Welcome to FE Soundbite Edition 652. FE Soundbite is a weekly e-magazine from FE News, it’s edition 652 and for the past 12.5 years I’ve been writing FE Soundbite to share the latest news, thought guides and interesting articles from the past week on FE News.
The Great Reshuffle and The Great Resignation
Wowzers what a week. This week we had three different secretaries of education. I know this is the time of the Great Resignation and the Great Reshuffling…but wow, it’s not much. I mean, Michelle Donelan was in the role of Education Secretary for literally 2 days! You’ve no doubt heard all about this and how Boris Johnson has resigned… but hasn’t left No 10 yet. Current The Minister for Education is James Cleverley .. but the minister’s skills… Alex Burghardt resigned earlier this week. It was truly a permutation! It all came down to a loss of confidence in Boris… and that he was doing a lot of things, but the straw that broke the bank was the appointment of Deputy Chief Whip and the previous information from Boris Johnson that Chris Pincher had been accused of sexual misconduct, which began a chain reaction of resignations.
So what does this mean for the sector? I don’t know Nadhim Zahavi, who was the Minister of Education, is now the Chancellor and someone who understands education and skills, but what can really be done or rolled out between now and the appointment of a new tory leader… or an election after this week… who knows what the new normal will be?
This week’s thought leaders
Joaquín Rodríguez of IESEK, Spain, a long-time partner of the WISE Edtech Accelerator program, wrote about: How to create a global learning community of teachers. IBM’s Jenny Taylor asks if we are ready for a A quantum future?
Jeff Perry writes about it how business schools can change to make an impact on society. Albert Aziz-Clauson explores entrepreneurship in his article: By boosting the confidence of our young entrepreneurs, educational organizations will benefit us all.
David Redden explains The need for action on adult literacy and numeracy. Kerry Linley has written an interesting article Why Individual Apprenticeships Are the Only Smart Option. James Whybrow tells how Subcontracting improves learning, but what about the risks?
We also had a very interesting series from the Campaign for Learning on Learning for parents, children and adults: Family learning policy in the 2020s
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