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Let’s open up the silos in the sky and supercharge AI to enhance education

Rose Luckin. Sunday 15th October saw the publication of Growing the Artificial Intelligence Industry in the UK, the report of the independent review announced as part of the UK Digital Strategy in March. It also builds on the recognition in

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Helping the Education Secretary reach her full potential

John White.  A central aim of Education Secretary Justine Greening is ‘enabling children to reach their full potential’  . The idea comes into many of her speeches. It appeared in the DfE’s response to the head of OFSTED Amanda Spielman’s

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Posted in Childhood & early education, Teaching, learning, curriculum & assessment

How can digital library systems help teachers support children’s reading for pleasure?

Natalia Kucirkova & Teresa Cremin.  Children need to be able to read well to function in society and their engagement as readers needs nurturing from birth. Digital library systems offer enormous opportunities to tap into children’s interests and enhance teachers’ skills

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If you run on your own you run fast, but if you run with a team you run far

Earlier this month the IOE hosted a hugely inspiring lecture by the 2017 Varkey Foundation Global Teacher Prize winner, Maggie MacDonnell. Maggie has spent the last six years teaching in a fly-in Inuit village called Salluit, nestled in the Canadian

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

What knowledge should we teach the next generation? the most important question in education

Alex Standish writes a letter to beginning teachers.   Dear Beginning Teachers, The school curriculum is about what knowledge to teach the next generation. There is no more important question in education. It is the main reason why children go

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