A century apart? The chasm between Nesta's 'Flipped Learning' event and Nick Gibb's textbook campaign
The review of research, Literature Review on Textbook Use and Links to Educational Standards (AlphaPlus), commissioned by the Publishers Association (PA) and the British Educational Suppliers Association (Besa) was pretty unequivocal: following its search for evidence linking high-quality textbooks with improved outcomes for students -- weak at best. Most effective were the interventions that change practice.
But that didn't satisfy education minister and textbook crusader Nick Gibb MP, the keynote speaker at their joint annual event, "Raising the Quality Bar".