TEANLogo November 20

Speaking at the 7th Annual TEAN Conference, May 2016

I will be one of the keynote speakers at the 7th Annual Teacher Education Advancement Network (TEAN) conference at Aston University in Birmingham on May 5th and 6th next year. Conference details are available here. TEAN is a really interesting organisation and one that takes teacher development and professional education really seriously. I’m really looking forward […]

The Halsbury Building - current home of the Department of Education November 17

Ten things you might not know about Brunel University’s Education department

If you’ve read a previous post about our annual public lecture (given this year by John Cridland (former Director General of the CBI), you will be familiar with some of the history of Brunel as an institution. It’s what the British call a ‘plate-glass’ university (courtesy of Michael Beloff) set up in the 1960s (Brunel […]

Maths September 16

‘Maths Talk’ at the London Mayor’s Education Conference: 27 November, City Hall

Prof Valsa Koshy and I will be at the annual Mayor of London’s Education Conference at City Hall on 27th November this year. Valsa will be presenting the findings of our two-year ‘Enhancing Mathematical Learning at Key Stage 1′ research project. We worked with 31 primary schools in London, 31 teachers and around 800 KS1 […]

Oslo Univ September 07

Speaking at the Norwegian ‘Knowledge Parliament’ on 22nd September

I’ll be talking about the integration of higher education- and school-based work in pre-service teacher education at an exciting event at the Literature House in Oslo on 22nd September. The Knowledge Center for Education in Norway and ProTed, the Centre of Excellence in Education (University of Oslo and University of Tromsø), have asked Norwegian universities to […]

JEP September 01

New article on ‘Teach for All’ published in Journal of Education Policy

The first fruits of my British Academy-funded project have finally appeared in the form of an article now published in the Journal of Education Policy. ‘Teaching other people’s children, elsewhere, for a while: The rhetoric of a travelling educational reform’ was co-written with Meg Maguire (King’s College, London), Tom Are Trippestad (Bergen University College, Norway), […]

jimmy edwards August 19

Stop Press: Tories finally identify sources of ‘expertise’!

Having spent an intensive period (Sunday tea-time) studying the gloriously badly written announcement on the Department for Education website (‘3/10 – see me!’) with its list of ‘behaviour experts’ appointed to an ‘expert’ group on ‘behaviour content for ITT’, scientists at both the Max Wall Centre for Randomised Controlled Trials and the Chuckle Brothers Institute of Education (‘To me, […]

image August 19

Pinot Noir: spec-tac-ular

Into the Willamette Valley, south of Portland. Oregon. Like Piedmont but more beautiful and with a more diverse group of winemakers. Stunning countryside, people and wine. Thanks to Wayne Oppenheimer for the tour.


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