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Let’s open up the silos in the sky and supercharge AI to enhance education

Monday, 16 October 2017

Rose Luckin. Sunday 15th October saw the publication of Growing the Artificial Intelligence Industry in the UK, the report of the independent review announced as part of the UK Digital Strategy in March. It also builds on the recognition in

Helping the Education Secretary reach her full potential

Monday, 16 October 2017

John White.  A central aim of Education Secretary Justine Greening is ‘enabling children to reach their full potential’  . The idea comes into many of her speeches. It appeared in the DfE’s response to the head of OFSTED Amanda Spielman’s

How unions secure better work-life balance for employees

Thursday, 12 October 2017

Alex Bryson and John Forth.  New research we have conducted for the TUC finds Britain’s trade unions play a vital role in securing a work-life balance for employees. According to the most authoritative workplace survey in Britain, three-quarters of workplace managers

How can digital library systems help teachers support children’s reading for pleasure?

Monday, 09 October 2017

Natalia Kucirkova & Teresa Cremin.  Children need to be able to read well to function in society and their engagement as readers needs nurturing from birth. Digital library systems offer enormous opportunities to tap into children’s interests and enhance teachers’ skills

Tory conference: much more radical solutions needed to tackle housing crisis

Thursday, 05 October 2017

Andy Green.  Theresa May pledged at her opening conference speech on Monday that Government would invest a further £10 bn by 2021 in the Help to Buy scheme which allows people to purchase homes with five percent deposits supported by

How do we secure HE’s role as a public good?

Tuesday, 03 October 2017

Simon Marginson.  The current edition of the OECD’s Education at a Glance, published on 13 September, noted that in 2014, only 28 per cent of the financing of all tertiary education in the UK was from public sources, with 72

If you run on your own you run fast, but if you run with a team you run far

Monday, 25 September 2017

Earlier this month the IOE hosted a hugely inspiring lecture by the 2017 Varkey Foundation Global Teacher Prize winner, Maggie MacDonnell. Maggie has spent the last six years teaching in a fly-in Inuit village called Salluit, nestled in the Canadian

Could We Get the Best Teachers into the Most Deprived Schools?

Tuesday, 19 September 2017

Sam Sims In a recent IOE London blog post, Professor Becky Francis highlighted wide and persistent gaps in GCSE attainment and university entry rates between rich and poor pupils. This follows the recent Social Mobility Commission report, which argued that

What knowledge should we teach the next generation? the most important question in education

Monday, 18 September 2017

Alex Standish writes a letter to beginning teachers.   Dear Beginning Teachers, The school curriculum is about what knowledge to teach the next generation. There is no more important question in education. It is the main reason why children go

Do biomarkers explain why some people are happier than others?

Friday, 15 September 2017

Alex Bryson and Petri Böckerman What makes us happy? It sounds a simple enough question. Intuitively, we know what we like – being with friends, going to the movies. In the moment, we know what’s likely to make us happy. Evidence from