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‘Teaching is not a lost art but the regard for it is a lost tradition.’ (Barzun, 1954, p. 12) As it was then for Jacques Barzun, so it is now for the state of teaching in England. How we...Continue reading blog post
Research Intelligence issue 158: Unheard voices: Language education outside the mainstream
Growing up green: What value is placed on accessing outdoor environments across different childcare and educational settings?
It is well known that spending time in nature is beneficial for children (Chawla, 2015). However, in Britain, children now spend less time outside than previous generations (Moss, 2012), which has...Continue reading blog post
Our comparative research project considered the challenges encountered when engaging low-income families in education research in the UK and China. In this blog post we highlight the context,...Continue reading blog post
Initial analysis of the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development’s (OECD) Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) suggests that mobile phone bans might help with...Continue reading blog post
In 2017 the Department for Education (DfE) launched National Professional Qualifications (NPQs) in middle, senior and executive leadership, as well as a revamped NPQH for headteachers, to train...Continue reading blog post
BERA Council has agreed to establish an expert panel to investigate the situation regarding funding for educational research in the UK. David James (Cardiff University, and chair of the REF 2021...
The Forest School (FS) approach emphasises learner-centredness, play-based learning and long-term and repeated experiences, set within a woodland context. Adults facilitate, rather than direct,...Continue reading blog post
Teachers are doing it for themselves: Developing Beach School approaches to support an effective climate change curriculum
Zac Goldsmith’s controversial resignation letter in 2023 was interesting for its ‘insider’ revelation about the apathetic attitude of the present political leadership towards the...Continue reading blog post
‘I thought she would get there first but I did’: How close observation of mixed-attainment mathematics enabled the voice of the lower attainer to emerge
In this blog post I report on research exploring the use of mixed-attainment pairs in primary mathematics lessons in south-east England. Research into mixed-attainment learning is limited; as a...Continue reading blog post
Developing an introductory course on climate change, social justice & sustainability