Monthly Archives: October 2017

What are our ethical responsibilities in a changing world of Internet research?

Jon Swain.  Over the last decade or so there has been an ever-increasing interest in the ethics of educational and social science research. Researchers’ responsibilities to their participants, fellow members of the research community, and to the institution where they

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

Let’s open up the silos in the sky and supercharge AI to enhance education

Rose Luckin. Sunday 15th October saw the publication of Growing the Artificial Intelligence Industry in the UK, the report of the independent review announced as part of the UK Digital Strategy in March. It also builds on the recognition in

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

Helping the Education Secretary reach her full potential

John White.  A central aim of Education Secretary Justine Greening is ‘enabling children to reach their full potential’  . The idea comes into many of her speeches. It appeared in the DfE’s response to the head of OFSTED Amanda Spielman’s

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Posted in Childhood & early education, Teaching, learning, curriculum & assessment

How unions secure better work-life balance for employees

Alex Bryson and John Forth.  New research we have conducted for the TUC finds Britain’s trade unions play a vital role in securing a work-life balance for employees. According to the most authoritative workplace survey in Britain, three-quarters of workplace managers

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Posted in Employment and skills, Social sciences and social policy

How can digital library systems help teachers support children’s reading for pleasure?

Natalia Kucirkova & Teresa Cremin.  Children need to be able to read well to function in society and their engagement as readers needs nurturing from birth. Digital library systems offer enormous opportunities to tap into children’s interests and enhance teachers’ skills

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Posted in ICT in education, Language and literacy, Teaching, learning, curriculum & assessment