Month: January 2021

CAR projects during lockdown

By Dr Jo Neary Since the Christmas break, school buildings in Scotland have once again closed to all but the children of essential workers and of vulnerable families. While teachers are having to balance their workload between supporting learning online through digital classrooms, and attending their physical classroom, some teachers are also carrying on with …

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Scottish Government equity report examines school closure impact

The Scottish Government has published an equity audit that examines the Covid-19 pandemic’s impact on children from disadvantaged backgrounds. The audit was undertaken as part of Protecting Scotland, Renewing Scotland: the 2020-21 Programme for Government, and covers material extracted between 23 March and 1 September 2020. While the government recognises that a longer strategy is …

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International Council for Education Advisers—school exams ‘outdated technology’ in the 21st century

Are high school exams out of date? Just before Christmas, the Scottish Government’s International Council for Education Advisers (ICEA) called for the end of high school exams as we know them in a report, and the idea attracted plenty of media attention. The ICEA, whose membership includes Professor Chris Chapman, the Network for Social and …

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