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By Terry
Wrigley. B ased on an article by Valsa
Koshoy and Catrin Pinheiro-Torres (Brunel University) in British Educational
Research Journal, Dec 2013     Recent
research has highlighted the confusion in government policies for children
labelled Gifted and...
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What can we learn from the PISA tables?
by Martin Allen and Patrick Ainley Another round of PISA tables has the educational
establishment on the defensive about the UK’s mediocre performance.  It’s certainly true the way the comparisons
are made is open to dispute ( www.telegraph.co.uk/education/...
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Zombie theories of genetic intelligence
by Terry Wrigley Attempts
are being made to resuscitate the idea that ability is predetermined by our
genes. Recent research by Robert Plomin claims that 60 percent of achievement
in GCSE Maths or Science is genetic. His work is acclaimed by Michael Gove’s
...
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Replacing teachers with computers: the profit motive
by  Richard Hatcher Running schools is not the only way to make profits out of
schools. The other way is to turn teaching into an online commodity. Not just
changing the structure and governance of the school system so that in future
state-funded schools ca...
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EduThink aims to provide rapid, but nevertheless, well informed and evidence based ‘progressive’ responses to Coalition education policy
EduThink will develop a network of researchers/ ‘experts’ in various aspects of education policy who support and are able to help in this project.
Social Media will play a crucial part in initial EduThink activity. This will allow supporters to comment quickly and to provide links to their own research/ websites/blogs
EduThink will seek to form links with education trade unions and campaigns with the aim of establishing a new ‘think-tank’ on education
 As the crisis in education continues, we hope that you will see the urgency of this initiative and also want to support and be involved in its creation. Please email your personal details and outline the particular areas of education that you could help with.

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Myths of Assessment
by John Yandell, Institute of Education I want to explore five aspects or strands of the
way in which we tend to think about assessment.  In calling these strands myths, I am suggesting two
things. First, that they are both powerful and deeply embedded in o...
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What does learning look like?
by John Yandell, Institute of Education In
the dominant educational discourse, there is a simple answer to this
question.  This
is the Ofsted model, a view of learning promulgated by everyone from former
Ofsted chief Chris Woodhead to current Ofsted head Mi...
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Creating Readers
By
Michael Rosen I’ve sometimes said that reading books in schools is a
subversive activity. This seems counter-intuitive. Schools are surely places
which foster the idea that the written text is one of the best means of
carrying ideas and knowledge.  On cl...
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The Battle for the Curriculum
by John Yandell I want
to start with the words of someone not obviously connected with the recent (and
ongoing) furore over GCSE grades.  G.S.
Gordon was the second Professor of English at Oxford.  This is him writing to his wife in 1910 –
it’s the last par...
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