New Thinking

Each year the Global Education & Skills Forum drives forward new thinking on education, equity and employment and develops practical ways for education to change the world.

Here you will find new research, advocacy and toolkits that have been developed by our organisational partners and expert Alliances.
  • New Research

  • Provocation papers

  • Time for an EdTech rethink

    By Carla Aerts, Director of Futures, UCL Institute of Education: It's clear that the time has come for an EdTech rethink, to understand its shortfalls and limitations and dispel the most common myths. In this new paper, to be presented for the first time at GESF 2018, UCL Institute of Education Director of Futures Carla Aerts argues that if EdTech is to enable teaching and learning, developers must design it around the learner and relevant pedagogies – and also recognize the critical importance of context.

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  • Vision Aligned Student Outcomes

    By Archana Iyer, Director of Student Outcomes, Teach For All.What set of student outcomes suggest that our children are on an enduring path to a local, collectively contextualized vision of self-determination and leadership? How can we measure progress towards those vision aligned student outcomes?

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  • Fake News

    By The National Literacy Trust. A leading Parliamentary Commission on Fake News and the Teaching of Critical Literacy Skills in Schools through the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Literacy. The commission launched in September 2017 following the publication of a new evidence review from the National Literacy Trust which stressed that children and young people in England do not have the critical literacy skills they need to identify fake news.

    The commission is currently gathering evidence from children and young people, teachers, academics and media companies through surveys, focus groups and expert witness sessions.

    All the evidence will be brought together into a final report to be published in summer 2018, with key recommendations for a range of audiences, including government and the education sector.

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