Teachers are still responsible for the education of their students while schools are currently closed due to the coronavirus pandemic. In writing my latest post for BOLD, I was hoping to gather together some good evidence around distance teaching practices and platforms, but I could find very little. So in the post I instead look at general principles of learning that teachers may be able to apply to teaching in these new circumstances. You can read it here - and please comment if you know of some evidence that I missed!
Thursday, 2 April 2020
Thursday, 19 March 2020
My latest post for the Blog On Learning and Development (BOLD) considers how parents can help their children to learn at home during the COVID-19 outbreak. At the bottom we would like to collate some online resources to help parents who are supporting their children at home. If you have any recommendations please suggest them in the comments section. You can read the article and comment here.
Friday, 13 March 2020
Monday, 9 March 2020
My latest piece for the Jacobs Foundation Blog on Learning and Development (BOLD) is about the importance of unstructured play and breaktimes for learning and development. You can read the post here.
Monday, 2 March 2020
My latest post for the Blog on Learning and Development argues that teachers and parents should help fight gender stereotypes, and highlights the work of social enterprise Lifting Limits to tackle stereotypes in schools. Read the post here.
Thursday, 20 February 2020
Read my review of How to argue with a racist: History, science, race and reality by Adam Rutherford here.
Wednesday, 19 February 2020
I saw Dr Deanne Bell give a brief speech on decolonising psychology at the BPS conference last year. I was inspired by what she said and was delighted when she agreed to an interview with me for The Psychologist. You can read about her life, work and ideas here. This issue has other articles covering decolonising, diversity and inclusion in psychology. Read my editorial here.
Monday, 17 February 2020
Monday, 10 February 2020
My latest post for the Blog on Learning and Development looks at the evidence around maths anxiety and performance, showing that it isn't just poor performers who have maths anxiety. You can read the post here.
Wednesday, 22 January 2020
The Division of Educational and Child Psychology annual conference was held in Northampton this year. The theme was 'A 20:20 vision of Educational Psychology: play, learning, inclusion and diversity'. My report from the conference covers neuroscience, including trans children, segregation within mainstream schools, and play. You can read the report here.
Tuesday, 21 January 2020
I asked Suzi Gage about her new book 'Say why to drugs'. She told me that ‘It’s an exciting time to be researching and writing about drugs’. Read the interview here.
Monday, 20 January 2020
My latest post for the Blog on Learning and Development looks at evidence around the effect of sleep on learning in adolescence. I suggest that we should be cautious when educating adolescents about healthy sleep, so as not to cause anxiety about lack of sleep. Read the post here.
Wednesday, 8 January 2020
I asked Professor Peter Lee about his field research with RAF Reaper drone pilots, which is reported in detail in his book Reaper Force. He said that 'there is a spectrum of responses to killing far-off enemies', and told me that it is wrong to assume that drone pilots dehumanise their targets. Read the interview here.
Monday, 6 January 2020
My latest post on the Blog on Learning and Development (BOLD) is about the lack of improvement seen through setting and streaming in schools, and why this does not mean we should give up on attempts to personalise. You can read the post here.