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A beginner’s guide to Professor Eric Mazur

Mazur is currently the Balkanski Professor of Physics and Applied Physics in the Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences. He is also the Dean of Applied Physics. He gained his PhD in 1981 from Leiden University. Quick biography:  Born: 1954  Nationality: Dutch  Website: www.ericmazur.com   Twitter:   @eric_mazur ...
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A beginner’s guide to Professor Dylan Wiliam

Best known for: Wiliam was as the face of BBC2's 2011 documentary series on teaching techniques, The Classroom Experiment, but fame in the world of education research came from Inside the Black Box, his research collaboration with Paul Black. This short paper offered teachers practical, evidence-based advice on how to improve pupil learning through...
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A beginner’s guide to Professor Daniel Willingham

Best known for: Willingham's work has worldwide appeal: his writings on education have been translated into fourteen different languages. Applying his expertise in cognitive psychology to the education field, Willingham's books include Raising Kids Who Read Why Don't Students Like School? and When Can You Trust the Experts? Quick facts: Born: 1961 ...
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A beginner’s guide to Professor Daniel Koretz

What is he known for? Expertise in educational assessment and testing policy. His research focuses on the effects of high-stakes testing, including score inflation, changes to classroom practice, the impact on pupils with special educational needs and international differences in pupil achievement. He is curr...
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A beginner’s guide to Professor Angela Duckworth

Angela Duckworth is currently professor of psychology at the University of Pennsylvania. Before becoming an academic, she was a maths teacher and founded a non-profit summer school for poor students. The school won the Better Government Award for the state of Massachusetts. She gained her PhD in psychology from the University of Penn...
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