Category Archives: education

Sociological perspectives on the role and functions of education in society; the significance of in-school processes such as teacher labelling and subcultures for pupil identities; explanations for differences in educational achievement by social class, gender and ethnicity; the impact of education policies of marketization, selection and privatisation, and the globalization of education

Playing the SENCO Game…

According to the latest Department for Education data, the number of pupils receiving extra time in exams in England and Wales has increased by 35.8% since 2013/14. However, at the same time there has been a 20.4% decrease in pupils … Continue reading

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Problems with the fusion of  big data and education

The first problem is that it will be more difficult for us to forget and escape our past…. While we as individuals grow, evolve and change, comprehensive educational data collected through the years remains unchanged – there is a problem … Continue reading

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School Types in England and Wales – Statistical Overview…

As of 2017, there were over 250 000 children in ‘Converter Academies’, 86, 000 students in sponsored academies, and 170 000 students in LEA maintained schools. This that in 2017 there were twice as many students in converter and sponsored … Continue reading

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Kahoot for teaching A-level sociology

Kahoot is an online quizzing platform which allows teachers to create multiple choice quizzes which can be played in-class by students, who access the quiz on a mobile device. Students need to go to Kahoot.it and need a pin (unique to each quiz, … Continue reading

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Assess the view that western models of education are not appropriate to developing countries (20)

Overview plan What are Western Models of Education? What are the arguments and evidence for western models being appropriate to developing countries? What are the arguments and evidence against/ what other models might be appropriate? Conclusion – when might Western … Continue reading

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Will E-learning Platforms change Education?

Big data enthusiasts argue that the greater data collection and analysis potential provided by e-learning platforms such as Khan Academy and Udacity provide much more immediate feedback to students about how they learn, and they thus predict a future in … Continue reading

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Socrative for Teaching and Learning A-Level Sociology

Socrative is a real-time feedback learning-tool which allows teachers to quickly produce multiple choice, true/ false or open ended questions in order to assess student understanding. Personally I think Socrative is the most useful online learning tool available to teachers … Continue reading

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How will Big Data Change Education?

Big Data will make Feedback more focussed on effective teaching rather than student progress, it will make learning more individualised, and it will enable us to make probabilistic predictions about what programmes are best for different students. This is according  … Continue reading

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Will Big Data Change Education?

How will big data analytics reshape how we teach and how we learn; and how will it change what we learn? This is one of the questions posed in ‘Big Data: A Revolution That Will Transform How We Live, Work … Continue reading

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Will Britain ever have a Black Prime minister?

Will Britain Ever Have a Black Prime Minister? aired on the BBC IN 2017, which looked at the relative average life chances of a Black British child progressing through life… NB Thank you kindly to whoever uploaded this to You … Continue reading

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