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The benefits of a bilingual brain in the modern world

Roberto Filippi.  A multilingual world It is estimated that more than half of the world’s population – over 3 billion people – can communicate in two (or more) languages. If we consider that our societies are increasingly mobile, monolingual speakers

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Posted in Language and literacy, Special educational needs and psychology

“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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Posted in IOE debates, Special educational needs and psychology, Teachers

Do biomarkers explain why some people are happier than others?

Alex Bryson and Petri Böckerman What makes us happy? It sounds a simple enough question. Intuitively, we know what we like – being with friends, going to the movies. In the moment, we know what’s likely to make us happy. Evidence from

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Posted in Research matters, Special educational needs and psychology

Special needs: politicians should check the evidence before making claims about inclusion

Rob Webster.  Last week, a video of controversial comments made in the Australian Parliament about pupils with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) provoked international headlines. Voice wavering and clumsily tripping over her words, Senator Pauline Hanson unmistakably suggested that

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Posted in Special educational needs and psychology

Priorities for a new Government: advice from our academics part 3 – school leadership, ICT and educational psychologists

The IOE blog has asked colleagues from across the Institute what’s at the top of their wish list. We are publishing their replies during the run-up to the election.  School leaders and leadership    The new Secretary of State faces a potentially

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Posted in Evidence-based policy, ICT in education, Leadership and management, Special educational needs and psychology
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