This video was recorded at the British Educational Research Association conference after my keynote presentation at the 2012 conference. Produced by Mike O'Donoghue, School of Education, University of Manchester. September 2012.
In the keynote I tried hard to make the case that a body representing educational research should be much more active in opeing free schools, sponsoring academies, and indeed simply showing how effective current educational research insights can be in building better learning.
It's not enough any more to write the papers and books, now what is needed is to walk the talk as well as talk the talk. This short interviews ends with more of the same.
To be candid, i don't think any university should be allowed anywhere near teacher education if it doesn't itself run an astonishingly effective school... do you?