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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 bit.ly/BEEGoldacre) 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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