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. Creative classrooms for all

    29 April 2014

    Injecting a little creativity can help pupils really engage with a subject, says Loughborough University's Sarah Turner

  2. Early pointer to school success

    22 April 2014

    Alyssa Sawyer considers the link between self-regulation in early childhood and later academic achievement.

  3. The missing middle

    16 April 2014

    A life more ordinary: a UK collaboration turns the microscope on the under-examined majority in educational attainment.

  4. Throwing out the rule book

    8 April 2014

    Abolish regulations about children’s play at school, says Grant Schofield. They’ll get more exercise, and sort out the details for themselves.

  5. Valuing teacher judgement

    1 April 2014

    The public needs a better understanding of the role teachers play in assessment practice, says Val Klenowski.

  6. How to succeed in PISA

    25 March 2014

    Vietnam outperformed many nations of comparable economic status in the latest PISA assessment. Zoe James says that a focus on basic skills has been one vital element of its success.

  7. Are academies innovative?

    17 March 2014

    Academies are less adventurous than policy-makers might wish, according to new research reported here by Amy Finch.

  8. FSM – past their eat-by date?

    11 March 2014

    Everyone uses free school meals as a gauge of school pupil disadvantage. Is it time to rethink this generally accepted metric? asks Stephen Gorard.

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