education

As a young, naive and idealistic teenager in the late 80s I believed that the world was on track to a more accepting future. Equality was just a matter of time. Skin colour, sexual orientation, social class would not matter, and misogynistic values were on the way to being a...

We don’t exist without each other. Profound in its simplicity, this fundamental psychological truth is oft-ignored in western culture. Our sense of self quietly evolves in alignment with how others view us. As asserted by American sociologist ...

Waveney Bushell is often referred to as the first black female educational psychologist in the UK. She was a founding member of the Caribbean Education and Community Workers Association (CECWA) and its first chair. More recently she appeared in the BBC documentary ...

There is substantial evidence that tells us that when children from the poorest and most disadvantaged families start their education, many of their skills and early learning attainments are less well developed than those of their more advantaged peers. Despite the best...

Emily Reynolds’ account of recent developments in learning styles (LS) (April issue) was most welcome. Reynolds summarised the...

Speaking to the Foundation for Education Development National Education Summit on 1 March, Education Secretary Gavin Williamson said: ‘We know much more now about what works best: evidence-backed, traditional teacher-led lessons with children seated facing the expert at the...

Tell us about BrainCanDo and how the book came about.
‘BrainCanDo’ is an educational neuroscience and psychology research centre based at Queen Anne’s School, Caversham. We take an evidence-informed approach towards improving teaching and learning by...

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,...