learning

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...

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...

So, you’ve got into University. Congratulations! To help you get the most out of your degree, I’d like you to run a quick thought experiment. Mentally list your top five approaches to studying, in order of how frequently you use them.

Is the practice of repeatedly...

Paul Penn's first book is a guide to key skills for success at university. Here we extract from Chapter 5: 'Producing high quality written assessments at degree level: it doesn’t have to be rocket science, even if you’re studying rocket science...

It’s time for psychologists to rethink their engagement with novel streams of data. It can help us to explore concepts such as belonging, social inclusion, quality of life and participation (in learning and in cultural and political activity). Psychologists are beginning to...

We spoke to Paul Howard-Jones about his new Routledge Psychology book Evolution of the Learning Brain: Or How You Got To Be So Smart...

Whenever I give talks to teachers and parents, I am soon bombarded with criticism of the current educational system, with its targets, pressure and stress on students, focus on rote learning and competitive examinations. Rarely do those complaining propose solutions or...

Marc Smith provides a thoughtful and methodical summary of the research evidence relating to how we define emotions and how they impact on learning. He makes the case that the ‘cognitive and emotional brain networks are intricately linked’, based on both physiological and...

The context for educational psychologists has changed very significantly. In a DfES 2006 review, the outlook for local authority...