Month: March 2017

The Global Education and Skills Forum 2017

Last week I spoke at the Global Education and Skills Forum in Dubai. I took part in a debate on the following topic: This house believes 21st century learners need their heads filled with pure facts. I spoke for the motion, together with Nick Gibb, the Minister of State for School Standards in the UK. Speaking… Read more »

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Shakespeare and creative education

This essay was first published in the Spring 2016 edition of Use of English. I can remember reading Othello for the first time when I was studying A-level, and feeling slightly disappointed and cheated when I read the notes about Shakespeare’s sources for the play. What particularly offended me was how the main female character in the… Read more »

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