Although it has always been significant, the question of what we are educating for is now particularly important. There is growing consensus that the educational challenges we face require...
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This BERA Blog special issue started out as a seminar series in which we brought together policymakers, educational practitioners and researchers to discuss what we are educating for across the...Continue reading blog post
In the past two or three decades there has been a fundamental shift from seeing higher education in essentially educative terms to seeing it almost exclusively in transactional terms. Young people...Continue reading blog post
Research Intelligence issue 157: Research & practice on migration & education across the four nations of the UK
Initial teacher education (ITE) has increasingly come under public and political scrutiny in several countries due to a growing focus on competitive international rankings (Douglas-Gardner &...Continue reading blog post
On 12 May 2022, the results of the United Kingdom’s Research Excellence Framework 2021 (REF2021) were released. Generally known as ‘the REF’, this framework exists to assess and hold...Continue reading blog post
Effective entrepreneurship education: The role of individual traits, creativity and passion for learning
Entrepreneurship is an important tool for reducing unemployment, speeding up economic growth, and fostering innovation and social reform; hence, entrepreneurship is now recognised as a valuable...Continue reading blog post
Higher education (HE) has a key role in supporting sustainable development (Walsh, 2022). Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) enables individuals to act and make informed decisions that...Continue reading blog post
Making the case for academic oracy: If it’s a game-changer for schooling, what about for university?
Keir Starmer’s announcement of Labour’s ambition for speaking lessons to be a central part of school curricula, and as a social mobility strategy, signals a return to prominence for oracy...Continue reading blog post
Equity in learning is a core goal of all teaching institutions (OECD, 2018). For universities, most assessments of inequalities in student performance are undertaken ex post, once the examination...Continue reading blog post
The Covid-19 outbreak has made a serious impact on many vulnerable populations and revealed social justice issues (Lowell et al., 2022; Meda & Chitiyo, 2022). Embodying diversity and inclusivity...Continue reading blog post