Monthly Archives: August 2018

GCSE results day 2018: Four things to look out for on Thursday – Education Datalab blog

This blogpost forms part of a package of A-Level and GCSE results analysis, with funding received from the Nuffield Foundation. View our results day microsite, which shows national trends in entries… Continued here: https://ift.tt/2N2ZEpR Advertisements

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Unconditionally mercenary

Originally posted on teaching personally:
An eminent writer to a national newspaper recently observed that education in Britain has ‘lost its sense of moral purpose’. That need not imply any particular belief system for it still to be true, inasmuch…

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Love thy efficiency neighbour

Originally posted on EduContrarian:
I find nothing more irritating than to have my intelligence insulted, particularly by people who think they are being helpful but haven’t actually got a clue. If you have ever come across the ESFAs ‘Efficiency Neighbours’…

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Giving our data a haircut

Originally posted on EduContrarian:
Our data hasn’t had a haircut in a while. To be honest, we’ve allowed it to grow and we looked in the mirror and realised that it looks a bit… well, unkempt. It is time to…

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Reasons to be happy about your child leaving year 6

Originally posted on The Quirky Teacher:
The edunet is awash with photos of smiley children, accompanied with messages of ‘Oh how we’ll miss those years of awe, wonder, fun, innocence….’ So I thought I’d write a lighthearted blog for those…

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Principle to Practice 3: Expertise Reversal Effect and Worked Examples

Introduction: My third principle to practice blog post focuses on a paper by: Salden, Aleven, Schwonk and Renkl (2009) THE EXPERTISE REVERSAL EFFECT AND WORKED EXAMPLES IN TUTORED PROBLEM SOLVING ? What was the paper about? Just a couple of…

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The “teacher led” College Of Teaching. Part 1

Originally posted on Scenes From The Battleground:
I’ve been writing recently about how the Chartered College Of Teaching, the new government funded professional body for teachers, is not to be teacher led after all. It has been suggested that, as…

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