The Key to Success: Deliberate Practice or our Genes?

Wayne Rooney, aged 16, scoring an iconic goal against Arsenal. Genius derived from genes? Or does practice make perfect? Most young boys grow up in Liverpool playing football and little else. I fulfilled the stereotype with aplomb. I’d play football in shop doorways, braving passing buses, or, more safely, in local parks with the proverbial …

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The Problem with Research Evidence in Education – Part 2

Yesterday I attended a CEBE (Coalition for Evidence-Based Education) event about the role of research evidence in education. The use of evidence is squarely in the sights of the Department for Education, hence they hosted this ideas fuelled event. The question the event raised was: Should Government have a role in choreographing an evidence system …

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The Problem with Research Evidence in Education

Today I have the opportunity to discuss with policy makers about the role of research evidence in education, in a CEBE (Coalition for a Evidence-based Education) event at the Department of Education. The question being explored is: “Should Government have a role in choreographing an evidence system in education?” There is undoubtedly a unique impetus …

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Infectious Explanations

I have stolen this catchy title from the eminently likeable Mike Cladingbowl, OFSTED’s Director of Schools. You heard me right – top inspector praised for his sage words about teaching and learning. Here they are for your delectation: “What about teachers’ subject knowledge, the children’s sense of routine, the ability to turn direction mid-sentence, a …

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