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The world of 3D printing

13 March 2014

The government has extended its 3D printing school pilots with the aim of building a portfolio of best practice. Gerald Haigh reports on what many agree is the next big technological revolution.


‘In 22 years, I have never seen anything quite like it’

17 October 2013

When musician, writer and performer Lois Walden visited an inner city London school to engage with 24 shy and introverted students, Karen Sullivan was uncertain about the impact she would have. But the experience left her – and the students –mesmerised.



A vocational revolution

13 June 2013

From September, tough new rules will limit the number of vocational qualifications which will qualify for inclusion in school league tables. Lindsay Plumpton looks at the fall-out of this move and new qualifications that are being developed as a result.


The rise of creative writing

2 May 2013

Paul Munden argues for the place of creative writing as a distinct subject in our schools and its power to encourage wider creativity in students.


The Google approach

18 October 2012

Inspired by Google's model of freeing up 20 per cent of employee time for creative thinking, Matthew Bebbington introduced the concept at his school.


Redesigning DT

11 October 2012

When she was asked to redraft the design technology programme for her chain of academies, experienced designer Emily Campbell went back to basics.


Creative thinking

5 September 2012

Engaging teachers in research to inform best practice can unleash untapped creativity and sustainable improvement, says Gareth Mills.

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