Done well, assessment can spark the deepest kind of learning. Yet narrow definitions of assessment persist in education. Mara Krechevsky and Tina Blythe explore how Project Zero is reimagining assessment and share examples of assessment practices that foster learning for both students and teachers.
What are the human costs of an ‘always connected’ lifestyle, especially for our children? A report by Laurel Felt and Michael Robb examines the latest scientific research about media use, highlighting its possible problematic impacts on youth’s well-being and development and offering suggestions for balanced and thoughtful engagement.
Connecting the enlivening capabilities of computers to the spirit of schools rejuvenate the RE curriculum. Professor Julian Stern gives some tips for bringing the digital age to the religious sphere.
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Dr Rebecca Johnson’s work as a child psychologist convinced her that if parents had space to step back and observe their children, and have some structured guidance to help with reflection, it would allow them to dramatically improve their relationships. She devised an online course to do just that, and its having a big impact.
It is widely recognised that vulnerable children struggle to access learning and experience success at school. With interventions purely designed to move them on with learning they often have difficulty engaging and making progress. Perhaps something else is needed?
This Child File looks at Bullying.
Child File 1: Case Study: An alternative view
Child File 2: Building resilience in children and young people
Karensa Leith reports on Kinderly - the award-winning early years app for digitally recording early learning journeys and sharing with parents.
Empathy is inherent in all of us, but for children who experienced a violent or poverty-stricken upbringing, their ability to feel compassion and empathise with others can be seriously stunted. Louise Kinnaird explores the role of schools and practitioners in giving such children the opportunity to care.
Blackpool FC Community Trust aims to educate, motivate and inspire people
of all ages to build a better life for themselves and unite communities all
over Blackpool. The Blackpool FC Community Trust is the official charity to
Blackpool Football Club, which provides a range of flagship programmes that
inspire people from all walks of life to make a positive change.