Whilst thinking about a possible new job last evening, these ideas came to mind. At the moment, it is just a list, but some of these will be explored in more detail as time passes. Some are questions, some statement, some reveal their subject, some are lyrical in style.

  •  ‘Am I bothered?’ the contemporary experience of children and literature.
  • Revisiting the fear of failure.
  • Authority and rebellion at the core of the classroom process.
  • Existential phenomenology, psychoanalysis, Levinas and the idea of teaching.
  • Applying the ‘Carlsson’ lesson: professional principles applied to school management.
  • Making Media Matter; the underselling ofspecialist media studies.
  • Communication in the ‘real world’; do schools prepare children for the world of work?
  • What is a school for?
  • Towards a phenomenological theory of education.
  • The releveance or otherwise of school – the consuming child mind and the inquiring mind.
  • Schizology and education; approaches from Deleuze.
  • The prison or the school; approaches from Foucault.
  • Towards a meta-pedagogy.
  • (? Empowering) the other in the workplace; Levinas’ being amongst teachers.
  • Loving the job; Existential phenomenology and sincerity.
  • Joy in the classroom.
  • Play and fun in learning.
  • The limitations of the academic model in state education >
  • How to make egalitarian educational principles work. >
  • Attitudes to learning and intelligence in society.
  • Existential phenomenology as the grounds of a theory of education and an education policy.
  • Is ‘successful competitiveness’ possible, or even desireable?
  • From a process model to an interactive model to English learning.
  • What is wrong with using media in the classroom?
  • Is the end of paper a desireable end?
  • English is learning the saying.
  • Activities which encourage the autonomous use of the mind.
  • Fear of thinking.
  • What do children learn in Primary schools?
  • The child’s view of education.
  • Reconsidering the Key Stage 2 English curriculum.
  • A child’s achievement in school is  defined by the earliest experiences.Who speaks in the classroom?; the dynamics of engagement.
  • The end of the Teacher.
  • Practical considerations for the aspiring Engish teacher.

More thoughts as they occur.

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