Blog posts November 2016

Now more than ever we must create serious, sustainable impact with and for those communities that have been left behind

Sarah Gillinson
Wednesday, 9 November 2016 - 9:43pm

I was travelling back from an inspiring time with Innovation Unit’s Australian colleagues when I received the shocking news of the Trump win.

I am feeling that increasingly familiar wrench of personal despair, mixed with high ‘professional’ energy. I am disappointed and angry for the way in which the world is developing and I am saddened that there is such a huge swathe of people in supposedly rich and flourishing countries who have no political voice, few economic opportunities and have lost...

Why the UK needs to do more to understand when and how Project Based Learning really ‘works’

Louise Thomas
Friday, 4 November 2016 - 1:23pm

By Louise Thomas, Education Lead, Innovation Unit

Earlier today the Education Endowment Fund (EEF) published a report setting out the findings of research into Project Based Learning (PBL) undertaken...

Education Endowment Fund report published today

Louise Thomas
Friday, 4 November 2016 - 10:34am

Our response

Today the Education Endowment Fund (EEF) have published a report setting out the findings of research into Project Based Learning undertaken by Innovation Unit with Durham University.


Project Based Learning is an approach that is seen to have great success elsewhere and Innovation Unit has been keen to bring that learning here. Networks such as High Tech High, Expeditionary Learning and New Tech Network from the US use predominantly project based learning and...