What we can learn about Educational Underachievement from the GCSE and A-Level experience of 2020

What we can learn about Educational Underachievement from the GCSE and A-Level experience of 2020

CREU Research Fellow Jonathan Harris asks what can be learned about Educational Underachievement from the recent exam grading controversy

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Prioritising Play when Schools Reopen

Prioritising Play when Schools Reopen

Educational Psychologist John McMullen and Play Expert Glenda Walsh argue for quality playful learning experiences to be re-prioritised as schools re-open

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"There is no education like adversity": learning from the positive experiences of lockdown

Noel Purdy and Alistair Hamill (Lurgan College) consider what we can learn from the positive experiences of some children and families during lockdown.

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Bridging the Lockdown Learning Gap (Part Two)

Bridging the Lockdown Learning Gap (Part Two)

What steps can we take to bridge the lockdown learning gap? Noel Purdy shares seven ways schools, parents and government can bridge the gap.

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Bridging the Lockdown Learning Gap (Part One)

Bridging the Lockdown Learning Gap (Part One)

Is there a lockdown learning gap? What does the lockdown learning gap look like in Northern Ireland? Noel Purdy outlines the challenges facing our schools.

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Life after Lockdown in the Early Years Classroom: Embracing Challenges as Opportunities!

Life after Lockdown in the Early Years Classroom: Embracing Challenges as Opportunities!

As the lockdown restrictions ease, we highlight the social and emotional benefits of play and socialising with peers in the Early Years of school.

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Back to School: Curriculum Matters and Covid-19

Back to School: Curriculum Matters and Covid-19

When Northern Ireland's children do get back to school, whatever that might look like, how should the curriculum guide their learning?

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Report: Home-Schooling in Northern Ireland during the COVID-19 Crisis

Report: Home-Schooling in Northern Ireland during the COVID-19 Crisis

Results of CREU's online survey on parents/carers’ experiences of home-schooling. We asked 2000 parents/carers how they were approaching home-schooling, how schools were supporting them, and what could be improved.

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Links in Achievement and Deprivation

Links in Achievement and Deprivation

Find the recording of Ruth Leitch's CREU webinar on educational disadvantage and deprivation and links to previously unpublished research from ILiAD report.

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‘Left to their own devices’: the inequality of homeschooling

‘Left to their own devices’: the inequality of homeschooling

Unless action is taken in the days to come, the current lockdown and the differentiated experiences of homeschooling have the potential to further disempower and disenfranchise, thus exacerbating the social injustice of an already deeply divided education system.

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Effective Practice for Tackling Educational Disadvantage

Effective Practice for Tackling Educational Disadvantage

We take a closer look at the Department for Education’s “10 Features of Effective Schools”, and draw out some lessons from the case studies described within.

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New Decade, New Approach?

New Decade, New Approach?

What we have learned in the past two decades about Educational Underachievement in Northern Ireland.

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