What is school science for?

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Science is now being taught to more pupils than at any time in history. This has come about in part because governments across the world have acknowledged the importance of science and technology to economic wellbeing and prosperity. It also owes something to the need to educate a population that is scientifically literate and can… Read more »

EAL departments as centres of expertise

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By Sarah Porter Last year, I was thrilled to be asked to contribute a chapter to the book ‘Second Language Learners in International Schools’ by Maurice Carder. The book, now published, presents a clear vision for the teaching of ESL / EAL students, and one key part of this model is the establishment of ESL… Read more »

Europe: educators across the continent have always worked together | IOE LONDON BLOG

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By Hugh Starkey While politicians and pundits tear themselves apart over the Brexit negotiations, it’s worth bearing in mind that European cooperation in education precedes UK membership of the European Union. As the UK transitions to a new political and diplomatic relationship with Europe, the London Review of Education (LRE) is planning a special feature… Read more »

Thinking allowed: teachers must reclaim their moral purpose | IOE LONDON BLOG

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By David Lambert Teachers, generally speaking, work incredibly hard. They work under highly controlled and high stakes conditions, and very publicly. So how do teachers feel about their work? Is teaching a confident profession? I believe that the profession, at least in secondary schools, may have collectively lost the plot in terms of its core… Read more »

Making History: new journal will raise the level of debate on national identity, culture and the canon | IOE LONDON BLOG

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By Arthur Chapman, Hilary Cooper and Jon Nichol At a time of growing polarisation among politicians and the public, when people are increasingly entrenched in their views, and with nationalism on the rise – history is surely one of the most crucial subjects in the curriculum. That is why a new journal launched this week… Read more »

How UK higher education institutions (HEIs) can positively impact minoritized learners

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By Amanda Arbouin I have just returned from one of the most inspirational events of my career as a black academic in the UK. The International Colloquium on Black Males in Education (ICBME) is a high profile, annual event that brings together a wide range of (predominantly) black academics. They share their research focused on… Read more »

Adult Learning: grounds for optimism

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By Phil Stevens One of adult learning’s most respected figures retires this summer after 40 years of dedication to the sector, firstly as a mature student, then a teacher, and finally as Principal of the Northern College in Barnsley, one of the most prestigious adult centres in the UK. We can ill-afford to lose people… Read more »

Serendipity and Stepping Stones: being Black and British in university

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By Amanda Arbouin How can universities tackle insidious racism in a meaningful and effective way? This question is at the heart of my book, Black British Graduates: untold stories[i], which explores the educational journeys and career outcomes of ten Black British graduates. Participant narratives convey a richness of emotions, as the book [ii]considers the impact… Read more »