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Considered is the official blog for the Faculty of Education at Canterbury Christ Church University. It is written by members of the Faculty, its students and its partners. In addition we welcome guest contributions from anyone with an interest in education.

The idea for the blog came in 2012 and one of the first things chosen was the name: it describes a great deal of what we are seeking to achieve. We want to look at education in a thoughtful and evidence based way – a considered way.

The blog is aimed at anybody with an interest in education. The entries are meant to be readable, thought-provoking and engage debate. A key feature is the promotion of evidence based thinking, but we want this to be done in a digestible and jargon-free context.

Our Aims

The blog started life by a number of people in the University wanting to contribute further to national debates in education. We start from the following objectives:

  • To contribute to and shape educational debates and issues
  • To stimulate research informed thinking in education practice and policy
  • To promote evidence informed critical commentary and professional discussion on educational news, research and policy
  • To advocate for the power of education to transform people’s lives
  • To build and sustain partnerships and educational communities

The Project Team

The blog is overseen by a project team who come from a wide variety of interests and backgrounds; but we all share an enormous passion and interest in education. This is us!

The Consider-ed blog team

Considered blog team

We are (from the left): Vanessa Young, Catherine Carden, Andy Bloor, Joanna Candler, Graham Birrell, Bridget Somers, Viv Wilson, Mike Blamires and Hazel Bryan (not pictured).

Editorial Policy

All our pieces are reviewed by members of the project team before they are published on the site.

Writing for Us

We are always interested in hearing from people who would like to write a piece for the blog. If you would like to contribute please email considered@canterbury.ac.uk and we would be delighted to send you our writing guide.

If you send us your email address we will not pass this on to others, nor will it be made public on the site without your request.

If you would like to cite a blog entry in an article, essay etc., please use the following convention as suggested by Cite Them Right:

In text citation example: Barnes (2013)

Reference list example: Barnes, J. (2013) ‘The View from my Ivory Tower: a response’, Considered Blog, 19th April, Available at (insert weblink), (Accessed 12th June 2013)


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Please be aware that the content of Considered is the views of its authors and does not necessarily reflect the policy, aims, practice or views of Canterbury Christ Church University.  The University also cannot be held responsible for the accuracy or reliability of comments or content posted by external parties.

The authors of the blog entries have licenced their writing under a Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 UK: England & Wales License.