Using models to understand how and why a natural phenomenon emerges is a fundamental practice in the sciences. Analysing the underlying components and interactions that generate a phenomenon is...Continue reading
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Recognising that learning is a social activity, intelligent tutoring systems enable learners to engage in (virtual) face-to-face social interactions with autonomous animated software characters,...Continue reading
In contexts in which English as a foreign language is a mandatory subject in secondary education, language learning motivation can be a challenge for teachers and ministerial curriculum...Continue reading
While information and communication technology (ICT) has been integrated into education for the last three decades in many parts of the world, this has not been the case in Iraq. ICT was...Continue reading
This blog post explores the concept of the ‘millennial school leader’, ahead of the presentation of our paper at the BERA Conference 2019. Our session will explore the findings of a systematic...Continue reading
The BERA Bites series presents selected articles from the BERA Blog on key topics in education, presented in an easily printable and digestible format to serve as teaching and learning...
Focussing on an early-career researcher embarking on her first academic role, this second entry in BERA’s Research Ethics Case Studies series considers the ethical issues that arise not only...
New perspectives on international, intercultural and global education
Should arts learning be ‘left to the community’? How the experiences of homeschoolers are shining a light on classroom arts learning
Although there exists a significant body of empirical evidence that demonstrates the value of the arts in education (Bamford, 2006; Ewing, 2010; Unesco, 2010), they nevertheless continue to be...Continue reading
Twins and the relationship between homework and the academic progress of children: A Spanish case study
A wide range of literature has found that homework is positive for students’ academic achievement (see for example Murillo & Martínez-Garrido, 2013; Fernández-Alonso, Álvarez-Díaz,...Continue reading
Culture varies across different contexts, and so does pedagogy. The nexus of culture and pedagogy was one of the themes extensively discussed at the recent Comparative and International Education...Continue reading
Presenting a powerful new mechanism for encouraging play-based learning that reflects a more up-to-date and holistic view of technology use in the early years.Continue reading