• Evangelion, Schools and Futures

    29th March 2021

    This blog post is available as a PDF here, and as an audiotrack below:   **** The 1995 Japanese anime series Neon Genesis Evangelion (NGE) takes place in a post-apocalyptic Tokyo where...
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  • The Government’s Creeping...

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    22nd March 2021

    The Conservative Government defends its Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill as a “sensible package of measures,” justly tough on the worst violent offenders – especially those who commit...
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  • Exam Results, Fairness, & Trust: A...

    1st March 2021

    *** This is the second post in a PESGB Blog series focussed on educational assessment and the UK Government’s handling of England’s 2020 national exams (GCSEs and A Levels) in the wake of...
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  • An Argument in Favour of Results by...

    14th February 2021

    ***   This is the first post in a PESGB Blog series focussed on educational assessment and the UK Government’s handling of England’s 2020 national exams (GCSEs and A Levels) in the wake of...
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  • Should We be Worried about the...

    3rd February 2021

      A recent observation piece by Luke Sibieta of the IFS sets out to assess the potential economic harm of the recent restrictions to face-to-face teaching. Sibieta argues that the perceived...
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  • Will the DfE’s New Institute Reflect...

    2nd February 2021

      On January 2 DfE announced that a new Institute for Teaching will be set up in England ‘to provide teachers and school leaders with prestigious training and development throughout their...
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  • Will We Always Need (Human) Teachers?

    18th January 2021

      The future of education is uncertain. Some commentators suggest technological advancement will do away with the need for teachers – or at least that, in the near future, teachers will not...
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  • Climate Crisis: Education, Environment,...

    4th January 2021

      In the following paired entries, Jeff Stickney and Adrian Skilbeck introduce the recent special issue of the PESGB’s Journal of Philosophy of Education (JOPE), entitled Climate Crisis:...
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  • Inaugural Blog Post: Education for a...

    6th December 2020

    John White launches the PESGB Blog with his thoughts on education, childhood, and frugality.   A recording of John reading his piece can found here:   And a recording of a Q&A...
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