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David Didau and the discipline of cognitive psychology

David Didau is one of a small but growing band of practising teachers who promote the importance of research informed practice. His popular blog The Learning Spy seeks to identify the most interesting and practically oriented research on teaching and learning that can support classroom practice. Didau is never afraid to challenge wel...
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A beginner's guide to Professor John Hattie

Hattie has been Director of the Melbourne Educational Research Institute at the University of Melbourne, Australia, since March 2011. Prior to that he was Project Director of asTTle and Professor of Education at the University of Auckland, New Zealand. He earned his PhD from the University of Toronto, Canada, in 1981. ​Quick biography: Born: 1950 ...
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The impact of ED Hirsch on the UK education curriculum

Whilst relatively few in the education world are aware of it, the impact of the American educator and academic Professor Eric Donald Hirsch Jr on the UK government's education reforms since 2010, has been profound. Reformers have claimed that 'progressive' child-centred education from the 1960s has been 'curriculum-lite' and damaging to children's ...
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A beginner’s guide to Professor Robert Coe

Where does he work?  Before starting his career as an academic, Coe was a maths teacher in a number of secondary schools and colleges. He left teaching in 1995 to study a PhD at Durham University, where he later became a research associate and lecturer. Coe is still at Durham, and is currently professor in the School of Education and dire...
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6 must read texts on mindset, resilience, grit and character

Natasha Devon, until recently the government's mental health champion for schools, said before departing from her post: Time and time again young people – and the people who teach them – have spoken out about how a rigorous culture of testing and academic pressure is detrimental to their mental health. At one end of the scale we've got four year ol...
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