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IN.PSY.ED is a group of psychologists who conduct research to understand and combat educational inequalities. 

 

Our work includes primary research, secondary analyses, and designing and evaluating interventions within schools, colleges and universities.  IN.PSY.ED is led by Dr Matthew J. Easterbrook, a senior lecturer in psychology at the University of Sussex.  

 

This website is where we publish research reports, outline new projects and publications, and describe our current activities.

Currently, we are working on the

Education in the time of Corona: Home Learning Study

 

Scroll down or click the link above to read the latest about the study.

You can keep up to date with our work by subscribing to updates. 

 

LATEST RESEARCH

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EDUCATION IN THE TIME OF CORONA: HOME LEARNING STUDY

On this website I will post several short research reports in which I report some of the findings from the Education in the Time of Corona study on Home Learning, funded by the European Association of Social Psychology and, more recently, the University of Sussex’s Higher Education Innovation Fund.

 

The study consists of a survey for teachers and parents of school-aged children in the UK.  It asks about the provisions that schools have provided for home learning, and what they think about it.  The survey is ongoing, but, considering the relevance and timeliness of the topic, I want to publicise the results as soon as they are available.  Please bear in mind, though, that all the results I report in these blogs are early, preliminary, and may change as more responses come in.

MEDIA INTEREST IN OUR WORK

Here are a few examples of our work in the national and regional press. Click on the story headline to open the article in a new window

BBC: 
* Covid-19: Williamson promises 300,000 extra laptops

Independent: 
* Lack of food makes home schooling harder, say one in five struggling families

The Telegraph:

* Boys have done less school work during lockdown than girls, study finds

TES
* 1 in 3 primary FSM pupils learning for an hour a day

This is Money: 
* One in five struggling families say lack of food makes home-learning hard - poll

Huff Post: 
* Pictures Of 'Disgraceful' Free School Meals Prompt Investigation

Children & Young People Now
* DFE LAUNCHES INVESTIGATION OVER ‘WOEFULLY INADEQUATE’ FREE SCHOOL MEALS PARCELS

Education Technology: 
* Disadvantaged students struggle with e-learning due to lack of food, new report reveals​

* Reduce educational materials, increase pastoral care to reduce e-learning stress, say psychologists

The London Economic: 
* As FSM row grows, disadvantaged parents say lack of food makes home-learning harder

Yahoo! News: 
* Pictures Of 'Disgraceful' Free School Meals Prompt Investigation

Oxford Mail: 
* One in five struggling families say lack of food makes home-learning hard – poll

Basildon Standard
* 300,000 more laptops and tablets for disadvantaged pupils, Government announces

Evoke:
* Girls have done much more schoolwork than boys during lockdown

Mirage:

* How to boost pupil learning and bust parent stress: home-schooling recommendations from psychologists

CONTACT US

INPSYED is led by Dr Matthew J. Easterbrook, a senior lecturer in psychology at the University of Sussex.  You can contact him via email or post.

School of Psychology, University of Sussex, East Sussex, BN1 9QH, UK