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

Naomi Fisher is the author of Changing minds: How children can take control of their own learning. She argues that widening our perspective on education will benefit children whose needs are not met by the current school system. 

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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...

Between 2005 and 2010 we ran a large-scale multi-method longitudinal study at the Institute of Education called the Deployment and Impact of Support Staff study, or DISS for short, which was commissioned and funded by the then Labour government’s Department for Children,...

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...

Understanding concepts which may, at first glance, seem entirely counterintuitive is a vital part of learning and development. In the annual Learnus lecture Professor Denis Mareschal (Birkbeck, University of London) shared insights from an intervention which aimed to...

Even before Covid-19, research suggested the mental health of students at UK universities was on the decline. In the face of quarantine, uncertainty, and rapidly increasing numbers of Covid-19 cases in university cities, students this year have had an extraordinary autumn...

After exams were cancelled due to Covid-19, the government initially used an algorithm to calculate A-level results based on teacher’s predicted grades as well as a school’s historical performance. This led to A-level results in England, Wales and Northern Ireland being 40...

A group of academics concerned with the lack of policy focused on children and adolescents during the pandemic are providing scientific evidence of the possible harms of social distance measures. REACHwell – Researchers in Education and...

As it becomes increasingly clear that many first-year students will have a vastly different experience, with many lectures being held online, we contacted the authors of tips from our original '...