Bottery’s Educational Codes

During the face-to-face component of our PGCEi were introduced to Mike Bottery’s Educational Codes and Values (from The Morality of the School, 1990). Bottery outlined four codes which underlie approaches to education in schools. Here’s a grainy snapshot from Bottery (1990:7)

In an update from 2018, Bottery added an additional ‘Ecological code’.

During an input session we were asked to rate how much we agreed with certain viewpoints on education. Each viewpoint related to one of these codes. Note, the codes had not yet been introduced to us! It was then revealed which code each viewpoint corresponded to, and we tallied our rating points to see how much we aligned with each viewpoint.

This was me.

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