education

Throughout lockdown psychologists from many areas have been working to support, and advocate for, children. As the government plans for pupils to return to schools, but with uncertainty about how this will work in practice, what is the role for psychologists during this...

In the early stages of the UK government’s response to the Coronavirus health emergency, it was common to hear that decisions were ‘being led by the science’. As attention begins to shift to addressing the ...

Coronavirus has brought new challenges and disrupted the pattern of life. In education we are used to changes every year, but this abrupt transition took the classroom into home, with students learning remotely and parents adopting teaching roles. We are currently in limbo,...

Within the book, there are 28 chapters, each describing a single article and its implications for education. Why did you choose that approach rather than explaining each area of research with reference to numerous papers? Given the replication crisis, do you think...

Last month, my article on self-directed education ‘School’s Out’ was published in The Psychologist. A few days later, in the wake of the COVID-19 crisis, all the schools in Italy, France and...

In my early career as a clinical psychologist, I worked with several young people who had stopped attending school. I understood this as anxiety-driven school refusal. I devised graded-exposure programmes, and wrote letters making it clear that in my view a successful outcome...

We bring you a collection of articles from our archive on topics relating to school and learning, including mental health, inequality, bullying, resilience and more…

Schooling...

A role for neuroscience?

Neuroscience is clearly a hot topic for the Division of Educational and Child Psychology (DECP), as the words neuroalarmism, neuroenthusiasm, neurobalance, neurobabble, neurohype, neurorealism and neuroessentialism all appeared...

‘Attainment at what cost?’ was the question posed in a panel discussion organised by the British Psychological Society. Psychologists from Wales, England and Scotland were all represented at the event, which considered the balancing act between educational achievement and the...

The Children and Families Act 2014 and associated special educational needs and disability (SEND) legislation saw a radical extension of educational psychologists’ client group, with statutory responsibilities to young people with SEN up to the age of 25 (when adult services...