Blogs

Is the UK in Need of a Micro School Revolution? New, classroom sized schools are demonstrating the right change, under the right circumstances, at the right time

Tom Beresford
Thursday, 1 December 2016 - 8:13am

The right kind of change for our time

It’s a tough time to be on the side of change in education. There’s been so much of it over the past decade — especially in the English system — and it’s not all been good.

Thinking about new solutions for how we ‘do’ education, schools and learning has never been more important (for why, watch Valerie Hannon’s talk...

Now more than ever we must create serious, sustainable impact with and for those communities that have been left behind

Sarah Gillinson
Wednesday, 9 November 2016 - 8:43pm

I was travelling back from an inspiring time with Innovation Unit’s Australian colleagues when I received the shocking news of the Trump win.

I am feeling that increasingly familiar wrench of personal despair, mixed with high ‘professional’ energy. I am disappointed and angry for the way in which the world is developing and I am saddened that there is such a huge swathe of people in supposedly rich and flourishing countries who have no political voice, few economic opportunities and have lost...

Why the UK needs to do more to understand when and how Project Based Learning really ‘works’

Louise Thomas
Friday, 4 November 2016 - 12:23pm

By Louise Thomas, Education Lead, Innovation Unit

Earlier today the Education Endowment Fund (EEF) published a report setting out the findings of research into Project Based Learning (PBL) undertaken...