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    • Baseline testing: Science or fantasy? 

      Wrigley, Terry (National Association for Primary Education, 2017-09-15)
      There’s nothing hidden in your head The Sorting Hat can’t see, So try me on and I will tell you Where you ought to be. The selection of children into houses at Hogwarts famously involves a magic 'sorting hat'. A fiction, ...
    • Opening up pedagogies: Making a space for children 

      Wrigley, Terry (Symposium Books, 2016)
      This article argues that children and young people in places such as England or the USA are subjected to an educational regime which constrains their development and eclipses their emergent identities. Paradoxically, the ...
    • Not so simple: The problem with 'evidence-based practice' and the EEF toolkit 

      Wrigley, Terry (Symposium Books, 2016)
      There are increasing calls for policy and practice to be 'evidence informed'. At surface value, there may appear much to commend such an approach. However, it is important to understand that 'evidence' and 'knowledge' are ...
    • Bullying by numbers 

      Wrigley, Terry (National Association for Primary Education, 2015-05-28)
      Statistics can be a serious tool of critical analysis, by providing a graphic overview of a situation. However they can also distort reality by reducing educational processes - and children themselves - to numerical data: ...
    • The zombie theory of innate IQ 

      Wrigley, Terry (2014-03)
      Attempts are being made to resuscitate the idea that ability is predetermined by our genes – doubtless linked to moves within the Conservative Party to reintroduce grammar schools and selection at 11. Recent research by ...