Introduction

Is the link between Education and Teaching still clear? While many of us working in education every day use these words interchangeably, there is a difference between the act of teaching, and the multiple skills and aims involved in teaching, and the process of educating. Education – what do we understand by that word, and what do we hope it can mean?

I care about this as a practitioner of ten years, working with students of high academic potential, and currently leading a large academic department. In the maelstrom that is everyday life in schools, it is easy to lose sight of what we are really aiming to do, each day, and with these thoughts, I hope to keep that vision clear, for myself, but hopefully to raise questions that others might find interesting, or even useful to ponder upon.

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