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A nomination for blog of the year: Martin Robinson on change, values and history

As it’s that time of year I thought I would nominate my BLOG of the year. And it’s this one, Martin Robinson’s piece on change. It’s beautifully well written and manages to combine an old fashioned love of prose with a reference to Iggy Pop. I don’t necessarily agree with all of it but I… Continue reading A nomination for blog of the year: Martin Robinson on change, values and history

Policy and Practice

On the teacher as researcher by Martyn Hammersley

This article sketches the development of the idea that educational research should be integrated with the work of teachers in schools, in the form of the teacher‐as‐researcher. The arguments advanced in support of this proposal are examined. These consist in part of criticisms of conventional educational research: on the grounds that it is less likely… Continue reading On the teacher as researcher by Martyn Hammersley

Policy and Practice

Translating research findings into educational policy and practice: the virtues and vices of a metaphor by Martyn Hammersley

Thought this was quite an interesting paper by Martyn Hammersley relating to the “translation” of research into policy and practice. I don’t usually (or ever) BLOG other people’s work for no reason other than; I just haven’t. Now I have. _____________________________________________________________________________ A variety of metaphors have been used in seeking to conceptualise the relationship between… Continue reading Translating research findings into educational policy and practice: the virtues and vices of a metaphor by Martyn Hammersley

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Establishing a progressive identity Part Two: towards evidence informed progressive practice

In my last BLOG I outlined a number of constituent elements that could be said to describe progressive practice. In this one I want to take  a look at how evidence informed progressive practice might look and feel. Evidence informed because it is adapted from the dynamic model of educational effectiveness (Creemers & Kyriakides, 2006)… Continue reading Establishing a progressive identity Part Two: towards evidence informed progressive practice

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The matrix revisited: where is the evidence in the Sutton report?

In my last BLOG I offered the view that neo-traditionalist pedagogy offers a diminished view of teaching and learning. The recently released Sutton report has been presented as being in support of traditionalist pedagogic approaches. I’m not sure that it consciously does but like most aspects of  the social world it reflects fashionable discourse. The cited… Continue reading The matrix revisited: where is the evidence in the Sutton report?