At the time of writing, UK schools are closed due to the coronavirus pandemic. It is not known when, or in what form, they will reopen; public examinations have been cancelled; and technology is...Continue reading
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Many children in the United Kingdom, and elsewhere in the world, have been away from their regular school and early year settings, spending lengthy periods of time at home since the beginning of...Continue reading
Children’s reflections on home education during the Covid-19 pandemic: Implications for the return to school
As school leaders plan the return to school following the global pandemic, it is crucial that their educational decisions are informed by research into the everyday realities of enforced home...Continue reading
This is not a one-year blip: If we have to have a national assessment system, it shouldn’t be this one
This is not a one-year blip: If we have to have a national assessment system, it shouldn’t be this one Although calls for root-and-branch reform of our national examinations systems aren’t...Continue reading
Recent times have seen a high level of support for the introduction of computer science (CS) in secondary schools (schools catering for students 12 to 18 years of age approximately). However, the...Continue reading
The BCF Curriculum Investigation Grant is intended to support research with a focus on curriculum inquiry and investigation. The grant acknowledges the importance of research led by schools and...
‘My main anxiety at the moment is how I am going to be graded.’Continue reading
Lost in translation: The translation of Article 12 of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child into educational legislation
The United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) (UN, 1989) includes 54 articles outlining rights and freedoms for children. The UNCRC provides formal acknowledgement of the rights...Continue reading
As “PE With Joe Wicks” comes to an end, a BERA Blog highlights the marginalisation of PE within the Curriculum
In a BERA Blog this week,Julie Stirrup, Oliver Hooper, Rachel Sandford, Jo Harris,Ash Casey and Lorraine Cale from Loughborough University argue that the marginalisation of PE within the...
Long before Covid-19 altered the way learning and teaching takes place, the subject of physical education (PE) was somewhat marginalised in the school curriculum. Within the UK, as elsewhere,...Continue reading