Entries by Tom Bennett

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’ […]

A Day at researchED NYC

Written by: The Effortful Educator I recently returned from my first researchED experience in Brooklyn; perhaps you saw the hashtag #rEDNY17 floating around twitter lately.  Like a lot of education conferences, speakers presented information for which they are knowledgeable.  Unlike a lot of education conferences, there was no expo or product to buy.  No one […]

Terra Australis: researchED Melbourne 2017

Terra Australis Australia is an extraordinary place to come, especially if you’re British. The mixture of instant familiarity (driving on the left as all civilised peoples do, fried breakfasts, Cockney phonics buried inside carefree New World idiom) and the novel (dim sum next to baked beans, a menagerie of animals apparently constructed by God for […]

Known unknowns: what I discovered in Stockholm

I was the worst kind of tourist today: an ignorant one. I was in Stockholm to host researchED Haninge and chew bubblegum, and I was all out of bubblegum. But unlike our ancestors, for whom international travel was an arduous pilgrimage, we skip across borders like children. Even so, normally on any visit you’d guide-book up; I […]

researchED comes to Washington D.C.

researchED comes to Washington D.C.    Join us for the best educational professional development day on the calendar September 19, 2016 – Washington D.C. – researchED The grassroots, teacher-led movement comes to Washington, D.C. on October 29 with a one-day conference that aims to raise research literacy and drive new models of professional development. ResearchED […]