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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: 1961Na...
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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 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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A beginner’s guide to: Professor Carol Dweck

Best known for:Dweck's best known work is about Mindset, which she transformed into a book of the same name. The concept revolves around two different types of 'mindset' – an individual's concepts of their self.In a fixed mindset, an individual believes their basic qualities – such as intelligence and talents – are fixed traits that cannot be ...
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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 direc...
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