Parents in Finland are told to actively encourage their children to pursue hobbies and interests that require physical exertion for at least three hours a day. Children should spend at least three hours a day performing physical activities, according to …

Children need three hours exercise a day – Finland Read more »

As children across England and Wales go back to school, it’s worrying to think that in many classrooms, teachers will be starting the new term believing in teaching “methods” that have been debunked by research evidence. One of the most …

Why urban myths about education are so persistent – and how to tackle them Read more »

Jo Earp – Finding credible ways to assess good teaching methods has been difficult but the Australian Council for Educational Research has come up with an innovative project that will test for skills that could be added to a teacher’s …

Teachers sought for ground-breaking research into their profession Read more »

It’s saddening to see so many answers left blank and illegible handwriting – what’s going wrong? I cannot help but think teachers are partly to blame A detailed but incorrect answer appears beside every question on an exam sheet. The …

Marking exam papers exposes the flaws in teaching Read more »