Category: Education Research

April 19, 2017 Crossfields Institute

It was good to read a report in The Guardian on the use of a “restore” process in a school in Gloucester to break the cycle of sanctions and exclusions. As part of the research and development undertaken for an Erasmus+ funded project, staff from Crossfields Institute have taken part in a training session led…

March 14, 2017 Crossfields Institute

Next time you see a learning styles questionnaire, burn it – began a typically forthright article in The Guardian back in July 2006 by Professor Frank Coffield. He had published results of a large research project into the use of learning styles questionnaires two years previously, but the UK Department of Education was firmly wedded…

October 10, 2016 Crossfields Institute

From Crossfield Institutes’ Isis Brook: As those at Crossfields who go to the research forum will know I am very interested in the use of creating visual diagrams for understanding concepts so was interested to hear this short podcast on the Teaching Strides website – this is a Mount Royal University website at that has…

October 16, 2015 Crossfields Institute

Isis Brook, Head of Faculty of Environment and Transdisciplinary Studies: “An article by Manfred Spitzer in the latest issue of New Scientist draws together work from numerous studies that show computers have had either no effect or a detrimental effect on children’s learning.  The latest report is from the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development…

September 14, 2015 Crossfields Institute

  According to the following article on The Guardian, forcing universities to be competitive and efficient stifles their ability to what they do best: research and teach. https://www.theguardian.com/education/2015/jul/06/let-uk-universities-do-what-they-do-best-teaching-and-research

April 20, 2015 Crossfields Institute

  Every year, the American Education Research Association lists its 10 most-read articles. npr.org examined these articles and came up with 5 discoveries that may surprise you… https://www.npr.org/blogs/ed/2015/02/26/387471969/5-lessons-education-research-taught-us-in-2014