Wednesday, 15 April 2020

'Babies really enjoy being babies' - interview with Caspar Addyman in The Psychologist

I asked Caspar Addyman about his new book The Laughing Baby. We had a really interesting discussion about babies and book writing. Read the interview here.

Tuesday, 14 April 2020

Consequences of exam cancellations - new post on BOLD blog

In my latest post for the Blog on Learning and Development (BOLD) I consider the potential consequences of the cancellation of exams, particularly in terms of whether grades given will increase inequalities between students. You can read the post here.

Sunday, 5 April 2020

Reflections on The Psychologist

In the April issue of The Psychologist, there is a fascinating discussion between the editor Dr Jon Sutton, and the Chair of the Psychologist and Digest Editorial Advisory Committee, Professor Catherine Loveday. They talk about the past, present and future of the magazine. At the end, find a reflection from me, on my own relationship with the magazine, and where we hope to take it in the future. Read the whole piece here.

Thursday, 2 April 2020

Teaching from a distance - new post on BOLD blog

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!