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Don’t let your cookies leave a trail of crumbs for someone else: why you should care about digital data privacy

Thursday, 12 July 2018

Kim Nguyen and Romasha Sanyal Ever thought about how when you use the fingerprint sensor on your Android, you’re actually just uploading a digital print of your biometrics? Or that your Facebook news feed isn’t just confirming what you believe

Never has there been such an urgent need for educational research that tackles our understanding of global forces

Wednesday, 04 July 2018

Douglas Bourn. The impact of Globalisation on societies, economies and political systems has never been greater than it is today. Brexit, the rise of xenophobia and extreme forms of nationalism in Europe and the Trump phenomenon are in part due

The tensions between economic and educational choices for schools have never been sharper

Tuesday, 03 July 2018

Toby Greany and Rob Higham. The economic and regulatory incentives facing state schools in England are increasingly in tension with an inclusive, broad and balanced education for pupils. Since 2010 the Government has used the language of a ‘self-improving school-led

Education neuroscience: giving teachers smarter information – not just tomorrow but today

Friday, 29 June 2018

Michael Thomas. I could perhaps have been forgiven for viewing with some trepidation the invitation to address a gathering of artificial intelligence researchers at this week’s London Festival of Learning. At their last conference, they told me, they’d discussed my

It’s official: school budget cuts have finally caught up with teaching assistants

Thursday, 28 June 2018

Rob Webster.  The latest school workforce statistics, released by the Dept for Education, confirm what survey after survey have been telling us for months: schools are losing their TAs. The government started publishing school workforce data 21 years ago. This is the

How can we get more kids to not hate maths?

Monday, 25 June 2018

IOE Events. Thanks to everyone who has contributed to our ‘What if…?’ debates series this year, whether as speakers, attendees, livestream viewers, or colleagues behind the scenes. We couldn’t have done it without you – literally, as they say far

Four reasons why female teachers are paid less than men

Friday, 22 June 2018

Rebecca Allen.  The teaching profession in England remains dominated by women, but as they accumulate experience in the classroom their pay gradually falls behind that of men. By the time secondary school teachers have accumulated 20 years of experience, men

The future is Super Intelligent, not Artificially Intelligent and education must respond

Thursday, 21 June 2018

Rose Luckin.  I love teaching and I love learning and I hope that I will be doing both of these things for many years to come. I know that learning is something I need to do every day to keep

The moving image: a new journal explores how young people watch it and create it

Wednesday, 20 June 2018

Andrew Burn.  The media arts, including film, are more important than ever before in the media-rich world of the twenty-first century. Just as we believe young people should be educated in the fine arts, music, literature and theatre, so they

We could end exam distress by removing the root cause: exams

Tuesday, 19 June 2018

John White The anxiety generated by school examinations is well-known. Responses to a Guardian call-out in May for views on the new GCSEs produced ‘an outpouring that was overwhelmingly – although not exclusively – negative. The more extreme responses included