A 10-Day Run Up to My PhD Viva: An Alternative Tale

By Aliandra Lazzari Barlete, Faculty of Education, University of Cambridge. First published on the FERSA blog run by graduate students at the Faculty of Education in Cambridge. 02 May 2019, 11am. I hit the treadmill at the College’s gym. My PhD viva is scheduled to start at 2pm. My anxiety levels skyrocketed, and I need to make sure all … Continue reading A 10-Day Run Up to My PhD Viva: An Alternative Tale

The Platform University

This special issue of Discover Society collects articles from speakers at last year’s inaugrial Platform University conference at the University of Cambridge. It has been published to coincide with the release of the call for papers for the second conference, taking place in December at Lancaster University. The Platform University, by Mark Carrigan Assembling the … Continue reading The Platform University

Ranking respect: Can teacher status be compared across countries?

By Katherine Aleynikova The more the teachers in a country are respected, the higher the academic results are amongst their students, or so the Global Teacher Status Index 2018 claims to prove. As instinctively plausible as the argument is, and as easily agreeable (who would argue against respecting teachers?), I have to wonder how exactly … Continue reading Ranking respect: Can teacher status be compared across countries?

Call for Chapters: Social theory, digital education and the Global South: Critical perspectives

Social theory, digital education and the Global South: Critical perspectives Edited by Cristina Costa and Ana Lucia Pereira Book Overview (download leaflet): The impact of digital media on the social world is a global phenomenon that presents the education sector with a set of new challenges. Even though there is considerable body of research engaged in … Continue reading Call for Chapters: Social theory, digital education and the Global South: Critical perspectives

Can Big Data Bridge the Gap between Knowing and Doing?

By Susan Robertson With the World Education Forum for 2019 just around the corner, I took a quick look at its organising theme: What we should do with what we know: developing educational policy for implementation, impact and exponential success. There’s little doubt that were our knowledge of education systems around the world to be stacked … Continue reading Can Big Data Bridge the Gap between Knowing and Doing?