Monthly Archives: May 2016

Jolie’s appointment does not change fundamental gender relations in universities

Miriam E David.  No it’s not her latest movie role – Angelina Jolie is to become ‘professor in practice’ at the London School of Economics. And this appointment illustrates the argument of my new book Reclaiming Feminism: Challenging Everyday Misogyny

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Posted in Further higher and lifelong education, International development, Social sciences and social policy

How AI can eradicate exam stress forever

Rose Luckin. The recent leaking of SAT papers and the growing body of evidence on the stress and anxiety experienced by students who have to sit a battery of tests and exams highlight an area of serious concern. It is

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Posted in ICT in education, Teaching, learning, curriculum & assessment

Prison reform: has the revolution begun?

Brian Creese.  Wednesday was an exceptional day for all those involved in prison education. The Coates review, Unlocking Potential: a review of education in prison was published and prison reform took centre stage in the Queen’s Speech. After so many years

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Posted in Education policy, Further higher and lifelong education, Social sciences and social policy

HE White Paper: still more inequality

Peter Scott.  The White Paper has been received with the usual round of ‘welcomes’ from the higher education ‘establishment’ – rather limp ‘up to a point, Lord Copper’ responses that deceive no one and are probably motivated more by fear

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Posted in Education policy, Further higher and lifelong education

Baseline assessment and the commodification of 4-year-olds’ knowledge

Guy Roberts-Holmes.  Last month, the Government withdrew its requirement for schools to use officially endorsed Baseline assessment in Reception classes. This regime, I would contest, was not simply about children and their learning, nor assessment or accountability. Rather, baseline was

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Posted in Childhood & early education, Education policy