Why schools should see the recruitment crisis as an opportunity to innovate

Oct 26, 2015

“Last week’s speech by Sir Andrew Carter at the Policy Exchange session on teacher shortages offered plenty of headlines. Inevitably, my attention was drawn to comments that we should use technology to ease the problems.

“In essence, can Skype-ing subject specialists into the classroom help?

“First off, we know that quality teaching works. If we want to improve education outcomes we should invest in teaching, and if we care about quality then subject specialism is key. We also know that teaching is fundamentally human, and that for as long as we are looking to stimulate learning we should shy away from roboticising teaching through technology.”

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