@impacteduk is a community for educators to discuss and debate the innovations and practices in education and evaluate them against research for impact on children’s learning. It is a community interested in evidence and rigour. This is not the place for anecdotes and opinions, unless they are to stimulate discussion. This is a community where people are respected, and ideas are evaluated critically.
It gives an idea a pedigree, it enables those who hear an idea for the first time to track back and establish the quality of the people and processes the idea has been developed through.
Attribution allows those who develop ideas to be given the kudos and credit that is due.
Attribution allows those who hear and idea to critically evaluate it before accepting it as valid.