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. Engineering a change in education

    23 June 2014

    With a gender chasm in engineering and a skills shortage on the horizon, it’s time to take a new approach to engineering education that acknowledges differences between girls and boys, says Dawn Bonfield.

  2. It's good to talk

    17 June 2014

    We need to stop blowing hot and cold on the importance of spoken language skills, says a group of Cambridge researchers

  3. 'Research literacy' key to classroom success

    10 June 2014

    Teachers must be able to engage with research and innovate in the classroom to help create a world-class school system, says Joe Hallgarten

  4. Pedagoo: Getting stuck in

    3 June 2014

    An online community of teachers sharing tips for classroom practice has blossomed thanks to social media. Fearghal Kelly tells us more.

  5. The Education Act: 70 years on

    27 May 2014

    The Education Act of 1944 brought the education system into the modern world. It's a landmark that shouldn't be forgotten, says Gary McCulloch

  6. Is happiness vital to learning?

    20 May 2014

    It’s time to include happiness in the school timetable, say Stephen Scoffham and Jonathan Barnes

  7. Robots in the classroom

    13 May 2014

    Robots could be the key to unlocking learning for pupils with special educational needs

  8. Do Maths exams hinder learning?

    6 May 2014

    Sarah Tang and Candia Morgan consider how the design of Maths exams affects students' mathematical skills and their experience of the subject.

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