Education 2030

Quality of Learning and Teaching

Blended learning allows educators to address the highest degree of variance in a school system: variation between teachers. Facilitating, rather than leading allows teachers to address all students. Recent UK research concluded that having a very effective, rather than an average teacher raises each pupil’s attainment by a third of [an examination] grade.

School systems need to ensure that their curricula are relevant and contain enough flexibility to accommodate different learners and different social and economic needs. They need to ensure that school buildings are in good condition… All these things are important and ultimately impact academic performance. However, none is nearly as important as the quality of teaching.