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Students need support in order to build skills for the future

Wednesday, 28 June 2017

Mutlu Cukurova and Rose Luckin.  There is a growing interest globally in teaching approaches that allow university students to work independently, often in group activities. However, our research suggests that leaving students to do their own investigations without any support is

Performance management is here to stay, but TEF needs a rethink

Wednesday, 21 June 2017

Simon Marginson. The post-election regroupement of the government provides a surprising and welcome opportunity to rethink the TEF before it does too much damage, before the shaping of behaviours and unplanned consequences become entrenched. Let’s consider what might happen if

Does enjoyment go down as achievement goes up? Findings from TIMSS on how pupil attitudes to maths and science have changed over 20 years

Tuesday, 20 June 2017

Toby Greany.  When the report on the 2015 International Trends in Maths and Science Study (TIMSS) was launched late last year, the media’s focus was on how England had performed relative to other countries in the tests. The headline result

Understanding youth turnout in GenElec2017: some comments, cautions and caveats

Tuesday, 13 June 2017

Avril Keating.  Youth turnout in the British general election has once again been the focus of much media attention and social media comment, with some calling this election a “youthquake”. In this blog, I provide some contextual information for these

Poorer students aren’t applying to university because of fears of high debts

Wednesday, 07 June 2017

Is the sky really the limit when you’re from a poorer background? Pexels Claire Callender.  With various political parties pledging to abolish or alter tuition fees, the question of how to fund higher education is squarely back on the political

Priorities for a new Government: advice from our academics part 5 – Muslims, education and citizenship; teacher retention

Tuesday, 06 June 2017

The IOE blog has asked colleagues from across the Institute what’s at the top of their wish list. Their replies have appeared over the past few weeks. Muslims, education and citizenship Given the present turbulent and divisive environment, how should a new Government approach

Greater entitlement to free school meals would reduce stigma, shame ­– and hunger

Monday, 05 June 2017

Rebecca O’Connell, Julia Brannen and Abigail Knight.  The Conservative Manifesto proposes to end free school meals for all at key stage 1 and instead offer primary children free breakfast. What impact would this have? For more than a century the

Pupil disruption in the classroom: what is the real picture?

Friday, 02 June 2017

Andrew Jenkins.  A favourable classroom climate – essentially one in which there is a well-ordered and calm environment – is likely to be conducive to learning and therefore important for pupil progress. Conversely, disruption in the classroom will hamper student

Priorities for a new Government: advice from our academics part 4 – HE

Wednesday, 31 May 2017

The IOE blog has asked colleagues from across the Institute what’s at the top of their wish list. We are publishing their replies during the run-up to the election. Higher education It almost goes without saying that the most early

Why do privately educated people in Britain earn more?

Tuesday, 30 May 2017

Francis Green.  Private schooling in Britain is unaffordable for the majority of families, but for those that can afford it what do their children get out of paying for education? There are some who say, not much, and that it