Perspectives

'Perspectives' are comment and opinion pieces from those across the education, research and policy sector. Those invited to write are encouraged to express their own views; the opinions shared here are therefore those of the individual authors, not the Centre for Education Research and Practice.

  1. All change, please

    27 August 2014

    The recent replacement of the ministerial team at the Department for Education neatly symbolises just how much change the education sector in England is experiencing. Changing times call for evidence-based discussion of basic...

  2. Big data or small data?

    19 August 2014

    We hear a great deal about big data and its potential to revolutionise education. It's time to analyse the reality: what data should we be looking at, and is this potential ready to be realised?

  3. Can teachers really engage with research?

    13 August 2014

    If research is ever going to have an impact in the classroom, teacher CPD needs a dramatic overhaul, says Carl Hendrick.

  4. A philosophical view of discipline

    5 August 2014

    Behaviour ‘management’ approaches could do with a philosophy lesson, says James MacAllister.

  5. Assessment in a digital world

    29 July 2014

    The digital revolution is transforming our lives – but assessment is falling behind, says Patricia Broadfoot.

  6. An ‘A’ for effort?

    22 July 2014

    Andrew Stables considers whether schools should assess a pupil’s effort as well as their achievement

  7. Neighbours and educational achievement

    15 July 2014

    Do a child's neighbours affect their performance at school? Steve Gibbons investigates

  8. You don't need computers to teach computing

    8 July 2014

    Computing will be uploaded to the curriculum later this year, but you don't need to log on to learn it, says Sue Sentance.

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