Creative Play – Learning in Context (1973)
eLearning Central (eLC) is an educational resource portal developed by Richard Gentle to bring together, and provide access to, some of the most useful, interesting, and valuable information and resources connected to education and learning that are currently available on the web. Although eLC is a UK site, some of the information is relevant further afield. One of the key themes of this website, is learning in context and removing division and separation from learning. Sir Ken Robinson puts it well, below:
Non-commercial contributions are always welcome, so please make suggestions or comments via the contact page.
After several years working in the educational sector, I realised how challenging it could be to keep informed of what was, and is, going on. Plenty of information is available, but it can take time to find. Along with all of the usual curriculum changes, ICT is now an integral component of education at all levels. Having worked in School, College and University education since 1985 and been involved with elearning development in various ways from 2001 to 2012, I decided to create a central area for information and links to as many informative websites that I could find to help those looking for information and resources for their teaching and learning.
Most recent articles added to eLC
Inspired Teaching and Learning
(click on purple links. es = external site, opens new window)
Note: Dates shown in red are when item posted on eLC)
Friend: Ruth Perry couldn’t share Ofsted result for 54 days (es) 24 Mar 2023
International Women’s Day – Tuesday 8 March 2022
Covid in schools: Inquiry launched to find 100,000 pupils absent in England (es) 19 Jan 2022
An inquiry is being launched into children who are not attending school in the wake of national lockdowns, the children’s commissioner for England has said.
Anne Frank’s digitised manuscripts available in their entirety for the first time (es) 18 Oct 2021
Note that at the time of posting this link, you may have to request access to the actual archive, which is otherwise denied. There is however, another link of interest here: Full text of “Anne Frank The Diary Of A Young Girl”.
Gen Z on how to save the world: young climate activists speak out (es) 17 Oct 2021
Girls and women to sing as members of The Choir of St John’s (es) 17 Oct 2021
How Does School Wound? June 28, 2011 (es) 10 July 2021
No silver bullet to make every child a musician (es) 21 May 2021
(PS: The date on the article was incorrect and appeared on social media on 20 May 2021)
Why US English is a history lesson for the British (es) 12 May 2021
International Women & Girls in Science Day 11 Feb 2021
Nasa probes ‘meteorite crash’ in Australian playground… but it turns out to be school project (practical science at an Australian primary school) (es) 4 Feb 2021
Covid-19: Call for all schools to stay shut amid U-turn ‘chaos‘ (BBC es) 2 Jan 2021
Coronavirus: Consider pause to university return, says Labour (BBC es) 27 Sept 2020
Covid-19: Prince Charles highlights coronavirus impact on young people (BBC es) 27 Sept 2020
University students: Tips and tricks to help you cope in a pandemic (BBC es) 27 Sept 2020
What does the average school day now look like, around the world? (BBC es) 12 Sept 2020
Coronavirus: University return ‘could spark Covid avalanche’ (BBC es) 30 Aug 2020
Third of world’s schoolchildren ‘unable to access remote learning’ (np) 27 Aug 2020
Coronavirus: Face coverings U-turn for England’s secondary schools (BBC es) 26 Aug 2020
Ofqual chief Sally Collier steps down after exams chaos (BBC es) 25 Aug 2020
Pressure grows to allow masks in England’s schools (BBC es) 25 Aug 2020
Coronavirus: Missing school is worse than virus for children – Whitty (BBC es) 23 Aug 2020
Sir Ken Robinson dies, aged 70 (es) 22 Aug 2020
A-levels and GCSEs: U-turn as teacher estimates to be used for exam results (BBC es) 17 Aug 2020
A-level results: ‘Huge mess’ as exams appeal guidance withdrawn (BBC es) 16 Aug 2020
British pupils ‘struggled while learning at home’ (es) 22 July 2020
A majority of British children struggled to continue learning at home during the lockdown. The Office for National Statistics research found that of the 52% who struggled, three-quarters of parents gave a lack of motivation as a reason.