Rethinking Education podcast2021-08-09T18:06:57+00:00

The Rethinking Education Podcast

“Civilisation is in a race between education and catastrophe.” (HG Wells)

In this podcast, we take Wells at his word. Hosted by Dr James Mannion (UK), Rethinking Education features in-depth conversations with interesting people about how we might tweak the education system so as to avert catastrophe and transition to a more harmonious, peaceful, sustainable way of life.

If this sounds interesting to you, welcome to Rethinking Education: Education’s Critical Friend.

Episode #024: Rachel Lofthouse on exams, workload and the government’s assault on ITT providers
Episode #023: Dr Naomi Fisher on how schools can do more harm than good
Episode #022: Amelia Peterson on the purpose of schools in a changing world
Episode #021: Adam Boxer and Tom Sherrington on ‘bad trad and groovy prog’
Episode #020: Fran Morgan and Ellie Costello on speaking up for the many young people who struggle to attend school
Episode #019: Tom Sherrington on Rosenshine, behaviour and why we should stop grading schools
Episode #018: Kate McAllister, Kath Pratt, Hayley Peacock and Lucy Stephens on opening alternative schools
Episode #017: Naheeda Maharasingam on inequality, moral purpose and decolonising the curriculum
Episode #016: Guy Claxton on neotraditional myths
Episode #015: Kath Murdoch on planet earth, paradox and the power of inquiry
Episode #014: Rachel Macfarlane on Learning to Learn, Rethinking Assessment and Obstetrics for Schools
Episode #013: Ian Gilbert on climate change, neoliberalism and making children’s brains hurt
Episode #012: Adam Boxer on behaviour, workload and neotraditionalism
Episode #011: Ross McGill on Ofsted, EduTwitter and the trouble with academies
Episode #010: Tim Taylor on the power of the imagination
Episode #009: Kate McAllister on opening her dream school
Episode #008: Priya Lakhani on our ‘inadequate’ education system
Episode #007: Guy Claxton on learning to learn
Episode #006: Kulvarn Atwal on leading a ‘thinking school’
Episode #005: Ross McGill on chaos at the DfE
Episode #004: Ian Cunningham on why schools shouldn’t exist
Episode #003: Carl Rogers on significant learning
Episode #002: Ian Cunningham on self-managed learning
Episode #001: Debra Kidd on pedagogical activism