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Until the DFE understands curriculum its well-meaning pilots will run off course

Arthur Chapman and Sandra Leaton Gray.  Colleagues at the UCL Institute of Education were very excited a few weeks ago to see that the Department for Education had announced funding for a number of school-centred Curriculum Programme pilots worth £2.2 million. 

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‘What does it mean to teach, to learn, to remember the Holocaust?’

Andy Pearce This year, on Yom Hashoah, Holocaust Remembrance Day, the New York Times poignantly announced the ‘Holocaust is Fading From Memory’. Referring to a study commissioned by the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany, the newspaper reported a

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The sweet smell of success: how can we help educators develop a ‘nose’ for evidence they can use in the classroom?

Mutlu Cukurova and Rose Luckin A good nose for what constitutes solid evidence: it’s something a scientist is lost without. This finely tuned ‘nose’ is not innate, it is the result of years of practice and learning. This practice and

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

Children’s experiences of classrooms: drawing on the authority of their own voices

  Eleanore Hargreaves.  I was advising my daughter about her education when she remarked, ‘Well, I’m not like you!’ Children may experience classroom teaching in ways that, as teachers (or parents), we have not imagined. By finding out from children

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

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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