Perspectives

  1. System upgrade: Technology in the classroom

    20 June 2012

    Education has been surviving for too long on the leftovers of technology designed for elsewhere, says Richard Noss. It’s time for change.

  2. Reducing ranking, increasing performance

    11 June 2012

    Grades and levels don’t work in the primary classroom – if you really want improvement, a whole new approach is needed says headteacher Alison Peacock, and she has just that. 

  3. How do students choose their A-level subjects?

    7 June 2012

    An increase in Physics and Mathematics A-level entries has been reported, but what factors influence A-level subject choice? CERP research investigates.

  4. Behind the headlines

    6 June 2012

    Richard Garner, Education Editor on The Independent, has been reporting on the education sector for more than three decades. Has so much really changed?

  5. Working memory and the classroom

    30 May 2012

    Students’ working memory can have a huge impact on their educational experiences and achievements, but it’s still under-recognised in the classroom says psychologist Tracy Packiam Alloway.

  6. Role play: Student as examiner

    22 May 2012

    Science teacher Ian Horsewell regularly relinquishes control of the red pen and encourages his students to play the role of examiner. The exercise, he says, shows his students what an exam aims to assess, and ultimately helps improve their exam technique.

  7. Children as researchers

    15 May 2012

    Are children capable of carrying out useful, meaningful research? Mary Kellett, of the Open University’s Children’s Research Centre, looks at how such projects can give voice to issues that adults may not understand or even be aware of.

  8. School science in Hong Kong

    9 May 2012

    Science education in Hong Kong stands out among East Asian regions. May Cheng, vice president of the East Asian Association of Science Education, considers why.

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