Nottingham Institute of Education launch education blog
Nottingham Institute of Education (NIE) have launched an education blog after requests from partner providers and those who work with NIE, who were interested in the opinions of academics: people who spend their lives working in, studying, and researching education.
Members of NIE's experienced team will contribute to the blog, sharing their expertise and opinion on a wide range of teaching topics such as policy changes, tips for teachers, research and more.
Chris Rolph, Principal Lecturer said: "For our part we often see great practice and read stimulating articles in the course of our research, but don’t always have simple ways to share this. So the blog offers a way to provide simple and succinct summaries of our work. We hope you enjoy reading it, and perhaps contribute too, either through comments or as a guest blogger."
Latest blog posts include:
- Lies, damned lies and statistics; a minister's masterclass
Principal Lecturer, Chris Rolph discusses Schools' Minister, Nick Gibb's persistent claims that more money is being spent on schools than ever before.
- What are the limits of gender equality? Lessons from international studies
Dr Iryna Kushnir comments on Swedish kindergartens that aim to do away with gender stereotypes from an early age.
- When more means less
Principal Lecturer, Chris Rolph discusses over 2000 headteachers converging on Downing Street to deliver a letter to the Chancellor of the Exchequer, asking for better funding for schools.
- The French mobile phone ban
Principal Lecturer, Chris Rolph comments on the new law in France banning children under the age of 15 from taking phones, tablets or smart watches to school following a parliamentary vote in June.
- Inspection, honesty and the end of teaching-to-the-test?
Principal Lecturer, Andy Clapham, reacts to Ofsted's Chief Inspector, Amanda Spielman's acknowledgement that inspections have resulted in too much focus on examinations.
You can access and follow the blog online.
- Subject area: Teacher training, education and childhood and youth studies
- Category: Nottingham Institute of Education