Bill Scott's blog

Thoughts on learning, sustainability and the link between them

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  • PISA gets a good kicking

    A recent TES carried an article about PISA written by some of my colleagues at Bath.  "meaningless at best; destructive at worst" they said.  It begins like this: “Pisa does not presume to tell countries what they should do. Pisa’s...

  • Pruitt's Progress

    No one will miss him unless his successor turns out to be even worse which is entirely possible given the nature of US politics.  I refer to the egregious Scott Pruitt (no relation) now resigned as head of the EPA brought...

  • How are we Measuring Up?

    I missed the launch of Measuring Up – UKSSD's report into how well the UK is implementing the sustainable development goals.  There's more detail here, and I hope that government will see the report as useful in helping in what it is doing...

  • EER breaks the 2.594 barrier

    The 2017 Journal Citation Reports & Impact Factors have just been released by Clarivate, and it's reported that the Impact Factor of Environmental Education Research  has increased from 1.709 to 2.595 – don't you just love the precision. This means that...

  • Curriculum French style

    I see that the firm hand of the State has decreed that all French 10 year olds will sing the anthem in public.  All of it, I wonder: Arise, children of the Fatherland, The day of glory has arrived! Against us, tyranny's Bloody standard is...

  • Sheep 0 – 1 Friends of rank grasses

    I see that James Rebanks [note 1] has been hounded [note 2], by the Friends of Rank Grasses [FRG] masquerading as conservationists, off a Govian panel reviewing the future of the national parks. The Times said: "Mr Rebanks said that...

  • Schadenfreude begins at home

    Regular readers know that I'm no fan of Mrs M (actually, of either Mrs Ms, but it's the German one who appalls me the most).  I follow the train wreck of her policy mishaps with particular interest not only because...