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The taste of Mandarin is sweeter when the teaching methods are informed by research

  Katharine Carruthers.  It is now possible to do predictive texting in Chinese. British Ambassador to China, Dame Barbara Woodward said:  “I can bash things into my phone and know I’m broadly getting it right. So it (Chinese) has become

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Educators: are you ready, willing and able to meet the ‘perfect storm’ of AI?

Rose Luckin.  Today the House of Lords Select Committee on Artificial Intelligence launched their report with a question: AI in the UK:  ready, willing and able? Their answer is a classic cocktail of yes, but not really. We are certainly

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Posted in Education policy, ICT in education, Uncategorized

Exploring what it means to be ‘evidence-rich’ in practice

Naomi Bath.  The RSA’s Learning About Culture programme aims to develop more evidence of what works in cultural learning and to help practitioners to use evidence from their own work and elsewhere to improve their practice. At the centre of the

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“How can I get them to trust me?” The million-dollar question at the heart of teaching

Rob Webster. Sometimes it’s not just the victory; it’s the manner of the victory. Just last month, London teacher (and IOE alumna), Andria Zafirakou, beat more than 30,000 entrants to win the Varkey Foundation’s annual Global Teacher prize. Leading the tributes,

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What kinds of activities will encourage more students from disadvantaged backgrounds to keep studying science?

Tamjid Mujtaba.  I have worked on a range of projects as a mixed-methods researcher over the years although none as quite exciting as  Chemistry for All,  a longitudinal project funded in 2014 by the The Royal Society of Chemistry. Why

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