The future of Assessment for LearningFind out more
Assessment is a vital part of education, but done badly it can lead to distortions of classroom practice. Making Good Progress outlines the difference between formative and summative assessment and evaluates the effectiveness of a range of different assessment techniques and systems.
Why knowledge mattersFind out more
Knowledge matters more than we think.
Project-based learning, 21st century schools and transferable learning: modern education is full of such apparently innovative ideas. But how many of them are based on evidence? In this book, Daisy Christodoulou shows through a wide range of examples and case studies just how many popular ideas about education contradict basic scientific principles.
“This may well be the most important book of the decade on teaching” From the foreword by Dylan Wiliam
I’m the Director of Education at No More Marking, a provider of online Comparative Judgement software for schools. I’m also the author of three books about education: Teachers vs Tech, Making Good Progress, and Seven Myths about Education.
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Posted on April 27, 2019
In my book Making Good Progress I developed an analogy between education and marathon running. Put simply, you wouldn’t train for a marathon by trying to run 26.2 miles in every training session. And…
Posted on March 11, 2017
This essay was first published in the Spring 2016 edition of Use of English. I can remember reading Othello for the first time when I was studying A-level, and feeling slightly disappointed and cheate…
Sir Ken is right: traditional education kills creativity
Daisy Christodoulou debates Guy Claxton at the Michaela Community School Debating Education event in November 2015.
Guy Claxton proposes the motion and Daisy Christodoulou opposes it.
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Posted on March 15, 2020
It’s clear that education needs to become more research-based. Too many fads and myths hol…
Posted on March 14, 2020
Back in 2008, the business professor Clayton Christensen made a prediction that by 2019, h…
Posted on March 10, 2020
Suppose a friend came to you and told you they wanted to visit Siberia for the whole of ne…