Monday, 9th August

1. A good blog post from Tim Oates of (what is now called) Cambridge University Publishing and Assessment, drawing together a number of current issues in education: Here’s how to solve the ‘hyper problem’ of interrupted learning  https://www.cambridge.org/news-and-insights/blogs/outline-principles-for-the-future-of-education

Several good links in Tim’s piece, including this one Are the best teachers the ones with fewest gimmicks? from Lauran Hampshire-Dell https://www.tes.com/news/are-best-teachers-ones-fewest-gimmicks-teaching-learning-schools

2. Tim makes no reference to the learning of Latin, however, about which there’s been something of a storm in a teacup here in UK recently. Here’s two pieces on the topic, one neutral, sort of https://www.independent.co.uk/news/education/education-news/latin-state-schools-england-williamson-b1894202.html 

and the other strongly against https://ie-today.co.uk/news/plan-to-teach-latin-in-state-schools-utterly-misconceived-says-former-head/

Is Latin still learnt in schools anywhere else apart from the UK, I wonder? Italy, I guess!

3. Last year’s was cancelled because of Covid, but this year’s Edinburgh Fringe Festival has just begun. It’s a blend of ‘real’ and virtual audiences and events, and there’s a fair bit that’s free to watch online. Have a rummage around on their site! https://tickets.edfringe.com/

4. And, finally, a video of Cryptic’s sound installation last month on the beach at Irvine on the west coast of Scotland https://vimeo.com/581232471

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