Educating for Application – Innovation Needs It

I was recommended to a TED lecture called ‘use data to build better schools’ given by Andreas Schleicher.  Andreas is from an OECD funded organisation called PISA (Programme for International Student Assessment).  It was a great use of 15 mins and gave some great insights into the difference between access to education and equality of…

Time to wake up and smell the coffee in terms of innovation?

Time to wake up and smell the coffee in terms of innovation?

The Boothroyd Room in Portcullis House in Westminster was an emotive place yesterday.  It was the venue for the UK parliament’s, Public Accounts Committee, to interview on the record, leaders from Starbucks, Amazon, and Google on the taxation of multinational corporations. Whilst this is obviously an emotive subject, the element of the discussion that I was surprised…