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Promoting, providing and protecting playtime

Within this guest blog post, Marianne Mannello from Play Wales emphasises the importance of giving children the permission, space and time to play in order to deal with uncertainty and challenge. Detail is provided on...

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Are you resilient enough for COVID-19?

With the COVID-19 pandemic, we cannot seem to escape messages about building resilience, which have been developing for some time now. In this first blog post from Richard Sanders, BESA Executive Committee Member and Web...

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Using a targeted programme to support quiet shy and anxious learners

As we return to the bustle and busyness of a new term, this timely blog post examines research on shy or quiet children who can often be overlooked in loud and fast learning environments. Dr...

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Transition: Voices from across the bridge

In our first blog post from the wider BESA community, Dr Amanda Thomas & Dr Rhiannon Packer provide researcher perspectives on a variety of transitions within education. With the work gathering learner voice from nursery...

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The push for online content

Our BESA Secretary Dr Steve Dixon has found some time away from his day-to-day work as a Senior Lecturer at Newman University; to reflect upon the technologically mediated realities that now exist within education. The...

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School reopening? top scientists say not yet

Dr. Alpesh Maisuria, our BESA Research Funding Lead and Associate Professor of Education Policy in Critical Education at the University of the West of England (UWE), provides critical perspectives on the re-opening of schools in...