Archive for the ‘Education’ Category

Blind artist challenging understanding of colour

For centuries, people who were born blind have been the intellectual curios of philosophers studying consciousness

Poorer students over three times more likely to live at home

More exams to combat stress in schools: utterly absurd

New education project focuses on UK multilingualism

Our new education project will explore how well prepared the UK is set up to support growing numbers of multilingual children.

Professor Alma Harris advises on Scottish schools reform

Professor Alma Harris was in Hollyrood last week for the latest meeting of the International Council of Education Advisers advising the Scottish government.

‘Community Matters’ celebrates strength of local research partnerships

The fruits of a major public engagement initiative, Community Matters, will be unveiled at an event in the Guildhall taking place today.

Public engagement event encourages youngsters into science

I’m a Scientist winner, Sam Carr from our Department of Education, said: “In the end, I believe that 'asking questions' is by far the most critical and important part of any science."

Academic contributes to international HE publication on REF

Richard Watermeyer (Education) has written a report titled: Activism over acrimony: Not getting better but getting beyond the UK’s Research Excellence Framework

Education welcomes students to 2017 PG Summer School

Staff from across the Department of Education are involved in teaching units on our Doctor of Education (EdD) and MA Education programmes over this period.

Pets can help children accept challenges of foster care

Sam Carr, Lecturer in Education, writes for The Conversation.

Exploring the evolving role of middle leaders in schools

A delegation of school leaders convened on campus this week for a flagship meeting of the Schools, Students and Teachers Network (SSAT).

Researchers discuss the 'Dutch Way' in education

A new book authored by researchers Alma Harris and Michelle Jones explores how and why the Dutch education system performs so well in raising achievements.

How children under pressure can lose confidence

Ya-Hsin Lai, PhD Researcher in Education, writes for The Conversation.

HE in China - Catherine Montgomery's inaugural: 11 May

In her inaugural lecture, Professor Catherine Montgomery will discuss China’s policy, partnerships and investment in higher education

Accessible, engaging textbooks could improve learning

Lizzi Milligan, Lecturer in International Education, writes for The Conversation.

It’s not what sport kids play but how they play it that matters

A new Conversation article from PhD Researcher Ioannis Costas Batlle (Education).

Education research informs Scottish government

Professor Alma Harris (Department of Education) was in Edinburgh this week for meetings with the Scottish government as part of the International Council of Education Advisers (ICEA).

Why academics should bother with public engagement

Richard Watermeyer (Education) has co-authored an article for The Conversation.

Public engagement project recognised in national awards

A collaborative project between our researchers and the fostering charity TACT has been shortlisted for a national public engagement award.

Fostering Hope shortlisted for award

A research project involving a local fostering agency is up for a national public engagement award