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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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Count us in: what is maths mastery and how can schools in the UK get involved?

In the latest international Pisa tests , carried out by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, 22% of 15-year-olds in the UK performed at the lowest level of mathematics proficiency . In practice, this means they may be unable to carry out simple tasks, such as recognising that travelling four kilometres in 10 minutes means goi...
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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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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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My story, and why I founded EdCentral ...

Education matters. It underpins our society. At its best, it opens up opportunities for all children – whatever their circumstances of birth, wherever they happen to live. At its worst, it gives up on them. Whatever education system we have, teachers are at the heart of it: they are at the chalk-face, they are the ones who make the call on the best...
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