Fluff? April 3, 2011Posted by IaninSheffield in Musings.
Tags: education, white paper, wordle
A couple of different sources I was scanning through lead me to this post. The first was a blog post offering 3 Ways to Use Wordle for More Than Fluff, from Ben Rimes the Tech Savvy Educator … which stayed in my mind while I was reading through some of the archive of the purpos/ed campaign. In the latter I caught a(nother) mention of the Government’s Education White Paper 2010, and found myself rather embarrassed that I still haven’t read it. And then I made the connection!
Perhaps a start might be to link the two things and consider what Wordle might do to begin my exploration of the White Paper. So one download, a Ctrl+A, Ctrl+C and Ctrl+V later, Wordle delivered the goods.
Only changed the font and layout; no words were harmed in the making of this Wordle. So given the rationale behind the paper:
… sets out a radical reform programme for the schools system, with schools freed from the constraints of central Government direction and teachers placed firmly at the heart of school improvement
it’s no surprise that ‘schools’ figure heavily. ‘Teachers,’ ‘Pupils’ and ‘Education’ are prominent too. However the ‘Where’s Wally’ word was definitely ‘learning‘ – see if you can find it. Yes, that’s it; a long, long way behind ‘Academy(ies),’ ‘performance,’ ‘behaviour,’ ‘qualifications,’ ‘standards,’ ‘funding’ and ‘money.’
Looks like it’s gonna be a great read …