Always Learning

The official Pearson blog.

Dr Judy Willis

Getting inside students’ heads

By Dr Judy Willis | 4th Mar 2015
Neuroscience research about how we learn is advancing at increasing speed. Neuroimaging is opening windows allowing us to watch the brain process, recognise, remember, and transfer information at the level of synapses and neural circuits. But …
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Jon Twing

Making Assessments Count

By Jon Twing | 3rd Mar 2015
I was recently asked why Pearson was so eager to sign up to support and develop the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers, or PARCC, in the US, and other assessment systems …
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Diane Budd

My name’s Diane, and I’m a single parent

By Diane Budd | 26th Feb 2015
I am a single parent. It’s funny how often that fact crops up early in conversations when I meet people. Perhaps it’s because I’m proud of my daughter, perhaps it’s a preemptive strike against the …
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Dominic Collard

Video: Education entrepreneurs

By Dominic Collard | 24th Feb 2015
Key to our social innovation approach is our belief that commercial solutions can accelerate access to quality education. Uncovering, developing and scaling solutions, especially in places where education standards fall well behind the best in …
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Peter Hughes

The stomach for learning?

By Peter Hughes | 24th Feb 2015
Conversations about how to improve education standards tend to focus on the things we can easily see: the quantity and quality of teachers, socio-economic circumstances, class sizes, the right (and the wrong) sort of technology. …
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Peter Hughes

Proud to hug trees

By Peter Hughes | 13th Feb 2015
As the world’s largest education company, why might nature interest us? How does being dedicated to the lives of learners mesh with the welfare of woodland? What’s the connection between supporting students' progress, and sustaining …
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Dominic Collard

Why do people learn English?

By Dominic Collard | 12th Feb 2015
    There are millions of people learning English all over the world. But why? Here's what we found out.  
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Natalia Jaszczuk

Alex and Edward – a tale of two educations

By Natalia Jaszczuk | 9th Feb 2015
Last week, with a couple of hours to kill before a flight home from Miami, I went on a stroll on the beach, when an apparently homeless man crossed my way. As he started rummaging …
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Don Kilburn

Teaching twice: The hidden cost of America’s education system

By Don Kilburn | 9th Feb 2015
President Obama offered up an ambitious plan to make the first two years of community college free of charge. It’s a highlight of his budget proposal and will be a tent-pole issue of the administration’s …
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Kaitlyn Stover

A year in the life of a new teacher

By Kaitlyn Stover | 5th Feb 2015
When I was coming towards the end of college life and beginning to consider a career, I yearned for two things: passion and the ability to make an impact. In college, my friends and I …
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Sharon Harris

Sharon’s story

By Sharon Harris | 4th Feb 2015
When parents decide to separate, the impact on their children can be minimal, or it can be enormous. In this blog, Sharon Harris describes her own experience of divorce, and the crucial role that school …
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