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We could end exam distress by removing the root cause: exams

John White The anxiety generated by school examinations is well-known. Responses to a Guardian call-out in May for views on the new GCSEs produced ‘an outpouring that was overwhelmingly – although not exclusively – negative. The more extreme responses included

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Disadvantaged pupils have less-qualified science teachers across the developed world, and other findings from PISA

Sam Sims.  The Programme for International Student Assessment is a well-known exercise in benchmarking pupil attainment in maths, science and reading across countries. PISA was first conducted in 2000 and five further rounds of results have since been published. Around

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Posted in Education policy, International comparisons, Teachers and teaching assistants

Needs or rights? Revisiting the legacy of the Warnock report on SEND

IOE Events. Competing against a balmy evening outside, we were delighted to welcome so many people to our debate this week on Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND) and, specifically, the legacy of the 1978 Report of the Committee of

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Posted in accountability and inspection, curriculum & assessment, Education policy, IOE debates, Special educational needs and psychology

What is schooling for in the age of AI?

IOE Events. Although estimates of the impact of automation on the labour market vary widely, it is generally agreed that the ‘fourth industrial revolution’, and especially the advance of AI, is set to transform how we live and work. The

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Posted in Education policy, IOE debates, Schools, Uncategorized

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