Monthly Archives: November 2018

Europe: educators across the continent have always worked together

Hugh Starkey. While politicians and pundits tear themselves apart over the Brexit negotiations, it’s worth bearing in mind that European cooperation in education precedes UK membership of the European Union. As the UK transitions to a new political and diplomatic

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Thinking allowed: teachers must reclaim their moral purpose

David Lambert.  Teachers, generally speaking, work incredibly hard. They work under highly controlled and high stakes conditions, and very publicly. So how do teachers feel about their work? Is teaching a confident profession? I believe that the profession, at least

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Posted in Teachers and teaching assistants, Teaching, learning, curriculum & assessment

Seven principles for a fair and relevant assessment system

Ruth Dann. In my contribution to last week’s IOE Debate asking ‘What if… we designed our school testing and assessment system from scratch?‘ I distilled what I think are 7 key principles that might help us shape our examination and

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Testing times: how can we build a system that will assess what we value?

IOE Events. In response to the many criticisms levelled at England’s testing and assessment system, from its effects on children’s mental health to its impact on their learning, for our latest IOE debate we posed the question What if… we

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DFE advice on student teacher workload misses what is learnt by planning lessons

Caroline Daly. The Department for Education has been looking for ways to reduce teacher workload. This week it published two further reports – one on shrinking the burden of data collection, and another called Addressing teacher workload in Initial Teacher

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