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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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Posted in accountability and inspection, Education policy, IOE debates, Teaching, learning, curriculum & assessment

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

Making History: new journal will raise the level of debate on national identity, culture and the canon

Arthur Chapman, Hilary Cooper and Jon Nichol.  At a time of growing polarisation among politicians and the public, when people are increasingly entrenched in their views, and with nationalism on the rise – history is surely one of the most

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Posted in Education policy, Research matters, Teaching, learning, curriculum & assessment

Should prison officers be recruited to support behaviour in schools?

Amelia Roberts. Last month The TES revealed that prison officers are being sought by recruitment agency Principal Resourcing to deal with ‘behaviour issues and disruptions’ in Leeds, Bradford, Harrogate and Wakefield. The image this conjures up is rather unfortunate, and

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Posted in Special educational needs and psychology, Teaching, learning, curriculum & assessment

Michael Young: fighting for working class students’ access to knowledge

John Morgan.  The Guardian Education section last week published a profile of Michael Young, Professor of the Sociology of Education at UCL. Its author, Peter Wilby, charts what he saw as Young’s dramatic shift from countercultural figure on the educational

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Posted in Employment and skills, Social sciences and social policy, Teaching, learning, curriculum & assessment
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