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Free paper (2018) – Personalisation in educational technology: the absence of underlying pedagogies

Antonio Bartolomé, Linda Castañeda and Jordi Adell International Journal of Educational Technology in Higher Education201815:14 https://doi.org/10.1186/s41239-018-0095-0 ©  The Author(s) 2018 Received: 8 August 2017 Accepted: 30 January 2018 Published: 2 April 2018 Abstract Personalization is one of the recurring themes in education and has occupied a large amount of specialised literature, since its appearance in the 1960s. A systematic exploration of the literature of the last 55 years (1960–2015) is… Continue reading Free paper (2018) – Personalisation in educational technology: the absence of underlying pedagogies

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Free paper (2018) – Reclaiming education: ‘fake news’, research and social justice

“It feels like a sign of the times that, in 2017, dictionary publisher Collins named the term ‘fake news’ word of the year. Education has not been immune from its own forms of  ‘fake news’  Of course, there are policies that are well informed, drawing evidence from research, policy and practice to offer high-quality frameworks to guide educational… Continue reading Free paper (2018) – Reclaiming education: ‘fake news’, research and social justice

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Oftsed research paper (2018) – Off-rolling: using data to see a fuller picture

Over the last few months, we’ve (Ofsted) been analysing data on pupils who leave their state-funded secondary school before the end of key stage 4. We’re concerned about potential ‘off-rolling’ of pupils where schools may be encouraging pupils to move, and want to better understand the schools and pupils that are affected. How might the… Continue reading Oftsed research paper (2018) – Off-rolling: using data to see a fuller picture

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Book review 2018: International Handbook of Progressive Education

Comprising a collection of journal articles and papers, this long book considers the role that progressive education can and should have in the twenty-first century at a point in which national systems of schooling are beset with neo-liberal notions of management and efficiency. Drawing on a range of perspectives and examples— from within the past as… Continue reading Book review 2018: International Handbook of Progressive Education

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Free paper (2018) – Technology and the Good Society

One of the great ongoing debates of the 21st century is whether technology—broadly construed—has proven itself to be on balance beneficial or detrimental to, among other aspects, the moral dimensions of civil society. Technology permeates all aspects of modern life, transforming the way we live, communicate, interact, and work. Does it foster or detract from a good society?… Continue reading Free paper (2018) – Technology and the Good Society

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National Audit Office (NAO) report: Ofsted’s inspection of schools

Background to the report The Office for Standards in Education, Children’s Services and Skills (Ofsted) inspect and regulates services that care for children and young people and services that provide education and skills for learners of all ages. Ofsted seeks to be “a force for improvement through intelligent, responsible and focused inspection and regulation”. It… Continue reading National Audit Office (NAO) report: Ofsted’s inspection of schools

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Education Policy Institute challenges DFE’s Ofsted statistics

Does the claim of ‘1.9 million more children in good or outstanding schools’ stack up? Jon Andrews, Director for School System and Performance and Deputy Head of Research In my time in the Department for Education, I was involved in crafting countless ‘lines to take’ for ministers – those key messages with a killer statistic used… Continue reading Education Policy Institute challenges DFE’s Ofsted statistics