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Bridging the story and children’s unique worlds: researching digital personalised books

Tuesday, 25 April 2017

Natalia Kucirkova.  Personalisation is a buzzword in the business world, especially now that adverts can follow us all over the Internet. But personalisation – or ‘personalised learning’ – has also been a recurring trend in education, with the aim of

Disadvantage and worklessness: a longitudinal perspective

Wednesday, 19 April 2017

Rob Davies is Public Affairs Manager for CLOSER, the UK longitudinal studies consortium funded by the ESRC and the Medical Research Council. CLOSER brings together eight biomedical and social longitudinal studies, with participants born as early as the 1930s to

Can we joke about cancer?

Wednesday, 12 April 2017

Zsofia Demjen. For some, joking about cancer is completely out of bounds. Cancer, after all, is no laughing matter. The problem is that, sometimes, it has to be. Now, during Bowel Cancer Awareness Month, is a good time to talk

The assessment system is unsustainable: how can we make it better?

Tuesday, 04 April 2017

Gemma Moss.  The Government’s new consultation on primary assessment in England is to be welcomed. The key question is: will it go far enough? The answer to that in large part depends upon how parents, teachers and academics react. What’s

Here is what makes some writing ‘world leading’

Tuesday, 04 April 2017

  Dominic Wyse. There is a wonderful scene in the film Amadeus that depicts Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart dictating, from his death bed, the words and music of his Requiem mass – a piece thought of as a requiem for the

How risky is it to be a child?

Monday, 27 March 2017

Sandra Leaton Gray.  Look at the website of any contemporary newspaper, and you would be forgiven for thinking that childhood was a very dangerous time of life. On rolling news services we see stories about things like toddlers being

Just what is ‘evidence-based’ teaching? Or ‘research-informed’ teaching? Or ‘inquiry-led’ teaching?

Thursday, 23 March 2017

Lesley Saunders.  ‘It is by virtue of being an artist that the teacher is a researcher’ (Lawrence Stenhouse): deepening the connections between research and teaching I’ve long campaigned for teaching to be a research-engaged profession, on the grounds that, as

Children are analogue beings navigating a digital world

Tuesday, 21 March 2017

  Sandra Leaton Gray.  If you are a child today, you live your life almost completely in the public domain. Your baby photographs might be on Facebook before the first nappy change. By the time you start primary school, you

Engaging with policymakers – some tips to help you on your journey…

Sunday, 19 March 2017

Originally posted on ESRC blog:
Rob Davies is Public Affairs Manager for CLOSER, the UK longitudinal studies consortium funded by the ESRC and Medical Research Council (MRC). His role is to raise awareness of longitudinal studies among policymakers and parliamentarians…

Hey mum, the fridge has just let the burglars in

Friday, 17 March 2017

Rose Luckin.  I was stopped in my tracks as I was leaving the house the other morning when I heard Donald Toon, Director of Cyber Security at the National Crime Agency, talking to John Humphrys on the BBC Today programme.