The constant change

In almost every country globally, there is rapid change occurring to what education is and will be, based on both the desire to produce or uphold economic growth and the constant development of new technologies. At the same time, our traditional systems for education...

Q&A with Andrew Graley

Tell us about yourself I’m from Liverpool and was born a few streets away from the famous Anfield ground of Liverpool Football Club.  My wife Karen is also from Liverpool and most of our family are still there.  We love to spend time with our nieces and nephews, and...

Mary Lenehan chats to Karl Zarhuber

Mary Lenehan, Education Fast Forward’s Chief Operating Officer chats to Karl Zarhuber. Karl will be joining EFF for the first time. Karl works for the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies and will be joining from Vienna. MARY: Can you tell us a little about yourself?...

So you are a policy maker and you want to engineer a big shift in learning in schools to embrace “21st Century Skills” – how do you do it?

My starting point is always the same – teaching. This is the bedrock of a good education and any successful reform must start with classroom practice and what would motivate and enable pedagogy to successfully change. Some jurisdictions and ministers think just telling teachers...

The work place a person will be entering into, after 14 or more years of education, is highly unpredictable and fast changing. How do educators successfully equip individuals to enter the work force?

Today’s 6 year old, starting school, will be entering the work force in 15 to 18 years time; can even the most clairvoyant of us predict what will be expected by employers then in terms of skills, abilities, attitudes, ethics?  The work place is...

Using Data

In the beginning… I remember very clearly back in the early 1990s the joy of using email for the first time to communicate with my colleagues. The days of hand written memos being sent around in brown envelopes or placed in pigeon holes slowly...