This blog is based on a talk given at the Wellington MAT inset day on February 10th, 2017, at The Wellington Academy. Robin Macpherson (@RJAMWC) uses the experiences of the Wellington College Peace and Conflict Institute to explain what the value of a super-curriculum is, and how to construct one. Read More
Logged In and Zoned Out: How Laptop Internet Use Relates to Classroom Learning
Practice with Purpose: The emerging science of teacher expertiseÂ
Why didnâ€™t Assessment for Learning transform ourÂ schools?
Will the Educational Sciences Ever Grow Up?
Subject choices at GCSE may exacerbate social inequalities, study finds
Who gets most distracted by cell phones?
Education or Indoctrination: Read More
By Iain Henderson
If there were a competition to find a concept most consistently misunderstood or misrepresented in education, independent learning would have a good chance of a gold medal.Â Until recently, coaching might well have beaten it.
So what do we mean by independent learning?Â
Firstly, it is far, far wider than just learning. Read More
Breakfast clubs boost reading and mathematics results for elementaryÂ students
Brain Training may be harmful to some aspects of memory performance
What the world can learn from the latest PISA test results
Is Ed-Tech research nearing its â€˜Big Tobaccoâ€™ moment?
Frequency of feedback â€“ is there a betterÂ way?
Study: Most Professional Training for Teachers Doesn’t Qualify as Read More
By Sarah Donarski
Teacher-led approaches are a vital step in a pupilâ€™s learning process but they should not be our sole focus in the classroom. Read More
AÂ key determinant in student success is the inherent beliefs theyÂ have about themselves in terms of their ability and how they learn. The two major areas to consider here are Carol Dweck’s work on Growth Mindset and Angela Duckworth’s on Grit. Read More
EEF report:Â Online Reading Support
For Kids, Learning Is Moving
The Failure of the iPad ClassroomÂ
Understanding Evidence: New Guide Explains Four Key Types and How to Evaluate Them
Positive School Climates Can Narrow Achievement Gaps
Strong student-lecturer relationships reduce university drop outÂ
Children see ‘worrying’ amount of hate speech online
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InÂ outlining some of the problems with contemporary assessmentÂ at the Festival of Education 2016, Daisy Christodoulou noted that the concept of assessment for learning has in many cases, merely become assessment of learning. Read More
In the last post we looked at the importance of retrieval and the testing effect. In this week’s post we will look at spaced learning and interleaving as ways of enhancing the long term retentionÂ of learning.
In 1885Â Herman Ebbinghaus conducted a series of experiments on himself to test memory and recall. Read More
Student Evaluations?Â Zero Correlation Between Evaluations and Learning
A telling experiment reveals a big problem among college students: They donâ€™t know how to study. Read More