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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

Sir Ben Helfgott: survivor, educator, advocate and knight. A personal reflection

Friday, 15 June 2018

Ruth-Anne Lenga The UCL’s Centre for Holocaust Education’s good friend and advocate Ben Helfgott has been given a Knighthood in the Queen’s Birthday Honours. We are, of course, delighted. Ben has influenced our work considerably. When we established the Centre

Disadvantaged pupils have less-qualified science teachers across the developed world, and other findings from PISA

Thursday, 14 June 2018

Sam Sims.  The Programme for International Student Assessment is a well-known exercise in benchmarking pupil attainment in maths, science and reading across countries. PISA was first conducted in 2000 and five further rounds of results have since been published. Around

‘What does it mean to teach, to learn, to remember the Holocaust?’

Tuesday, 05 June 2018

Andy Pearce This year, on Yom Hashoah, Holocaust Remembrance Day, the New York Times poignantly announced the ‘Holocaust is Fading From Memory’. Referring to a study commissioned by the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany, the newspaper reported a

It’s not brains that learn, it’s people

Wednesday, 30 May 2018

IOE Events. For our penultimate ‘What if…?’ debate before the end of term we took a look at the growing field of educational neuroscience and what it could mean for classroom practice.  The technology for showing the inner-workings of the

Why education research needs working papers

Tuesday, 29 May 2018

Alice Sullivan.  British education journals often object to the early publication of research findings in the form of working papers (also known as preprints. But would greater use of working papers be beneficial for the health of education research in

What can short standardised tests tell us about the attainment and progress of individual pupils and of schools?

Wednesday, 23 May 2018

Rebecca Allen. Measuring changes in pupil attainment is at the heart of our work as education researchers. It is a practice that is also routinely carried out in schools to monitor pupil progress and teaching quality. One means of doing