Blogs

New Book: The Virtuous Circle

Paul Roberts
Thursday, 13 November 2014 - 11:39am

The Virtuous Circle is published Nov 2014.

Co-authored by Paul Roberts Innovation Unit Chair, this book argues that cultural and creative activities should form a vital part of the everyday lives of young people – that they are academically, physically, socially and emotionally enriching.

Encompassing archaeology, architecture and the built environment, archives, craft, dance, design, digital arts, drama and theatre, film and cinemas, galleries, heritage, libraries, literature, live performance, museums,...

Innovation levers - what we need to focus on in developing radically different health services

John Craig
Tuesday, 11 November 2014 - 3:41pm

Why can’t the NHS be more like a tech start-up? Why can’t it shift its strategy overnight and innovate over weeks not years. Actually, there are lots of reasons, not least its age, size and complexity. At the same time, and this is a frustration many have felt - why is innovation so tough in the NHS when it is so critical and when it can look so easy elsewhere?

Different stars of software neatly encapsulate three stories about how to change the world. There are open source revolutionaries like Linus Torvalds of Linux, for whom you change the world by changing the system. There is...

How Much Time Does it Take?

Cara Littlefield
Monday, 3 November 2014 - 1:56pm

Sometimes I feel like a broken record in schools asking the SLT for more time for the teachers to meet. For the most part, there is an almost universal reaction of “We’re giving this initiative all of the time we can. There are other things going on in the school that we also need to focus on.” I am constantly asking myself how to help the school leaders better understand how much time a pedagogical shift of this magnitude actually takes. I often liken learning to teach through projects in UK schools versus at High Tech High as learning a foreign language in a classroom versus learning it...