Category Archives: Education Research

The superior nature of understanding

Posted in Education Research, Pedagogy | Leave a comment

Conclusive evidence on reform maths, perhaps

Posted in Education Research, Pedagogy | Leave a comment

What type of learning is most natural?

Which of these learning situations strikes you as the most natural, the most authentic? 1) A child learns to play a video game by exploring it on his own. 2) A child learns to play a video game by watching … Continue reading

Posted in Education Research | Leave a comment

Internal Assessment Fictions

Posted in Assessment, Education Research | Leave a comment

Teaching History Then and Now

Originally posted on Larry Cuban on School Reform and Classroom Practice:
Suppose you could find someone who taught history in three different high schools in two cities between the 1950s through the early 1970s. Suppose further that this person had…

Posted in Education Research | Leave a comment

Statistical Data and the Education Debate Part 2: Why we can reach conclusions from limited data.

Originally posted on Scenes From The Battleground:
I have brought this post forward as I have just seen a number of people react to this OFSTED report by making some of the errors described here. As I said last time, people often…

Posted in Education Research | Leave a comment

Statistical Data and the Education Debate Part 1: Effect and Cause

Originally posted on Scenes From The Battleground:
There is a lot of debate over what counts as evidence in education and I have barely begun to read up on the topic, but there are a few errors that I keep…

Posted in Education Research | Leave a comment