Category: Teachers

Assessment: the forgotten component in large scale teacher professional development?

Much attention has been given to the assessment of learning at school and university. Reflecting this increased focus on this area, Teacher Professional Development (TPD) programmes include considerable support to teachers to improve how they use assessment , but how much thought is given to the design and evaluation of… Read More

Three ways in which school closures impacted Rwandan secondary school teachers

This blog summarises highlights from our latest research synthesis (also translated into Kinyarwanda) focusing on Rwandan secondary school teacher attitudes, training and retention, as well as student learning outcomes, when schools reopened after the COVID-19 closures. The publication also shares implications for policy and future research based on the findings. Read More

World Teachers’ Day 2022

The theme for World Teachers' Day 2022 is “The transformation of education begins with teachers”. This is a day to celebrate the transformative and critical role that teachers play in growing learners’ potential. We need to ensure that they have the tools they need and are recognised for their key… Read More

Teachers in 2040: Far fewer but much more effective and substantially better rewarded

This article, based on a recent conference presentation, is contributed by Mike Douse, who explores how education’s forthcoming fundamental transformation will result in far fewer teachers worldwide, with each of them facilitating learning much more effectively, and all deserving and hopefully receiving substantially greater remuneration and intangible rewards than in… Read More