Social media and screen-time: To ban or not to ban – that’s probably not the question | Blog Editor

Rob Davies, CLOSER. Informed by evidence from academics, royal societies, health officials, social media companies, young people, teachers, government ministers, research funders and more, the Science and Technology Committee report on the impact of social media and screen-use on young…Read more ›

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More British children are learning Mandarin Chinese – but an increase in qualified teachers is urgently needed | Blog Editor

Mandarin Chinese: coming to a school near you soon? shutterstock Katharine Carruthers. Mandarin Chinese is seen as being of increasing strategic importance, and in recent years there’s been a growing number of students taking up the language in schools across…Read more ›

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We Are Movers: new ways of collaborating with women migrants and refugees | Blog Editor

Amalia Pascal, Amy North, Claudia Lapping, Hanna Retallack, Iman Azzi, Rachel Benchekroun, Rachel Rosen, Raphaela Armbruster, Sara Joiko Mujica, Tabitha Millett (as part of Refuge in a Moving World, an interdisciplinary UCL network focused on displacement, forced migration, exile and conflict).…Read more ›

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OFSTED’s worst practice – its four-grade scale – undermines the real advances in its new draft framework | Blog Editor

Frank Coffield.  Ofsted has just issued a draft inspection framework for consultation which puts the curriculum at its heart. This is a welcome return to what inspectors used to value, namely the curriculum, although some fundamental questions remain, as John…Read more ›

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