Introducing a special issue of the BERA Blog that offers insights into a new curriculum for teacher knowledge that's fit for the 21st century.
The question, ‘What is an appropriate role for Artificial Intelligence(AI)?’, is the subject of much discussion and interest. There is little doubt about the great potential and the disruptive...
'An honest engagement with Dewey’s theory of experience can provide educators with useful questions about how to create meaningful educational experiences.'
As attention in England turns to the Early Career Framework, four expert authors consider the recent progress made in advancing professional learning in Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales.
Motivating children to learn about literature and stay motivated in class is a challenge which we have found a way to address. We found that creating e-artefacts – that is, digital artefacts...
BERA has a new Nature, Outdoor Learning and Play (NOLAP) special interest group (SIG)! It has the strategic aim of encouraging educational research into nature, outdoor learning and play across...
Coming from a background in community learning and development, my work in partnership with Banff Academy as part of my PhD research has been an interesting and rewarding experience. I find myself...
The ways in which local educational stakeholders interpret and understand curriculum reform is crucial to its effects on everyday school practice (see for exampleSpillane, Reiser & Reimer, 2002)....
The question, ‘What is an appropriate role for Artificial Intelligence(AI)?’, is the subject of much discussion and interest. There is little doubt about the great potential and the disruptive...Continue reading
Why does a powerful metaphor of learning in our contemporary society poorly convey empirical research, research transfer and applications? This appears to be true of the concept of ‘learning...Continue reading
Technology-mediated learning theory: A holistic and field-specific referent for the analysis of technology-enhanced learning
The recent 50th anniversary special section of the British Journal of Educational Technology (BJET) on ‘Developing Critical and Theoretical Approaches to Educational Technology Research and...Continue reading
Generous access to technologies in the digital age provides alternative resources for educational practices. While the educational use of information and communication technology (ICT) increases...Continue reading
Exploring synchronous, remote collaborative interaction between learners using multi-touch tables in UK primary schools
Background Research strongly suggests that collaborative group learning activities build deeper and more transferrable knowledge (O’Donnell & Hmelo-Silver, 2013). Developing collaborative...Continue reading
Supporting laboratory professionals in low- and middle-income countries to learn about antimicrobial resistance on the job
Professionals working in laboratory settings in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) undertake a range of tasks in their day-to-day jobs. These tasks range from collecting patient specimens to...Continue reading
How does industry’s participation in the creation of education policy impact upon what happens in the classroom? My recent ethnographic case study (Larke, 2019), of how England’s national...Continue reading
Mixed or inconclusive results regarding the effect of computer simulations in enhancing students’ learning have been reported in the literature (see for example Edsall & Wentz, 2007)....Continue reading
The concept of student engagement has attracted increasing attention over recent years due to its potential predictiveness of students’ learning outcomes, and to the fact that student...Continue reading