2018
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