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Education could be a world of pure innovation

Professionals who blend the art of teaching with the science of learning are transforming the profession. Now it must be scaled up, writes Stephen Fraser

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In March 2013, Ben Goldacre released a paper detailing a strong case for transforming the use of evidence in education.

“Building Evidence into Education” (see called on the teaching profession to embrace evidence on an unprecedented scale and establish new ways of working that would help educators become not only the end-users of evidence, but also the generators and custodians of it.

Goldacre wanted research trials in schools to become mainstream. He wrote about a culture of active participation in research being fundamental to the practice and improvement of medicine as ...

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