Education Links

The following links are talks, lectures, debates and news articles about a range of educational issues.


Sir Ken Robinson on Creativity   (19 minutes)

Sugata Mitra on pupil-led learning  (17 minutes)

Sir Ken Robinson on changing education paradigms (12 minutes)

Social media, etc (17 minutes)

Growth Mindset - Carol Dweck (10 minutes)

Learning How to Learn - Barbara Oakley (watch Youtube 17 minutes)

The Learning Pit - James Nottingham (11 minutes)


Why Learning a Musical Instrument Helps Brain Development

Dos and Don'ts of Revision Poster

Tuition: help or a hindrance?

How to Revise

The science of revision

Unrealistic parental expectations   

Children closer to nature do better in exams

Senior schools pull out of league tables

Focusing on facts won't equip children for modern life

Blue Light has a dark side 


Children with learning difficulties need programs based on science, not anecdote and neurobabble

Learning Disabilities, Dyslexia and Vision 1 (2011)

Learning Disabilities, Dyslexia and Vision 2 (2014)

Learning Disabilities, Dyslexia and Vision 3

Complementary and Other Interventions

Primitive Reflexes

Use of coloured overlays and lenses are unlikely to help children with Dyslexia, study finds.  
(Ingrid Torjesen, British Medical Journal)

Vision problems are rare in dyslexic children, and most have perfect eyesight, a large UK population based study has found. The study’s findings, published in Pediatrics on 25 May,1 reinforced the argument that coloured overlays and lenses are unlikely to help with reading difficulties in children with dyslexia. Around 375 000 UK children have dyslexia, and the use of coloured overlays and lenses by such children is common in educational establishments. Parents can spend hundreds of pounds on them, but their effectiveness remains uncertain.