Do We Really Need More Innovation?

Do We Really Need More Innovation?

Whatever it is you're doing, could you please do less of it?!

This, apparently, is the plaintive cry Damian Hinds, the Education Secretary for England and Wales, hears from teachers. He said this as part of his answer to a question about whether he is going to do new things or tidy up the work of his predecessors.

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I don't think we can avoid innovation, especially in a field like education technology or computing. Indeed, I think we should embrace it. However, there can be little doubt that from a school point of view, innovation 'from the top' is relentless.

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Terry Freedman is an independent edtech consultant and freelance writer based in London, England. He publishes the ICT & Computing in Education website.