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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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Progess 8 and Attainment 8: an overview

What are they?Up until 2016, all students and schools were measured on how many good GCSE's they achieved at A*- C, including English and mathematics.In October 2013, the government announced that a new secondary school accountability system would be implemented from 2016. It included two new headline measures, Attainment 8...
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A beginner's guide to Professor Rose Luckin

Who is she?Often described as the Dr Who of artificial intelligence (AI) in education, learning scientist Professor Rose Luckin believes that the teaching provided by schools and universities will fundamentally change over the next two decades as a result of AI, virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR). Quick facts:  Born:Nationali...
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Facilitating subjects are more important than ever – but what are they?

"I want Britain to be a place where advantage is based on merit, not privilege. Where it's your talent and hard work that matter, not where you were born, who your parents are or what your accent sounds like."When prime minister Theresa May set out her vision for Britain in September 2016, social mobility was high on the agenda. Educators often fin...
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A beginner’s guide to Daisy Christodoulou

University Challenge fans may remember Daisy Christodoulou: she was described as "Britain's brightest student" after her outstanding performance on the 2006-07 series, where she captained the University of Warwick's team (you can catch the final on YouTube here).Fast forward a decade and the student is now a teacher. Christodoulou initially be...
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