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
We know that the primary timetable is overcrowded, testing is embedded in almost every year of a child’s primary schooling (Wyse et al., 2022), and expectations of what teachers must cover grow...Continue reading blog post
I would like to believe that our national policymakers for primary school education seek out the relationship between policy, research and practice. I’d like to think that to achieve this they...Continue reading blog post
When you think of a typical primary school classroom, what comes to mind? Most likely it’s a brightly lit, stimulating space full of colour and sound – all designed to engage curious young...Continue reading blog post
Research Intelligence issue 157: Research & practice on migration & education across the four nations of the UK
This report shares the work of four primary teachers from the West Midlands of England involved in a curriculum investigation project funded by the British Curriculum Forum. The project aimed to...
Co-creating a curriculum to support pupil wellbeing in primary schools
Up until the Covid-19 pandemic, the number of children being excluded from primary school had been steadily rising (DfE, 2022). Now that schools are again operating as ‘normal’, those...Continue reading blog post
Young children relish the opportunity to explore new spaces, especially when unusual and unexpected. A growing body of literature about the value of museums and art to the youngest members of the...Continue reading blog post