Eric Joyce

  • 'Blueprint' - The stealthy return of Scientific Racism?

    "Blueprint: How DNA makes us who we are" - by Kings College, London's Professor Robert Plomin, is due out on 4 October. Publisher Penguin Allen Lane is in the UK giving review copies only to people who will give the book...

  • Wellington College and England's Festival of Education

    The annual Festival of Education at Wellington College is sponsored by the Daily Telegraph. It's part of the new nexus of 'evidence-based' organisations steadily growing around schools in the independent and state academies sectors. Speakers are varied, from serious scholars...

  • ResearchED

    ResearchED is a growing organisation which says it exists to bring research to bear on the everyday practice of education. It doesn't conduct research, although some of its staff and associated teachers do write 'how to teach' or 'where education...

  • Children detained in the US; online charter schools

    Interesting FreshEd podcast episode here on how the detained children of people removed from the United States have quite irregular schooling provision. Notably, because the prison systems they're detained in are privatised, this means the childrens' education provision is too....

  • Educational 'Gene-ism' and race

    The TES front page this week, with accompanying inside article by Dr Kathryn Asbury, is all about how we can predict educational achievement though genetics now - but should we? Here's three morsels of food for thought. First, the notion...

  • Genetics and Education

    There's a piece in today's 'The Conversation' proposing that children should be DNA-tested at birth in order to: "identify children at genetic risk for developing reading problems, and give them early intervention. As preventive interventions have greater chances of succeeding...

  • Call for content

    As you can see, we've put up some early posts on our new Educational Research blog. The idea, though, is to publish interesting snippets from people's research, and other thoughts educational researchers would like to share. We thought we'd start...

  • Bill Scott's Blog

    In spite of its infancy, we like to think this blog is arguably the second best educational research related blog at Bath University. If you like it, though, and aren't aware of the best one then do take a look...

  • Bath Doctoral College Training Fund event with senior education journalists

    Just before Summer break, we ran a well-attended session in the Education department introducing doctoral researchers to senior education journalists. The idea was to give researchers, and faculty members if they fancied it, some exposure to how education stories work...

  • Social Constructivism is madness, it says here...

    Our first post flagged a left leaning podcast. For balance, here's something which hangs other other way. There are plenty of 'What works in education?' blogs out there. Many of them follow conservative epistemological and philosophical lines of thinking and...