Many are now questioning the role of exams and whether there can be a better method of assessment in school. Assessment as Dialogue gives Twenty Inspiring Practices from Classrooms and Schools around Europe. The book covers all stages of a child’s school life. This video shows one of the examples, a school in Amsterdam called … Continue reading Assessment as Dialogue
The Children’s Alliance is lobbying for a Cabinet Minister for Children and have set up a petition. you can support their campaign by adding your signature here.
Recommendation systems are a defining feature of the digital world. They suggest to children videos they should watch, information they should read, games they should play, and even who they should be friends with. When used effectively, they can play an important role in helping children navigate the online world, to refine the masses of content available in … Continue reading Risk by Design
In September and October 2021, thirty students from The Hague University of Applied Sciences conducted research in the Netherlands. Every student walked crosswise through their own residential area on at least two different days to observe where and which children are playing outside, writes urban geographer Gerben Helleman, author of the blog Urban Springtime. “In addition, we … Continue reading Playing outside: who, where and what?
During 2021 Play Wales have produced and circulated a variety of new and updated publications to support and inform those who have an interest in, or a responsibility for children’s play. Here is a summary of the publications – all of which are available to freely download. Summary
Baroness Frances D’Souza has called for the appointment of a Cabinet Minister for Children as a new report criticises the Government’s strategy for children’s physical health as a ‘crude fixation’ on ‘weight management’. The Honorary President of The Children’s Alliance said:‘Physical Health’ is a comprehensive study of children’s physical health during the time of Covid-19. … Continue reading Second Report from Children’s Alliance