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in Education, Personal Growth, Health, Relationships, Business and others 

Volume 4 - No. 1 - 2005


Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire - W.B. Yeats 

Out of School Bounds - by Tom Maguire

One of the more general beliefs in schools is that teachers teach and learners learn.

In fact the truth is that everyone learns at school, though it may not be what the curriculum stipulates.  Nowadays, particularly in classes that use information technology, the teacher will learn a great deal from pupils.

In this original article, Tom Maguire explores some of today's changes in boundaries between teacher and pupil, starting from a brain teaser set him by one of his own pupils, the answer to which involved ignoring boundaries

Safely Supervised - by Mark Edwards

The boundaries between social care and education are already becoming blurred as growing numbers of children are being educated outside the mainstream.  In schools, teachers deal on a daily basis with large groups of children in situations which are sometimes highly charged emotionally.

Mark Edwards puts the case for supervision to be seen as an necessary and integral part of social care work.  If it is, then maybe it will come to be seen as essential for teachers too.