Education in Afghanistan was a...

Sep 11, 2021 by

In the two decades that followed the fall of the Taliban regime in 2001, significant progress was made in education in Afghanistan....

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How ordinary people are convin...

Sep 1, 2021 by

American intelligence has recognised there are four reasons why a ‘normal’ person might be convinced to spy. Benedict Cumberbatch...

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Studying maths post-GCSEs aids...

Aug 22, 2021 by

New research shows that secondary pupils who take maths past 16 have higher levels of a chemical that boosts brain plasticity and...

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How lockdown has affected chil...

Jun 15, 2021 by

The pandemic means many children will have spent the best part of a year interacting much less than normal with teachers, friends and...

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Curious Kids: how does our bra...

Mar 12, 2021 by

Our brains have two ways of thinking and making decisions: fast and slow. How does your brain tell you to stop if you’re crossing the...

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Black Troops Were Welcome in B...

Feb 27, 2021 by

Black American GIs stationed in Britain during the war were given a warm welcome by their hosts but treated harshly by their white US...

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England’s education reco...

Feb 21, 2021 by

A focus on ‘catching up’ implies a deficit on the part of pupils. The most recent lockdown and school closures have, once...

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Children as young as two can l...

Feb 7, 2021 by

Children should never play with knives – but they can learn how to use them. Learning to cook can be hugely valuable for children. It...

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Poorer students are less likel...

Feb 4, 2021 by

Taking part in sport at university can bring huge benefits. Sport has benefits for education as well as for health and wellbeing....

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How to help your children with...

Feb 4, 2021 by

Think of yourself as learning alongside your child. School closures have left many parents in charge of overseeing their children’s...

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Why students need to learn aca...

Jan 27, 2021 by

Method, analyse, conversely. These words are more useful than you think. These and other “academic” words are used in writing and...

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Will the government’s online s...

Dec 26, 2020 by

Claudine Tinsman The government is planning to change the law so that social media companies like Facebook and Twitter will have no...

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From IQ tests and sperm banks ...

Dec 21, 2020 by

Is it really necessary to identify gifted children? In Netflix hit The Queen’s Gambit, we see young orphan Beth Harmon discover her...

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How remote learning is making ...

Dec 9, 2020 by

The Research Brief is a short take about interesting academic work. The big idea The widespread reliance on remote learning is...

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If your child has reading, sch...

Dec 7, 2020 by

Developmental language disorder (DLD) is one of the most common disorders affecting children but is relatively unknown. Affecting...

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Teaching anti-terrorism: how F...

Dec 6, 2020 by

My PhD research explores the impact of Islamist terrorism on education policy and practice in England and France. French Prime...

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What a fear of maths does to c...

Dec 6, 2020 by

Our study shows that maths anxiety not only causes children to struggle in exams – it also means they learn less at school. Maths...

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Oxford is protecting students ...

Oct 9, 2020 by

The identity and purpose of universities as spaces of free thinking depends on it. Students at the University of Oxford will now...

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Anticapitalism wasn’t ba...

Oct 6, 2020 by

The UK government has published new guidance barring materials produced by groups opposed to capitalism from schools. Materials...

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How coronavirus highlights the...

Sep 20, 2020 by

A shared sense of vulnerability could benefit society. Certain groups in society are often labelled as “vulnerable”. If you belong to...

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