When you are next in the bath (a recognized venue for deep thought) , have
a go at thinking about all of the educational initiatives that have hit schools in
the last decade or two. I’ll bet the water gets cold before you run out.
Presumably each of those costly initiatives was based on researched evidence
that made it clear that their introduction would absolutely lead to
improvements in achievement?
I can’t find any effect size data
on the initiatives that the fine
gentleman on my right is
referring to, but unless each
comes armed with evidence-
based improvements to the
teaching and learning
approaches then they may,
dare I suggest, simply be
attempts at misguided fixes.