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Priorities for a new government: advice from our academics

The IOE blog has asked colleagues from across the Institute what’s at the top of their wish list. Their replies will appear over the next few weeks.

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Posted in Childhood & early education, Education policy, Special educational needs and psychology

Bridging the story and children’s unique worlds: researching digital personalised books

Natalia Kucirkova.  Personalisation is a buzzword in the business world, especially now that adverts can follow us all over the Internet. But personalisation – or ‘personalised learning’ – has also been a recurring trend in education, with the aim of

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Posted in Childhood & early education, Literacy, Parents, Research matters

The assessment system is unsustainable: how can we make it better?

Gemma Moss.  The Government’s new consultation on primary assessment in England is to be welcomed. The key question is: will it go far enough? The answer to that in large part depends upon how parents, teachers and academics react. What’s

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Posted in Childhood & early education, Education policy, Evidence-based policy, Teaching, learning, curriculum & assessment

How risky is it to be a child?

  Sandra Leaton Gray.  Look at the website of any contemporary newspaper, and you would be forgiven for thinking that childhood was a very dangerous time of life. On rolling news services we see stories about things like toddlers being

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Posted in Childhood & early education, Parents

Social pedagogy: the approach that intertwines well-being and learning

Claire Cameron.  Young people growing up in care get some of the best GCSE results of anywhere in England if they are looked after in the London Borough of Hackney. This is a remarkable turnaround for what was once a

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Posted in Childhood & early education, Evidence-based policy, Further higher and lifelong education, Teaching, learning, curriculum & assessment
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