7 Dec 2017: Children's reading on screen: in the beginning was the word, not a hotspot. 7 December 2017. Dr Natalia Kucirkova comments on research findings about digital books and their impact on children's language learning and dialogue between parents and
4 Dec 2017: Children as young as three are grouped by 'ability'. 4 December 2017. Research by Drs Alice Bradbury and Guy Roberts-Holmes, commissioned by the National Education Union, finds that using ability groups takes place with children as young as three
27 Nov 2017: What a 21st century pre-school education looks like. 27 November 2017. Help kids get a leg up in a digital world by teaching them communication and other essential 21st century skills, according to Iram Siraj, Professor of Early Childhood Education.
14 Nov 2017: Assessment: Reducing children to numbers. 14 November 2017. Policy-makers and children fail to benefit from flawed measures of progress such as the baseline assessment in Reception, according to Drs Alice Bradbury and Guy Roberts-Holmes. Read:
2 Oct 2017: Lexile measures: how do they work? 2 October 2017. Dr Sue Bodman and Ms Glen Franklin explore how Banding and Lexile measures offer different but complementary information. Related News. Related Events. Related Case Studies. Related Research
2 Oct 2017: New order for Early Learning Goals. 2 October 2017. Professor Iram Siraj comments on the Government's response to the Primary Assessment in England consultation, which has provoked concerns that the proposed changes may lead to increased downward
2 Oct 2017: Toddlers and touchscreens: a parent's guide. 2 October 2017. Dr Natalia Kucirkova writes a blog on the concerns around and possible benefits of touchscreens, and whether parents should let their children use them. Read: The Conversation. Image:
8 Sep 2017: Pupils' 'ear for writing' as important as grammar, says expert. 8 September 2017. Dr Dominic Wyse's new book analyses the work of great authors and poets. It concludes that good writing is about noticing and appreciating language, as well as
8 Sep 2017: The rise in personalised story books and what it means for children's privacy. 8 September 2017. Dr Natalia Kucirkova discusses privacy concerns surrounding the production of personalised story books, and what UCL is doing to help. Related News.
8 Sep 2017: The experts who put storytelling, language and better paid teachers at the heart of early education. 8 September 2017. Dr Natalia Kucirkova canvasses the work of three practitioners who laid the foundations for humanistic approaches to educational