This session looks at whether education will always be just a matter of opinion, or whether we can make good arguments about how and what we should teach.
Andrew Old is a maths teacher and blogger. He has contributed to several books on education and writes a monthly review of the education blogosphere for Schools Week. His blog Scenes from the Battlefield is often identified as being one of the most influential teacher blogs. Additionally, Andrew collates and curates a huge range of education blogs on his sister site The Echo Chamber.
National Conference 2016
When the statistics don’t mean what you think they mean
This session is about the difficulties teachers may have in making sense of evidence based on research data. In particular it focuses on when data may be misleading, and whether there are systematic errors in some types of research.