Measuring the dosage of brief social-emotional learning (SEL) activities in humanitarian settings
This blog was written by Zezhen (Michael) Wu, Hirokazu Yoshikawa and J. Lawrence Aber, Department of Applied Psychology, and Lindsay Brown and Ha Yeon Kim, Global TIES for Children, New York University. Key messages for researchers and practitioners: When studying brief and skill-targeted social-emotional learning activities, consider calculating measures of…
Decolonisation, politics, knowledge and power – interview with convenors of UKFIET conference theme
It is the potential to ‘disrupt’ that excites us most about this conference theme – Decolonisation, politics, knowledges and power. The invitation is to engage critically with the colonial matrix of power and the way it operates through knowledge, theory and practice in education and development.
Education systems including workforce and curricula – interview with convenors of UKFIET conference theme
Interview with theme convenors of one of six 2023 UKFIET conference themes, ‘Education systems including workforce and curricula’: Claire Hedges, Senior Programmes Manager, International Development Office of The Open University, and Purna Shrestha, Global Technical Lead for Resilient and Inclusive Education Practice Area at VSO International.
Conversations for Change: Response to FCDO position paper ‘Addressing the climate, environment and biodiversity crises in and through girls’ education’
The resounding message that emerged from the UKFIET event is that the status quo is unacceptable: education needs to change. In this blog, we welcome FCDO’s commitment to delivering this change, and offer recommendations for where more needs to be done.
Instructional leadership – what it is and why it matters
Joseph is the new headteacher of a rural primary school in Central Zambia. He faces many challenges. The school has recently been connected to the mains water supply but has no electricity. In his first few weeks, he was visited by Martha, the District Education Standards Officer, who highlighted the…
A Systems Approach to Improve Support for School Leaders and Education Officers to Prioritise Teaching and Learning
The RISE Education Systems Diagnostic is a tool for identifying strategic priorities for education system reform. In the fourth blog in this series, we hear from Global School Leaders, one of the organisations that piloted the Diagnostic in 2022.
Making assessments more accessible for children with disabilities
The International Development and Early Learning Assessment (IDELA) tool, created by Save the Children in 2011, measures children’s early learning and development. Its play-based tasks help evaluate motor development, emergent literacy, emergent numeracy and social-emotional development. The tool is designed to assess children from three to six years old and…
Planning, finance, technology and data – interview with convenors of UKFIET conference theme
Interview with theme convenors of one of six 2023 UKFIET conference themes, ‘Planning, finance, technology and data’: Sally Rosscornes, UNESCO International Institute for Educational Planning, and Ellen Smith, Aga Khan Foundation.
Conflict, crisis, climate and migration – interview with convenors of UKFIET conference theme
Interview with theme convenors of one of six 2023 UKFIET conference themes, ‘Conflict, crisis, climate and migration’: Chris Berry, Education Adviser, UK’s Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office, and Rachael Fitzpatrick, Senior Researcher, Education Development Trust.
The Role of Mentorship in Education and Career Development of Students: Lessons from the RISE Programme in Nigeria
In this blog, the authors share experiences from Nigeria on the roles of mentorship in education and career development, drawing lessons from a RISE research that focused on the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) teachers as role models for senior secondary school students.