Entries by Tom Bennett

Message from the EDitor

Welcome to issue 4 of researchED Magazine! One of the reasons I started researchED was because of the frustration I felt, as a classroom teacher, about the lack of evidence easily available to the average practitioner. I could see this everywhere in teaching. It wasn’t until I explored the world beyond the classroom that I […]

Screen queen: An interview with Dr. Jennifer Buckingham

Tom Bennett interviews Australian phonics champion Dr. Jennifer Buckingham. Dr Jennifer Buckingham is the Director of Strategy and Senior Research Fellow at MultiLit, a literacy programme provider and research unit in Australia. A prominent figure on the Australian literacy stage, she previously spent two decades at the Centre for Independent Studies, most recently as Senior […]

Message from the EDitor

2018 was a milestone for us at researchED: five years since our first conference in Dulwich, London, and no one could have predicted where it would take us. In the last year alone, we’ve been to New Zealand, Pretoria, Toronto, the Netherlands, Sweden, Philadelphia, and dozens of other places in the UK and beyond. The […]

A message from our founder, Tom Bennett

We’ve managed to do so much with almost nothing. So far we have just about broken even with ticket sales (at deliberately affordable prices) and event-by-event sponsorship. Our ambition is to start to build a small core team who can run these days, and our website, so that we can grow, and offer more free […]

An interview with…Professor Paul Kirschner

Paul A Kirschner is Distinguished University Professor at the Open University of the Netherlands and Visiting Professor of Education at the University of Oulu, Finland. He is an internationally recognised expert in the fields of educational psychology and instructional design. He is past President of the International Society for the Learning Sciences and former member […]

The light is winning

WHY RESEARCH IS (SLOWLY) TRANSFORMING TEACHING. TOM BENNETT’S THOUGHTS ON researchED’S SUCCESSES AND CHALLENGES SO FAR At the recent researchED in Haninge, Sweden, researchED magazine’s editor Tom Bennett closed the conference with a speech that tried to understand where we had got to in evidence-informed education, and what the landscape now looked like. This is […]

From the editor

The relationship between education policy and education evidence has never been easy. The realpolitik of education is pulled hither and thither by many horses, and research bases are only one of several influences. In 2010 the CfBT report Instinct or Reason: How education policy is made asked every surviving post-war UK minister what the principal […]

Give me your answer do: An interview with Daisy Christodoulou

Education’s fastest talker tells us about mythbusting, why assessment drives everything else, and the seven myths of edutech Daisy Christodoulou is the author of Seven Myths about Education and Making Good Progress?: The Future of Assessment for Learning, as well as the influential blog, The Wing to Heaven. She is currently the Director of Education at […]

From the editor

Welcome to the first issue of researchED magazine! Brain Gym. Learning styles. NLP. I started teaching in the early 2000s in what now seems like a golden age of edu-babble, where anyone could apparently claim anything and nobody could say otherwise. researchED started as a one-day conference in 2014, born out of a frustration I […]

Tom Bennett speaks to… Professor Daniel Willingham

Professor Daniel Willingham is currently Professor of Psychology at the University of Virginia, where he has taught since 1992. Until about 2000, his research focused solely on the brain basis of learning and memory. Today, all of his research concerns the application of cognitive psychology to primary/secondary education. He writes the ‘Ask the Cognitive Scientist’ […]