Monthly Archives: September 2015

Bruner scores a century!

Chris Watkins Yes, Jerome Bruner, currently Professor at New York University, will turn 100 on October 1. And in the snappy headline to this blog, it’s his scoring (writing) which has been one of the main contributions to so many lives

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Posted in Special educational needs and psychology, Teaching

Making sense of the Coalition: read all about it in the London Review of Education

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Chris Husbands.  It has conventionally been said that Coalition governments are unable to undertake radical change. The assumption is that the need for trade-offs between governing parties, to prioritise compromise and consensus over clarity and conviction, lead to a tendency

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Posted in Education policy, Research matters

The Holy Grail of e-learning: the quest continues

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Brian Creese, National Research and Development Centre for Adult Literacy and Numeracy (NRDC).  Sometimes something is just too easy. I was really surprised when taking a short break in Valencia earlier this year to discover that the Cathedral there housed the

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Posted in Evidence-based policy, Further higher and lifelong education

Who benefits when summer-born children start school later?

Tammy Campbell.  Expectant parents in England with a September due-date will no longer have to hope that their baby doesn’t arrive too early. The UK schools minister Nick Gibb recently announced that he will amend the school admissions code to

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Posted in Childhood & early education

Students, Computers and Learning: we could do so much better, and here’s how

Rose Luckin The 200 page report published this week by the OECD is packed with tables and figures that tell a story about the state of 15-year-olds’ educational attainment in maths, reading, science and digital skills in 2012 across the participating

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Posted in ICT in education, International comparisons