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Rules of engagement: 5 takeaways for research impact from the award-winning ASPIRES project

  Tatiana Souteiro Dias and Emily Macleod.  Collaboration with individuals and organisations beyond academia for the benefit of society is an increasingly important part of research teams’ activities. But how can academics achieve this when there are so many competing

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Posted in Evidence-based policy, Research matters, Teaching, learning, curriculum & assessment

Getting the science straight: the schools minister’s suggestion that private schools convey little academic advantage does not stand up to scrutiny

Francis Green.  A recent report from the Sutton Trust reveals that positions of public influence are still disproportionately cornered by the privately educated, with little progress since their previous report. So the Johnson – Hunt (Eton – Charterhouse) contest to be

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Posted in Research matters, Teaching, learning, curriculum & assessment, Uncategorized

Education of children in care: small changes that can make a big difference

Michael Bettencourt. Policy and publications concerned with children in care often focus on their ‘plight’ and map out a bleak scenario for their future opportunities. The narrative is beginning to change as a more sophisticated understanding of this vulnerable group

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

Evolution: as a religious professor of science education, I believe we should rethink how we teach it

Max4e Photo/Shutterstock Michael Reiss. Evolution is near universally regarded by the scientific community as a cornerstone of modern biology. Treating it as anything other than incontrovertible fact can therefore incur the wrath of scientists, who highlight the extensive depth and

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Cash may be going out of fashion, but children still need to understand how money works

Jennie Golding. At present I am leading a fascinating set of research studies that take me into mathematics classrooms of the full range of 5 to 18-year-olds. We are asking how the current mathematics curriculum is being experienced by teachers and

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Posted in Arts in education, Teaching, learning, curriculum & assessment
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