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The ETAGs submission to UK Ministers: Gove, Hancock and Willetts.

You will find our website, MirandaNet Transforming Education; making policy here. We think this should be the beginning of a wider engagement in commenting on existing policies and developing new ideas and approaches collaboratively. Ministers are also looking for schools with good practice to visit. Please send suggestions: christina@mirandanet.ac.uk



MirandaNet members have done more for the ETAGs submission to the three UK Ministers than was probably required. In fact, we have not only submitted to ETAGs but created a website of though- pieces and an overview of where members think policy should be heading in the future based on our collaborative past and present knowledge and experience.

Many thanks to the members who joined in the face to face and online knowledge creation events. If we do nothing else but start the process of creating, supporting and participating in creation of a large scale data hub for Education based on the principals of data management services for advancing teaching and learning this will be a huge contribution. This critical paradigm shift will enable the UK to maintain and be Education leaders. However, this decision requires putting education, the learners and the teaching professionals centre stage. Building around such decisions, such as CPD, shared knowledge and practice through the large communities and networks that exist will be essential. Any systems set in place must work beyond a particular government.

Education and its needs are long term and if nothing else is possible then resources built by society should be accessible by the society if they are to bring national and international benefit.

Such a change in policy setting will require privacy and citizen rights of access and protection of use to be set at the foundation. Companies and governments making inappropriate use of the data should be held to the highest accountability.

MESH Guides

MirandaNet Fellows held a MESH event at BETT14 on 23rd January led by Professor Marilyn Leask, editor in chief of MESH guides (www.meshguides.org) and Sarah Younie, chief editor of MESH ICT. MESH is the Education Futures Collaboration Mapping Educational Specialist knowHow initiative. Marilyn is campaigning to support professional judgement with evidence just as doctors do by publishing their evidence globally.  MirandaNet Fellows are embarking on a series of MESH pathways to add to the existing pathways of knowledge that make up a quality assured 'wikipedia' of professional knowledge for teaching. By attracting this kind of collaboration from educators MESH provides scalable and cost effective technology to enable educators to engage in research collaborations and publications around topics they consider will make a difference to student's learning.

This MESH  event was held in partnership with British Education Suppliers Association (BESA) whose companies are looking at HandsOn as a potential tool for teacher training in their ICT products in the future. 

30 June 2014: June 2014 Newsletter


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