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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.

Harold Rosen’s 50-year-old revolutionary message: children bring a wealth of culture, language and experience to the classroom

Wednesday, 15 March 2017

John Richmond . Harold Rosen was a leader of thought in the world of English teaching in the second half of the twentieth century. He and his colleagues forged and sustained a new understanding of the purpose and possibilities of secondary

Technical education: going beyond parity of esteem

Friday, 10 March 2017

Matthew Harrison.  The announcement of a further £500m a year for 16-19 technical education made in the Budget this week, along with a 50% rise in the training provided to a total of 900 hours per year from 2019, has

What kind of learning do we need to make the most of the new technological revolution?

Friday, 10 March 2017

Rose Luckin.  Learning is the key to success in the fourth industrial revolution and I was delighted to be asked to provide evidence to the Future of Work Commission at the House of Lords. It helped me to crystalize my

Grammar schools: why academic selection only benefits the very affluent

Thursday, 09 March 2017

Simon Burgess, University of Bristol; Claire Crawford, University of Warwick, and Lindsey Macmillan, UCL.  With the recent news that more than £500m has been set aside by the UK government for new free schools – many of which could well

International Women’s Day: we cannot take progress for granted

Wednesday, 08 March 2017

Heather Joshi. Is the glass half full or half empty? On International Women’s Day, here are some findings from our research. They point to progress, it’s true, but also to persistent inequality between men and women. The good news is

Higher education – The key to greater freedom

Monday, 06 March 2017

Simon Marginson This is a crucial time for the United Kingdom, Europe and higher education, in an extraordinary landscape in the Atlantic countries and Western Europe that no one saw coming a year ago. Matters are different in East Asia